G3NIUS has been awarded the “Solar Impulse Efficient Solution” Label, a proof of high standards in profitability and sustainability.
To address environmental challenges while enabling economic growth, Bertrand Piccard has launched, through the Solar Impulse Foundation, the challenge of selecting 1000 profitable solutions to protect the environment in order to convince decision-makers in governments and businesses to achieve their environmental targets and adopt more ambitious energy policies, which are necessary to pull these solutions to market.
The aim is that to accelerate the transition to a carbon-free and sustainable economy.
At G3NIUS technology by Gresmalt Group was attributed the “Solar Impulse Efficient Solution” Label following an assessment performed by external independent experts and based on verified standards. It is thereby joining the #1000solutions challenge, an initiative by the Solar Impulse Foundation to select solutions that meet high standards in profitability and sustainability and present them to decision-makers to fast-track their implementation.
G3NIUS BY GRESMALT
An innovative ceramic material that makes sustainable floor and wall coverings available to all consumers
In building, ceramics are popular for floor and wall coverings, and porcelain stoneware is the best performing material in terms of aesthetics, technology and sanitation. The G3NIUS FLORA collection is a porcelain stoneware designed with a reduced thickness (7.4mm) compared to the market average (9mm). The 7.4mm thickness grants many tangible benefits to the end consumer: easy to handle thanks to the lightweight; easy to cut and perforate; quicker and more economical installation; responsible production thanks to a reduced use of natural and energetic resources; reduced environmental impact and carbon footprint; logistic advantage for the distributor, with the possibility of loading 22% more sqm on the same vehicle. To ensure transparency, an accredited third-party verified Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) is available.
To receive the “Solar Impulse Efficient Solution” Label, G3nius was thoroughly assessed by a pool of independent experts according to 5 criteria covering the three main topics of Feasibility, Environmental and Profitability. All labelled solutions are part of the #1000solutions portfolio that will be presented to decision-makers in business and government by Bertrand Piccard, Chairman of the Solar Impulse Foundation. The aim of this initiative is to encourage the adoption of more ambitious environmental targets and fast-track the implementation of these solutions on a large scale.
Born into a family of scientific explorers, Bertrand Piccard has made history by completing two round-the-world flights: non-stop in a balloon and more recently without any fuel in the Solar Impulse airplane.
With this last achievement, Bertrand’s goal was to demonstrate how clean technologies and renewable energy can achieve the impossible. As a second phase of his vision, and with the Solar Impulse Foundation, he launched the challenge of selecting 1’000 profitable solutions that protect the environment in order to encourage decision-makers to adopt more ambitious environmental targets and energy policies.
One of the first to envision ecology through the lens of profitability, he urges for the uptake of clean and efficient technologies because they are logical rather than just ecological. Even if climate change didn’t exist, they would make sense, as they represent the biggest industrial market of the century. According to him, innovation and pioneering spirit are key to solve the most pressing challenge of our times: ensuring the quality of life on Earth.
About the “Solar Impulse Efficient Solution” Label
One of the first labels for positive impact businesses bringing together protection of the environment and financial viability, the “Solar Impulse Efficient Solution” Label is attributed following an assessment performed by external independent experts. In collaboration with renowned institutions, solutions applying for the label must go through a neutral methodology based on verified standards. This label serves as an award for clean and profitable solutions.
About the Solar Impulse Foundation
The Solar Impulse Foundation is dedicated to accelerating the implementation of clean and profitable solutions. Moreover, the Foundation is helping decision-makers in businesses and governments to achieve their environmental targets and adopt more ambitious energy policies, which are necessary to pull these solutions to market. A way to carry the success of the first solar-powered flight around the world further.