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Sustainability becomes a new lifestyle

Reference Show House "Victoria" by RENSCH-HAUS, built as an Efficiency House 40 Plus, convinced the jury of the "German Show House Award" in 2020 and won gold in the Premium House category (esb PLUS - Reference).

Source: Rensch-Haus GmbH, with kind permission

Sustainability becomes a new lifestyle

Sustainable purchasing behaviour is playing an increasingly important role among consumers. 81% said they pay attention to sustainability when shopping (2019). This is the conclusion of a study by the auditing company KPMG and IFH Cologne: "Sustainability is part of the reality of our lives and will fundamentally change the economy and society. Because people have understood that there are no unlimited resources in this world..." explains Stephan Fetsch, KPMG partner and Head of Consumer Goods.

Pioneer in sustainability & health

Known as an ecological pioneer, elka-Holzwerke has been offering an above-average quality standard for decades with its environmentally compatible, energy-efficient branded products. High-quality, low-emission product lines are the spruce fresh wood boards of esb Standard & esb PLUS, the latter with formaldehyde values below 0.03 ppm, as well as the natural wood board vita. They guarantee problem-free recyclability, dismantling and reusability. A special, easy-to-process MUF glue without isocyanates also characterises the entire product range.

elka products: Recommended by recognised institutes

Blue Angel

Do you want to live, shop, build, renovate or equip an office in an environmentally conscious way? Blue Angel makes it possible: Over 12,000 environmentally friendly products and services from around 1,500 companies have been awarded the Blue Angel eco-label. When you use products or services with the Blue Angel eco-label, you can be sure that you are doing something good for yourself, the environment and the future. Because the Blue Angel is the German government's environmental label for the protection of people and the environment. It is demanding, independent, and has proven itself as a compass for environmentally friendly products for more than 35 years.

Products awarded the Blue Angel:

esb PLUS P5 chipboard | elka VITA natural wood board

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Sentinel House Institute

The Sentinel Haus Institute's online platform is the only practical tool to plan, create and make healthier and sustainable projects affordable.

Serves all those involved in healthy housing & construction and supports private households in researching healthy housing materials / certified professionals.

connects the actors to an always up-to-date network

provides all parties involved with the information they need

is manufacturer-independent, neutral, transparent and open

provides experience from already existing construction projects

links information from different levels: House, building material, manufacturer, processor, general contractor, builder, architect

simplifies and accelerates planning and construction processes: find competent suppliers and partners, support bidding and tendering process [to Sentinel Portal].

Products awarded by the Sentinel House:

esb PLUS P5 chipboard | elka VITA natural wood board

DGNB Navigator

Building products make a significant contribution to the sustainability of a building. Through their environmental impact, such as pollutant emissions or energy consumption during production and operation, their life cycle costs, which are significantly influenced by inspection and maintenance costs or cleaning effort, for example, and their impact on user comfort, they contribute significantly to the overall performance of a building. With the DGNB Navigator, we have developed a unique tool that supports all those involved in the product selection process - from manufacturers to architects, planners, investors and craftsmen to auditors - and provides the necessary transparency of information [to the Navigator].

Products listed in the DGNB Navigator:

esb P5 chipboard | esb PLUS P5 chipboard | elka VITA natural wood board

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Konstruktions- und Schnittholz

elka sawn timber 


Fresh wood chipboard  

elka strong board esb

elka strong board

vita Naturholzplatten

vita natural wood boards 

Sawn timber and wood-based materials
in perfection - since 1906


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