knowledge to you
With over 130 years of experience Mosa has become a worldwide leading tile manufacturer. As part of our service we would like to share our experience and knowledge of the building industry with you. Therefore, we create downloadable whitepapers which contain information on trending topics and complex issues. Herewith we hope to help you solve your problems and make decisions.
Overview of our free downloads
Contributing to a green building future
For years, sustainability has grown and developed into one of our core topics. In 2020, we can celebrate 10 years of Cradle to Cradle certification at Mosa. As of today, our tiles have the Cradle to Cradle silver certification – but this is not the end for us. We will continue to contribute to a healthy building environment for the users and take our responsibility for a healthy climate seriously. We are putting all our motivation and innovation performance into fulfilling the new requirements of Cradle to Cradle version 4. And we are heading even further: we are going for gold.
Green Building Labels
Green building, or sustainable design, is the practice of reducing a building’s impact on human health and the environment over the entire life cycle of the building. Besides building to last a lifetime, it is aimed at improving the sustainability of the manufacturing, construction and operation of a building. Green building is increasingly becoming more and more important and it will be the future standard in the construction industry.
How to get certified — and why
There are many certification systems in use around the globe that serve to recognize sustainable building projects. The ‘big three’ and most important in Europe are LEED, BREEAM, and the DGNB certification system. All three establish transnational standards that indicate more than just whether a building is sustainable; the assessments also produce a statement of how sustainable it is.
Color, light, and perception
Color is a natural phenomenon. It is the product of the refraction, reflection, and absorption of light. This makes it a genetic factor in the origin and diversification of life on earth. Besides physical necessities such as photosynthesis, colors are a means of orientation for innumerable forms of life. They are also a means of communication, a reflection of social needs and even a means of socio-cultural communication.