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Sustainability

Brands and products with sustainable credentials.

October 2019

Natural Slate Cladding: An Ecological Design Solution

Cupaclad natural slate cladding is a sustainable option that doesn't compromise on durability or aesthetic.

Sustainability Claims without ‘Greenwash’

Sustainability Claims without ‘Greenwash’

A look at how Viking Roofspec's waterproofing systems ensure minimal impact on the environment.

Dulux's Green Initiatives Reduce Environmental Impact

Dulux's Green Initiatives Reduce Environmental Impact

Dulux’s sustainability approach helps create better places and spaces for future generations.

Improve Building Sustainability by Designing for the Sun

Improve Building Sustainability by Designing for the Sun

An adjustable louvre system from Louvretec can reduce the energy used for heating and cooling by capitalising on the sun’s energy.

Nature is at the Core of Trespa Cladding

Nature is at the Core of Trespa Cladding

Trespa Meteon provides architects and specifiers with an enticing, reliable and sustainable solution for creating striking facades.

Corian Solid Surface and the Environment

Corian Solid Surface and the Environment

Corian Solid Surface is renewable and repairable, consisting of an advanced blend of natural minerals and acrylic resin.

Luxurious Coatesville Home Showcases Sustainable Underfloor Heating

Luxurious Coatesville Home Showcases Sustainable Underfloor Heating

A low-energy underfloor heating system from Hot Water Heat Pumps has provided a comfortable long-term solution for this Coatesville home. 

Winstone Wallboards is Committed to Protecting the Environment

Winstone Wallboards is Committed to Protecting the Environment

Most of Winstone Wallboards' waste from manufacture is either recycled or composted for agricultural use.

Wood Composite Offers Sustainable Timber Alternative

Wood Composite Offers Sustainable Timber Alternative

SPS Building is proud to offer one of the most sustainable yet durable timber alternatives on the market: INNOWOOD

Smart Design Enables Better Waste Behaviours

Smart Design Enables Better Waste Behaviours

Hideaway Bins have released a new Waste Management Guide to assist with the design of waste systems in homes and offices.

A Sustainable Journey: Laminex New Zealand Sees the Wood and the Trees

A Sustainable Journey: Laminex New Zealand Sees the Wood and the Trees

It takes attention to detail and big-picture thinking to tread an environmentally responsible path when making timber-based laminates

Sustainable Glulam Chosen for Green School NZ Project

Sustainable Glulam Chosen for Green School NZ Project

With a fully sustainable product range, Techlam can provide custom solutions with glulaminated timber, such as for the Green School NZ project currently underway in Taranaki. 

Solatube and The Solar Impulse Foundation Top 1000

Solatube and The Solar Impulse Foundation Top 1000

The Solar Impulse Foundation has selected Solatube as one of 1000 Efficient Solutions Worldwide.

Gerard Adopts Declare Sustainability Label

Gerard Adopts Declare Sustainability Label

Gerard has become New Zealand's first roofing manufacturer to offer Kiwi specifiers increased transparency by adding the Declare label to its products.

Dimond Roofing Launches Global GreenTag

Dimond Roofing Launches Global GreenTag

Dimond Roofing is proud to have received GreenRate Level A certification for all ColorCote roll formed roofing products — the top tier rating for this globally recognised eco-label, 

Sustainability Measures Further Developed at APL

Sustainability Measures Further Developed at APL

Wide-ranging sustainability initiatives continue to be driven through the existing operations of APL Window Solutions. These supplement special features being included in the design and construction of the major new company facility taking shape at Hautapu, near Cambridge.

The Ultimate Green Living Solution: VELUX Skylights

The Ultimate Green Living Solution: VELUX Skylights

Using VELUX Skylights and VELUX ACTIVE for natural lighting and ventilation is an effective green living solution.

External Insulation Integral to Performance of 5 Green Star Office Building

External Insulation Integral to Performance of 5 Green Star Office Building

The StoTherm Masonry Insulation System contributes to the exceptional thermal performance of Aorangi House — a refurbished 12-storey 1970’s building which now uses around 64% less energy than the average commercial office.

Premium Wood Solutions Start with Sustainably Grown Radiata Pine

Premium Wood Solutions Start with Sustainably Grown Radiata Pine

Sustainable forestry produces innovative wood solutions for an evolving building industry.

Solar Hot Water System Installed at Palmerston North’s First IL4 Building

Solar Hot Water System Installed at Palmerston North’s First IL4 Building

The Apricus Solar Hot Water System was chosen to reduce dependence on natural gas at Te Ao Nui — a sustainable IL4 building in Manawatū-Wanganui.

Passive House in Canterbury Ensures Low-Energy Living

Passive House in Canterbury Ensures Low-Energy Living

Located in North Canterbury, Gibbon House demonstrates that Passive House performance is not beyond the reach of first home buyers.

Futurebuild LVL: A Natural Solution for Planet-Friendly Projects

Futurebuild LVL: A Natural Solution for Planet-Friendly Projects

Futurebuild Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) is a Red List Free engineered timber made from layers of wood veneer, sourced from sustainably-grown New Zealand Radiata Pine.

Sustainability is at the Heart of Porotherm Clay Construction

Sustainability is at the Heart of Porotherm Clay Construction

Stellaria is proud at every level to be partnered with Wienerberger, a company with a central principle to create lasting value by supplying durable and innovative building solutions. 

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