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Sustainability

Brands and products with sustainable credentials.

October 2020

Reducing Carbon Emissions on the Sustainability Journey

18 months ago Nuralite started their carbon zero journey. They are one of the first building supply companies in New Zealand to be certified carboNZero by Toitū.

Black is the New Green with Masons' Plastics Recycling Scheme

Black is the New Green with Masons' Plastics Recycling Scheme

The Masons Merchant DPC Recycling Scheme is a new initiative that enables the recycling of plastic construction waste. 

When the Brief Demands a Sustainable Choice

When the Brief Demands a Sustainable Choice

Environmentally friendly, ceramic tile is manufactured using natural materials and does not retain toxic chemicals, odours, allergens or bacteria. It also does not burn or emit toxic fumes.

Décortech Second Life Project

Décortech Second Life Project

Décortech aims to follow best practice in all aspects of the manufacturing process of Décortech panels, including best practice in the management of any wastage.

Reuse and Recycle with KOROK Fire and Acoustic Wall Panels

Reuse and Recycle with KOROK Fire and Acoustic Wall Panels

KOROK panels not only offer fire and acoustic protection but are also an environmentally-friendly option that is 100% reusable and recyclable, with a Declare label for added assurance. 

VELUX Aims to Become Lifetime Carbon Neutral

VELUX Aims to Become Lifetime Carbon Neutral

By becoming Lifetime Carbon Neutral, VELUX looks to the past to protect the future.

More Than Just a Tagline, Sto’s Mission, “Building with Conscience.”

More Than Just a Tagline, Sto’s Mission, “Building with Conscience.”

Committed to doing the right thing for our people, our communities and our world.

Sustainable Kiwi-Made Timber Minimises Environmental Impact

Sustainable Kiwi-Made Timber Minimises Environmental Impact

With Juken (JNL) timber products, designers can rest assured that every piece of wood was grown and manufactured in a safe and sustainable way by Kiwis, for Kiwis.

Green Roof Benefits Far Exceed Sustainability

Green Roof Benefits Far Exceed Sustainability

Building owners, architects and city planners are turning to sustainable construction for more than just a carbon footprint reduction. Here are seven reasons why a green roof should feature on new construction projects.

Free Toolkit for Assessing Practicality of Pellet Boiler DHW and Heating Systems

Free Toolkit for Assessing Practicality of Pellet Boiler DHW and Heating Systems

To make it easier to do initial calculations and estimations for pellet boiler central heating and domestic hot water systems in commercial buildings Apricus have just launched a free toolkit.

modulyss Announce 99 NEW Cradle to Cradle Certified Products

modulyss Announce 99 NEW Cradle to Cradle Certified Products

After having achieved the Gold level on 28 products, modulyss have now been awarded Cradle to Cradle Certified Silver on a staggering 99 products.

Clay Block Construction: The Ultimate Cradle to Cradle System

Clay Block Construction: The Ultimate Cradle to Cradle System

Porotherm clay blocks are not only 100% natural clay, breathable and sustainable but the waste can be crushed back into the garden.

Karndean Achieves Full Compliance in PVC Product Stewardship Programme

Karndean Achieves Full Compliance in PVC Product Stewardship Programme

Karndean Designflooring are delighted to announce their achievement of 100% compliance in the Vinyl Council Australia’s (VCA) Product Stewardship Programme.

Tagged for Better Things

Tagged for Better Things

Choose Global GreenTag GreenRate Level A certified Dimond Roofing products for GreenStar and HomeStar credits.

Spray Foam: A Sustainable Building Insulation Solution

Spray Foam: A Sustainable Building Insulation Solution

Looking for a truly sustainable insulation solution? Spray foam's lifetime guarantee and eco-friendly make-up makes it an ideal option. 

Jacobsen Helps to Reduce Landfill Waste with Re.Form Product Stewardship Programme

Jacobsen Helps to Reduce Landfill Waste with Re.Form Product Stewardship Programme

Part of the programme, a partnership with Habitat for Humanity in NZ enables re-use by uplifting second-hand Shaw and Desso carpet tiles and selling them through their ReStores.

Metalcraft Solar: Fully Integrated Solar Systems

Metalcraft Solar: Fully Integrated Solar Systems

Metalcraft Solar enabled the owners of this Karaka home to cleverly incorporate flexible solar strips into the design of their long-run steel roof. 

COLORSTEEL’s Contribution to Sustainable Construction

COLORSTEEL’s Contribution to Sustainable Construction

With an ECNZ licence and verified EPD, COLORSTEEL can contribute to points under both the Homestar and Green Star rating tools.

Recycled and Bio-Sourced Flooring Nylon

Recycled and Bio-Sourced Flooring Nylon

Recycled, recyclable and bio-sourced yarns create sustainable flooring product choices. Advance Flooring describe the different yarn options in entry carpets and carpet tiles.

Achieving Homestar Points in ‘Sustainable Materials’ with Pink Batts

Achieving Homestar Points in ‘Sustainable Materials’ with Pink Batts

All BRANZ-appraised Pink Batts insulation product have Environmental Choice New Zealand (ECNZ) and can be used to claim points under the Sustainable Material category for Homestar designs. 

Building for Climate Change with Recognised Sustainable Products

Building for Climate Change with Recognised Sustainable Products

Aqua Lung noticed an immediate site-wide electricity consumption reduction of 33% after the installation of Solatube Tubular Skylights.

Environmental Benefits of Engineered Timber by Techlam

Environmental Benefits of Engineered Timber by Techlam

As a company, Techlam is committed to continuing to reduce its impact on the environment, with continued research into how they can improve their products and make them more environmentally friendly.

Preserving Natural Slate One EcoStar Tile at a Time

Preserving Natural Slate One EcoStar Tile at a Time

Viking EcoStar tiles are an eco-alternative offering all of the aesthetic and performance benefits of its natural counterpart.

Sustainable Product Design for Better Built Environments

Sustainable Product Design for Better Built Environments

A case study on sustainable design, the patented Cascade Expanding and Folding Screens are zero-waste, modular acoustic screens that function as spatial dividers and acoustic absorbers.

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Energy Efficiency

Energy-saving products that help reduce energy usage and power bills, while minimising the building's environmental footprint.

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