Recently, across the ditch in Australia, ModWood has been awarded the highly regarded 'Green Tag' certification. The Green Tag certification focuses on the life cycle of a product and considers the impact (both positive and negative) a product has from its inception through to the end of the product's 'working' life — or from the 'cradle to the grave' as it is often referred to.
In addition to this, the Green Tag Certification also assesses the impact a product has on both people's health and the environment’s health. It quantifies the level of greenhouse emissions over the life of a product, considers corporate social responsibility to ensure international labour laws and standards are being met and, where wood fibre is utilised, it assesses the impact the product has on local and imported species of timber.
ModWood has achieved a bronze Green Tag rating and is proud to stand alongside a select group of New Zealand and Australian companies that are also Green Tag Certified. This will be of significant benefit when specifying ModWood as the Green Tag scheme becomes more recognised in New Zealand.
Here in New Zealand, ModWood, supplied by Buildpro and is about to take its level of certification a step further. ModWood is now in the early stages of becoming CodeMark certified. For those unfamiliar with CodeMark, it is a New Zealand Government (MBIE) administered scheme that provides certification showing that a product meets the requirements of the New Zealand Building Code (NZBC). A CodeMark Certified product must be accepted by any building consent authority as meeting the NZBC when it is used as specified.
Once this process is completed ModWood will be the first wood composite product in New Zealand to be CodeMark certified.
For those who want a deck that looks great from the day it is laid and will stay looking that way for years to come with minimal upkeep, ModWood offers the perfect deck solution.