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    How eco-labels can help architects and designers specify for green building projects


    A recent presentation delivered by Shaila Divakarla, the Standards & Technical Manager at Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA), covered the complex subject of eco-labelling and specifying for green building projects.

    The talk was an informative introduction into what the GECA eco-label represents, the robustness of GECA’s standards and how the eco-label can assist architects and interior designers to specify for green building projects in Australia and globally.

    A registered architect holding a Ph.D. in sustainable architecture, Shaila has more than 10 years of experience in the industry. Shaila is also a Green Star Accredited Professional (GSAP), Greensmart professional and an accredited NatHERS/BASIX assessor.

    The presentation took an in-depth look at the core principles behind the GECA organisation as well as their standards, regulation and compliance for meeting GECA eco-label standards and provided a comprehensive overview of how various suppliers, manufacturers, and procurers can work towards earning Green Star points.

    For in-depth tool management across the Green Star system, please see the link to GECA’s Marketing Sheet for detailed instructions on GECA’s Green Star affiliate accreditation.

    Havwoods stocks a number of GECA-certified products including their entire Europlank range; selected products from the Design From Havwoods range; and selected products from the Havwoods Professional range.

    Havwoods also stocks many other responsibly sourced products, certified under other globally recognised eco-labels including:

    FSC certified: The Italian Collection, PurePlank;

    PEFC certified: Fusion;

    Cradle-to-Cradle Certified: 20mm products in the Venture Plank range, Oak Grove and Oak Dexter from the Henley range.

    Read the transcript of Shaila Divakarla’s presentation on GECA eco-labels.

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