Now, in addition to recycling and reusing non-compliant aluminium cladding, we’ve gone one significant step further and teamed up with Carbon Positive Australia to plant trees and help restore the Australian landscape.
From August 2021, we’re making a new commitment to the future of the environment. For every qualified project, where non-compliant cladding is removed and recycled using the EnviroSmart™ program, HVG Facades will donate and plant trees on your behalf with Carbon Positive Australia.
A registered Australian charity working to combat climate change and restore habitats, Carbon Positive Australia plants native trees and shrubs on unused and degraded land to restore the natural habitat. Over their 20-year history, they’ve restored almost 5,000 hectares of land across Australia.
Recladding for a safer today.
Recycling for a better tomorrow.
HVG Facades is proud to be a leading supplier of recladding materials to the Australian construction industry. In response to the mandated removal of all non-compliant polyethylene (PE) cladding, HVG Facades is committed to reducing the impact this waste material will have on our environment.
HVG Facades has partnered with EPA registered recycling experts to develop EnviroSmart™.
EnviroSmart™ is a program that seeks to address a significant need in the construction industry, in a sustainable manner that contributes to the future health of our planet. This program is an end-to-end solution that provides a cost effective and safe way to remove and recycle aluminium composite panels. As a completely transparent solution, EnviroSmart™ can provide certified documentation of the entire process.
Why is certification so important?
Regulatory Bodies require builders who have been contracted and approved under the cladding rectification program to submit all records of cladding removal as part of funding agreements for individual building projects. HVG Facades’ EnviroSmart™ program will provide this certification and reporting to all our clients, making it easy for you to comply with these new rules. As part of our sustainability initiative, the report will also be in accordance with relevant Green Star requirements.
Using natural resources more efficiently
EnviroSmart™ guarantees that 100% of non-compliant ACP cladding material will be diverted from landfill. Our solution will ensure that the aluminium and PE core from these panels is recycled right here in Australia. We will help to stimulate a circular economy that will continue to move away from singular use products by feeding recyclables back into the manufacturing stage to be re-used and recycled again. Our aim is to continue to work with manufacturers to determine where the recycled product will be re-purposed.
Reducing our carbon footprint
As the task of removing non-compliant cladding continues to expand, EnviroSmart™ is committed to reducing any negative impact on the environment well into the future.
Here's how we'll do it
Your non-compliant ACP cladding will be collected from site and transported to an accredited recycling facility. The panels will be shredded and separated into aluminium and polyethylene powder using specialised technologies. The separated elements will then be re-used to make new building materials, including compliant aluminium packers that could be used for future recladding projects.
Make a sustainable choice with your next recladding project.