Last year, HVG Facades recycled over 74,000 kilograms of combustible cladding waste through its EnviroSmart program.

To help break that figure down, the benefit of replacing and recycling that level of combustible cladding is comparable to removing 129 cars from roads and saving the equivalent energy that would power 371 households per year.

In addition, HVG Facades’ EnviroSmart program saw a large water-saving outcome – equating to approximately two Olympic-size swimming pools. The recycling program also saved space in landfill, comparable to over 3600 wheelie bins.

At HVG Facades our commitment to sustainability is one of our core business objectives – we aim to minimise any negative impact we have on the environment. When it comes to choosing partners, we seek out only ethical manufacturers who have proven outstanding environmental credentials, achieved by adhering to strict processes and procedures. The materials we offer provide long-life performance, and are low maintenance and extremely durable, therefore, reducing the overall environmental footprint of the building.

Together with its business partners, HVG Facades always looks for opportunities to support and promote long-term sustainability initiatives and solutions that have a positive impact on the environment.

Aluminium, for example, is 100 percent recyclable and experiences no loss of properties or quality during the recycling process. When you recycle aluminium, it only requires five percent of the energy that’s used to create new aluminium and emits just five percent of greenhouse gases.

It’s for these reasons that approximately 75 percent of the aluminium ever produced is still in use today!

Sustainable management and recycling program targeting zero carbon footprint

HVG Facades is committed to reducing the impact this waste will have on our environment and as a result, we have partnered with approved recycling experts to develop EnviroSmart.

The EnviroSmart program 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.

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 are 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 reused and recycled again. Our aim is to continue to work with manufacturers to determine where the recycled product will be repurposed.

Making recladding even greener

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. 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.

When you take part in EnviroSmart’s tree planting scheme you’ll receive a certificate acknowledging your much-appreciated donation from Carbon Positive Australia. As more and more corporations seek ways to conduct business in an environment-friendly way, recladding with EnviroSmart can help with your own green visibility. Choose EnviroSmart for your next recladding project, and you’ll be making connections with like-minded companies who are just as concerned about the future of the planet as you are. Together we can pool our efforts to make more sustainable choices for good.