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As sustainability becomes increasingly important – and marketable – across all industries, some organisations have begun to engage in misleading green marketing, otherwise known as greenwashing.
While phrases such as ‘carbon neutral’ may sound straightforward, they can be easily misunderstood and misused – which is when ‘greenwashing’ can creep in. Here, Interface’s Sustainability Manager for ANZ – and resident environmental expert – Aidan Mullan, gives us his take on what it truly means to be carbon neutral.
In an industry currently obsessed with sustainability, efforts and approaches can vary significantly. While some organisations pay lip-service and use green references liberally across their marketing materials, others take sustainability extremely seriously – delving into scientific levels of detail in their quest to become climate positive.
When it comes to sustainability, there are many different approaches that can help businesses and individuals to lessen their impact on the environment; but one of the easiest – and most effective methods is to minimise waste.
When Caulfield Grammar School decided to redevelop its outdoor landscapes and gardens, one of its top priorities was to mirror natural beauty while promoting sustainable principles. For the garden’s lead design team, every aspect of the project needed to be underpinned by sustainable practices - and that's why they chose RMS Traders.
As developers come under increasing pressure to create greener buildings, simple yet highly effective energy efficient solution providers, such as Verosol, are finally getting the industry recognition they deserve.
Verosol’s National Operations Manager, Anthony Adamo, reveals the advantages – and challenges – of being an industry innovator and what’s next for the global leader in solar control fabrics.
While most Australian’s are ‘sun smart’ and remember to ‘splish, splash, splosh’ when on the beach, many are still completely unaware of the most effective ways to reduce the sun’s heat, light and UV radiation in their own homes. In this Q&A session, Anthony Adamo, National Operations Manager for Verosol, tells us how he plans on changing that.
Certification is at the heart of the Tasmanian timber industry. Every log is tracked, every plot of forest audited for sustainability and good management practice. It is intrinsic to the healthy function of the industry, but also serves as an instant stamp of assurance, a guarantee of quality for architecture and construction professionals.
The Tasmanian timber industry has come a long way in the last 50 years. From harvesting somewhere in the region of 1 million cubic metres of timber each year in the early 1970s, Tasmania now produces only 127,000 cube across the entire state - becoming a boutique industry with a sharp focus on sustainability and quality over quantity.
We caught up with Michael Lee, Senior Technical Manager at the University of Tasmania’s Centre for Sustainable Architecture with Wood to find out where the industry is focused, and what the future holds.
There are some products, in the construction industry, that need no explanation, when it comes to sustainability. Energy efficient products or those manufactured entirely from recycled materials, can often claim green credentials easily, with little effort or innovation required.