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Sustainability & Carbon

Brands and products with sustainable credentials.

October 2021

Influencing Action Through Emissions Reduction

As the first building product supplier in New Zealand to achieve Toitū Carbonzero certification, Nuralite has been on a journey to reduce their emissions for over a year and a half now.

Ngāti Hine Childcare Centre Benefits from Natural Lighting Solutions

Ngāti Hine Childcare Centre Benefits from Natural Lighting Solutions

The centre was designed to reflect traditional Māori values of sustainability, kaitiakitanga and culture.

Plan Carbon Zero Projects with Confidence

Plan Carbon Zero Projects with Confidence

As a responsible New Zealand manufacturer, Techlam is dedicated to protecting human health, natural resources and the environment.

A Zero Waste Home in the Heart of the CBD

A Zero Waste Home in the Heart of the CBD

Saniflo Australasia was recently involved in the innovative futurefoodsystem Greenhouse project by zero-waste champion Joost Bakker.

Tackling Climate Change with Carbon Neutral Acoustics

Tackling Climate Change with Carbon Neutral Acoustics

The Autex Acoustics Carbon Neutral Product Initiative assesses the carbon emissions generated by the supply, manufacture and delivery of products, and offsets them through the purchase of certified carbon credits. 

VELUX Sets Ambitious Carbon Capture Target

VELUX Sets Ambitious Carbon Capture Target

VELUX partners with WWF to form an aggressive environmental strategy, with projects that include planting 200,000 hectares of forest, and the conservation of existing forests.

A Leader in Sustainable Roofing

A Leader in Sustainable Roofing

Not only does Dimond have a fully realised sustainability pathway, it was also New Zealand’s first ever steel roll former to achieve Toitū’s Carbonreduce accreditation.

Planet Passionate: Kingspan’s commitment to Net Zero Carbon

Planet Passionate: Kingspan’s commitment to Net Zero Carbon

Recently Kingspan products have been used on two flagship Green Star rated facilities, where the end clients have committed to higher performing and independently verified buildings.

Altherm and a New Blenheim Research Institute

Altherm and a New Blenheim Research Institute

An award-winning Marlborough wine research facility used Altherm facade systems and thermally efficient windows in a building that NZIA judges described as simple in form but sophisticated in functionality.

ATS Timber Structures Aid in Reducing Carbon Footprint

ATS Timber Structures Aid in Reducing Carbon Footprint

Simpson Strong-Tie’s ATS Strong-Rod provides designers with a light timber frame alternative typically utilising standard sawn framing timber that requires less manufacturing and volume of raw material than other methods.

Prime Toitū Veneer Recreates the Look of Solid Timber

Prime Toitū Veneer Recreates the Look of Solid Timber

Prime Toitū Veneer panels have been hand-crafted to emulate the look of solid timber and will add impact to any interior project.

Thermo Acoustic Ceiling Panels Contribute to Net Zero

Thermo Acoustic Ceiling Panels Contribute to Net Zero

The Triton range is the required thermo acoustic solution for the national Small and Remote School tender programme.

Corian Solid Surface: Innovative and Sustainable

Corian Solid Surface: Innovative and Sustainable

Choose Corian to help earn points towards your project's green building certification.

Zero Carbon Central Heating and Hot Water in Residential and Commercial Buildings

Zero Carbon Central Heating and Hot Water in Residential and Commercial Buildings

Incorporating low or zero carbon heat sources such as wood pellet boilers, hot water heat pumps and solar hot water systems is a smart way to reduce emissions in new and existing builds alike. 

Vivid Slimline SS Collection by Phoenix: Metals with Greener Manufacturing

Vivid Slimline SS Collection by Phoenix: Metals with Greener Manufacturing

The award-winning R&D team at Phoenix Tapware has developed a new mixer collection expertly crafted from premium 316 marine-grade stainless steel.

How Design Choices Can Support the Climate and the Economy

How Design Choices Can Support the Climate and the Economy

Choosing 'green' flooring options carries little burden in terms of price and availability when compared to non-sustainable options.

Specifying Roofing Industries for Sustainable Projects Just Got Easier

Specifying Roofing Industries for Sustainable Projects Just Got Easier

With Global GreenTag and ECNZ certifications for different substrates, architects can now specify Roofing Industries roofing, cladding, flashing and rainwater systems for Green Star and Homestar projects.

Painting it Green with Resene Carbon Projects

Painting it Green with Resene Carbon Projects

Resene has adopted a multi-pronged approach to measuring and reducing carbon burdens, focusing on a range of internal and external projects to provide opportunities to continually improve.

SP Blinds Supports Designers in Achieving Net Zero Carbon Design

SP Blinds Supports Designers in Achieving Net Zero Carbon Design

The only blind manufacturing company in NZ that is a Toitū carbonzero certified organisation, SP Blinds takes their commitment to sustainability even further through advocating for more sustainable design. 

KeyDeck Quartersawn Decking Complements Community Environmental Project

KeyDeck Quartersawn Decking Complements Community Environmental Project

FSC-certified, arsenic-free, and quartersawn for a clean, straight grain, Key Deck was used to create an outdoor classroom space for this land restoration project.

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