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In an industry that is now very much sustainability-forward, Stormtech is decades ahead of the game. They’ve been ‘sustainable by necessity’ since they started in the 90s - first, due to financial constraints, and then as an ongoing means of mitigating the climate crisis. Now, in 2023, despite significant business growth, that principle still underpins everything they do.
Located at the prestigious address of 80 Ann St in Brisbane's bustling central business district, Heritage Lanes stands as an awe-inspiring testament to architectural excellence and considered design. The intricate architectural character of this development – devised by Woods Bagot Architects and brought to life by Mirvac – is underscored by the building’s outstanding climate-sensitive design philosophy.
Electrolux Group has been a leader in sustainability since releasing their first environmental policy back in 1991, when the concept of sustainability in construction was still in its infancy. Here, Monica Mazioun, Electrolux Group’s Design Lead for Sustainability talks about the high-impact side of sustainable product development, the way appliances are changing to prioritise end-of-life recyclability – and Electrolux Group’s North Star in sustainable product innovation.
In the ever-evolving architecture and design industry, sustainability has experienced a remarkable transformation. Once viewed as a mere technical requirement, a box-ticking exercise or an optional add-on, it has now become an essential, value-driven and intrinsic element of every considered design process.
For a company as sustainable as Stormtech, certifications are an essential part of doing business. Stormtech has long taken the approach that certifications should be the bare minimum, and that their products and processes should aim to exceed the required benchmarks wherever possible.
Michael Stacey talks about his fascination with the early Renaissance, the qualities that make aluminium ideal for use in applications within architecture and the built environment – and how the material can assist in advancing transformational action that will protect the living conditions for generations to come.
We sit down with Timberlink’s Sustainability and Certifications Manager to talk about the importance of science in Timberlink’s approach to sustainability, initiatives Dion has been involved with since starting with the company, and deep dive into exciting product releases scheduled for this year.
Sustainability has grown exponentially as a focus in the architecture and construction industries. Seen very much as a ‘nice to have’ in the past, it is now seen as a fundamental aspect of business operations; sewn into the business’s very fabric. Sika is one such company.
In the era of escalating environmental consciousness, businesses within the architecture and design sector are taking proactive measures to curtail their carbon footprint and embrace sustainable practices. DECO Australia, a leading specialist supplier of architectural aluminium building products and finishes, has long been at the forefront of these efforts, and their recent resolution further cements their commitment to environmental agenda.
In a time where greenwashing has become so prevalent that the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has had to launch a crackdown and impose fines on many businesses, the need for certified sustainability credentials has never been greater. Across the architecture and design industries, certifications have become a means of third-party verification that a company, product, or process actually does what it says it does.
The drive towards greater sustainability across the architecture and construction industries is increasingly becoming codified in legislation, guidelines, and the National Construction Code. It’s important to note that, for the most part, businesses have taken up the challenge unilaterally; pursuing better sustainable outcomes because they make business and environmental sense, not just out of fear of reprimand.
The 120SCS Shower Screen Support drain ticks all these boxes and more. Designed and manufactured by drainage innovators and leading sustainability thinkers, Stormtech, this new product builds on Stormtech’s signature linear drainage systems. Central to the drain’s design, is the concept of water shedding.