Category Archives: Building & Interiors

Meet the NAC: Steven Claridge Building Designer & State President of BDAQ

 

Steven Claridge is a valued member of Global GreenTag’s National Advisory Committee (NAC) on Building Products.

Steven  is also State President of the Building Designers Association of Queensland and Director of BEDI – Built Environment Design Institute of Australia.

Steven has worked in the Building Design field for over 15 years, developing a distinctive Queensland design style. He has worked throughout the State, including in remote locations, and relishes the challenge of creating unique buildings that delight clients with their liveability, affordability and their sustainable design.

Steven’s building designs have received regional & state design awards and he is recognised by his peers as an industry leader.

Other members who sit on GreenTag’s NAC for Building Products are:

Professional Associations:

Scott Bagnell – Design Institute of Australia (DIA)

Industry Associations:

Sophi MacMillan – Vinyl Institute

Narelle Chenery –  Australian Certified Organic

Meriel Chamberlin –  Apparel & Textiles Industries Group

University:

Dr Dominque Hes –  University of Melbourne

Community/Environmental NGOs: 

Jo Immig – Australian Toxics Network 

Mark Thomson – Australian Green Development Forum

GreenTag’s Sustainable Metrics To Feature At SUSTAINABLE BRANDS SYDNEY

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It’s time to learn HOW to successfully innovate your brand for sustainability NOW … SUSTAINABLE BRANDS SYDNEY invites you to learn HOW for the first time in Australia, Sydney 27-29 June 2016

It’s time Australian brands learn how to leverage off each other.  The knowledge sharing that Sustainable Brands offers is crucial in building a greater sustainable business community and in implementing successful sustainable business practices in Australia.

SB16 Sydney proudly announce the support from Global GreenTag as a Partner for the inaugural Australian iteration of the event. Given that Global GreenTag provides independent indicators of sustainable metrics and quality they are the perfect supporter for this type of conference –GreenTag has become the trusted certification standard  behind some of the world’s most successful brands.

Sustainable Brands is also collaborating with pre-eminent Australian sustainability organisations; Banksia Foundation and Sustainable Business Australia.

Sustainable Business Australia CEO, Andrew Petersen said: ‘Sustainability continues to evolve as a corporate value, business imperative, and brand promise. It is a fact that the investment community is waking up to the value to consumer brands of managing environmental and social issues effectively, and in our increasingly transparent world, the risk of not tackling sustainability is extremely high for business.’

Sustainable Brands delivers a world class line-up of thought leaders and practitioners who are shaping the future of commerce worldwide through leading-edge technology, innovative brand strategies, sustainability initiatives, and more. Join them and learn HOW to successfully innovate your brand for sustainability NOW.

Connect with today’s leading brands, impactful organisations, and social entrepreneurs as you immerse yourself in the fresh new ideas, case studies, tools and partners you need to successfully align your brand and purpose.

Learn from 80+ speakers, including keynotes; Sally Uren Forum for the Future, Bert van Son MUD Jeans, Simon Mainwaring We First, Tom Szaky TerraCycle plus… Republic of Everyone, RACV, Climate Friendly, WWF, H&R Block, IAG, Oz Harvest, Vivid Sydney, NAB, Global GreenTag + more!

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BCI Media and Global GreenTag Join Forces To Serve The Building and Design Industry

MEDIA RELEASE – For Immediate Release

Australia’s most advanced third party green product certification program, Global GreenTag – has joined forces with the region’s leading construction information provider, BCI Media Group, in a strategic collaboration to better serve the building and design industry.

GreenTag will be providing greater awareness amongst the expansive community of BCI members of building materials intelligence and specifically certified green products, offering exclusive discounts on GreenTag certification fees.

BCI Media Australia will be offering GreenTag’s certified product suppliers the opportunity to upgrade their business to business knowledge with exclusive discounts for its products and services.

Global GreenTagCertTM is an ISO compliant Type 1 ecolabel that supports building professionals make informed green product decisions and manufacturers with certified products to access the Green Star® certified projects marketplace. Some of world’s most iconic brands are GreenTag certified, including Interface, CSR, Polyflor, Laminex, Knauf, Armstrong, Tarkett, Herman Miller and more.

Global GreenTag CEO and Program Director David Baggs says: “We value this partnership, it is an opportunity to help BCI and AIS members better understand the importance and long term benefits of building product certification – as distinct from business as usual products. Conversely, our product manufacturers have much to gain from accessing BCI’s project database especially those committed to working with the Green Star® rating tools. We look forward to helping BCI’s clients to understand how to maximise the business benefits of Green Star® while better serving the needs of the built environment and improving environmental outcomes.”

BCI Media Group serves the region’s construction market under its BCI Australia, BCI New Zealand and BCI Asia brands. By assisting suppliers secure timely specifications with architects BCI plays a critical role as a conduit for collaboration in the design and development process, helping achieve optimal design and construction outcomes.

BCI Media Australia CEO Dr Matthias Krups says: “Since the launch of our progressive architectural journal FuturArc over a decade ago BCI has been a vocal advocate for sustainable design and green building. We are excited to welcome our new strategic alliance with GreenTag as a new avenue to furthering the green building message in the industry.”

For more information about Global GreenTag Pty Ltd, please contact: David Baggs –  1300 669 997

For more information about BCI Media Pty Ltd, please contact: Cathryn Zhao, Marketing Manager BCI Media Group, 02 9432 4154.

GreenTag Partners With 1st Australian Asia Pacific Space Designers Alliance Congress

The Asia Pacific Space Designers Alliance are proud to announce Global GreenTag as a Green Partner for the inaugural Australian iteration of the Asia Pacific Space Designers Alliance Congress.

GreenTag looks forward to partnering and building with the Congress sustainability approaches for the Australian event in September in Adelaide.

The Congress will provide delegates with the opportunity to network with their contemporaries in the region, provide a forum for alliance members and congress attendees to be able to showcase their work, and a unique learning environment focussed on all design disciplines featuring in the region.

The Congress aims to explore the theme of ‘Home’, stating:

“Extrapolating on this theme we recognise that everyone has some kind of a relationship to home and what it means in terms of belonging, family, comfort, nurture, tradition, familiarity and gathering. Memories of home are also deeply ingrained in our memory. “Home” brings together the real and the ordinary from which, through design, the imaginative and the extraordinary transpires and resonates.

“Within the congress theme of “Home” we acknowledge that sustainable design is a fundamental element of professional design practice and integral to this relationship of human/home interaction.

Given that the application and employment of sustainable principles in design projects are a pillar of ethical design practice, we are glad to welcome Global Green Tag as a Green Partner; providers of independent indicators of sustainable metrics and quality.”

“We look forward to Global Green Tag’s support and involvement in this important focal area within our design community as we convene the Asia Pacific Space Designers Alliance Congress in Adelaide this 24-26 September this year.”

For more information, visit the Asia Pacific Space Designers Alliance website HERE

WELL – A Big Call For GreenTag Products

The global alliance between Leadlease and  Delos™ is leading a revolution to accelerate WELL ready workplaces around the globe. This is great news for GreenTag certified building manufacturers.

In Australia,  Lendlease is already moving forwards to integrate human health and wellbeing principles of the WELL Building Standard™ into the new International Towers Sydney at Barangaroo.

“The need and commonsense for product certification is greatly supported by the WELL Building Standard,” says GreenTag CEO and Program Director David Baggs.

“Manufacturers who are certified are already ahead of the game. It will be interesting to see how the greater market responds.”

David who is a renowned green building architect, materials expert and Green Star and LEED Accredited Professional has a unique edge to offer the wider industry as it engages with the WELL Building Standard™  As GreenTag’s program director he has a deep understanding of how to bridge green manufacturers with the needs of the green building market.

“It give us great pleasure to help all parties concerned to understand the intricate value of certification, the potential for improving manufacturing processes and supporting more building professionals in how to effectively apply certified products into their green projects.”

The WELL Core & Shell Certification and pre-Certification programs were developed in response to investor and tenant demands for healthier workplace environments.

Lendlease and Delos first announced their alliance in November 2015, making a commitment to bring human health and wellness innovations to Lendlease markets around the world through adoption of the WELL Building Standard™ (WELL).

Lendlease has also identified additional buildings and tenancies around the world to undergo certification, also covering  Europe and the U.S.

READ MORE HERE: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160321006077/en/Delos%E2%84%A2-Lendlease-Drive-Internationalization-Building-Standard-Core

eToolLCD and Global GreenTag Form unique Partnership

Life Cycle Assessment Software provider eTool joins forces with Global GreenTag  to raise the benchmark on sustainable building and certified green products for the construction marketeTool screen grab

For the first time in Australia, Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) data from Global GreenTag’s LCARate certified products with Environmental Product Declarations, (EPDs) will be available directly in the eTool product life cycle data library and identified by brand.

This means that the brand specific LCA information for products will be right there at designer and LCA consultants’ fingertips when they need it.

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GreenTag recognised by Singapore’s Green Mark International

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Global GreenTag has been formally recognised by the Singapore Building and Construction Authority as a product certification scheme for the purposes of projects using the Green Mark International® (GMI) green project rating tool in countries where GreenTag is recognised by the Green Building Council or Government agencies.* The GMI tool is used extensively by projects outside Singapore in ASEAN countries like Malaysia, China, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos and African countries such as Tanzania.

All GreenTag certification is recognised to meet the Green Mark Materials Category, ‘Sustainable Products’ credit. The recognition of GreenTag by the Green Mark International® rating scheme adds to the other international rating tool recognition including the Malaysia Government’s own GreenTech Corporation and their MyHIJAU program, the EC3 EarthCheck® program operating in Tourism, hospitality and Exhibition sector in over 70 Countries, as well as Green Star® in Australia, South Africa and New Zealand. GreenTag Environmental Product Declarations, or EPDs are also compliant with the EPD requirements in the USGBC’s LEED v4® rating tool that operates in over 140 countries.

*Qualification added June 7, 2016

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