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CONGRATULATIONS to the Ecospecifier Global Top 25 Product Views for 2015!!!


Which products were viewed more often than others by Ecospecifier users during 2015?

It’s all listed below for you - a wonderful mix of Certified, Verified and Basic Product Listings. And let’s celebrate all the product listings on ecospecifier.com.au as it is through the initiation of manufacturers who are pioneering in sustainable product development that we now see an incredible 6700 products that are making a difference to the planet and the lives of all people.

As Ecospecifier expands into Personal Care, Cleaning and Fashion categories but to name a few, you will notice a dramatic increase in the number of product listings throughout 2016. The product assessment of an Ecospecifier Basic Listing will expand as we launch a new service in this assessment area, providing more choices for your purchasing and specifications.

The Basic Listing assessment is taken from manufacturers marketing materials, so whilst Basic Listings are not ‘deeply’ assessed, as are certified and verified products (certified products being viewed the most in the 2015 in Ecospecfier Global's Top 25 Product Views!) they do allow us to see all the varied and many products to choose from.

Also highlighted in this newsletter is the Ecospecifier 10 Point CPD Educational Course, especially relevant to all Queenslanders who’s CPD Points are due March 31st 2016. Whilst the points are necessary and a bonus, knowledge expands our thinking and allows new perspectives for new creativity. 

Wishing everyone another great month ahead. Enjoy this month’s newsletter and may we all continue to be Healthy and Happy!



Mary-Lou Kelly CEO

THIS MONTH'S HIGHLIGHTS 

Build New Or Remediate

XYPEX CRYSTALLINE TECHNOLOGY

Often Asset Owners are faced with the decision to Build New or Remediate debilitated structures. Portland cement, the principle hydraulic cement in use today, is not only the most energy-intensive material of construction but is also responsible for a large amount of greenhouse gases. 

Xypex Australia is dedicated to extending the Service Life of Civil and Commercial Assets through the use of Xypex Crystalline Technology by creating durability and Sustainability in Concrete Structures.


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NEW ART SELECT STONE COLLECTION TAKES KARNDEAN DESIGNFLOORING INTO NEW TERRITORY

Australasia’s market leader in luxury vinyl flooring Karndean Designflooring has unveiled its new premium collection of Art Select Stone, available now.

Inspired by natural materials, the collection showcases Karndean’s most intricate and realistic embosses to date, each handcrafted to reflect the unique patterns and textures of real stone. 


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Innovative Alternatives To Double Brick Housing In WA

The Western Australian building industry has traditionally been dominated by double brick homes. Brick has been readily available as a building material largely because Perth has a large resource of clay.

Also, most of Metropolitan Perth is on the Swan Coastal Plain, which has very well draining sandy soil that is well suited to a concrete slab foundation. 


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 ECOSPECIFIER GLOBAL CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL

Benefits of being an Ecospecifier Global Certified Professional are numerous and we encourage you to become ready and recognised in 2016 for your expertise in green products and materials. 


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NEW PRODUCTS 
Global GreenTag Certified / Ecospecifier Global - Verification / Basic Listings 

 

- Polyurethane Foams


Global GreenTagCert™ Level C Certified, Afro Foams Polyurethane Foams is a range of resilient polyurethane foam suitable for use in furniture for commercial and residential applications.

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  – Bolon Botanic


Global GreenTagCert™  GreenRate Level A Certified resilient, low VOC, woven vinyl flooring with glass fibre-reinforced backing. Products are available in a range of colours in both roll and tile flooring options.

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- Pulastic Sports Flooring

 

Global GreenTagCert™ Level B Certified, low VOC multifunctional range of polyurethane coated rubber flooring systems specifically created for commercial sporting facilities, but also suitable for large-scale interior flooring applications such as exhibition centres.  

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 – XFlam Performance Panel

Global GreenTagCert™ Level B Certified, low VOC emitting, fire rated insulation panels. Suitable for wall & ceiling applications in commercial, residential and industrial buildings. 

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 – Biowood Decking, Cladding, Ceiling and Flooring systems


Global GreenTagCert™ Level C Certified, architectural reconstituted composite timber products with low VOC emissions, suitable for interior and exterior use in commercial and residential applications.

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- Armaflex® FRV elastomeric foam insulation fire-tested for vertical pipes


Armaflex® FRV is a high-performance, flexible elastomeric insulation material that meets the performance criteria of NFPA274. This test simulates a fire with multiple insulated pipes in a confined vertical configuration, and more stringently assesses the fire-safety performance of pipe insulation and assemblies in terms of heat release and smoke generation.

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- Schiavello Marina Workstations and Tables

Global GreenTagCert™ Level A Certified, workstation or table bases including the Certified worktop with fixed or adjustable desk height, 

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- Climate Workstation and Table

Global GreenTagCert™ Level A Certified, workstation and table bases including the Certified worktop with adjustable desk height, which can be tailored to suit a wide range of interior commercial fitout applications.

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-  Dexion Commercial -  Freetrack 2 Compactus


Global GreenTagCert™ Silver, level A Certified, low-VOC emitting, light weight compactus system for storage and filing applications in various environments. 

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Schiavello - Centric Workstation and Table

Global GreenTagCert™ Level A Certified, Schiavello's range of Centric products meets the requirements of the GreenTagCert™ GreenRate Standard and operates a "Product Stewardship Program" to take back workstations and tables at the end of service life for refurbishment or recycling.

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ECOSPECIFIER GLOBAL VERIFIED AND BASIC LISTING PRODUCTS


Texstyle Australia
  
- Vivid Shade


Ecospecifier Global Verified Sunscreen fabric, suitable for use in residential, commercial and industrial areas in interior applications such as blinds.

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SABA BROS TILING SYSTEM The WPM Dual Part Waterproofing Membrane of Saba Bros Tiling System is a low VOC flexible hydraulic mortar suitable for commercial and residential applications. The whole system is comprised of four products.   ECOSPECIFEIR GLOBAL BASIC LISTING
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JEWEL WINDOWS Pearl Double Glazed Vertical Window is described as providing important energy reduction benefits (via its Nature’s Fan™ technology) as well as added anti-intruder protection, easy assembly and simple user operation. ECOSPECIFIER GLOBAL BASIC LISTING

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PARTNERS

Global Reporting Initiative Workshops 2016 ~
Discounts For Ecospecifier Global Subscribers

 

VALUE ADD TO YOUR BOTTOM LINE 

ZOOiD has announced it's dates for the 2016 tour of Sustainability Reporting Process workshops.  We encourage all subscribers to take advantage of the discounts being offered to attend one of the two day workshops, being held in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane. 

2016 DATES:
Sydney:                  February 23rd & 24th
Melbourne:             May 4th & 5th
Perth:                     July 27th & 28th
Brisbane:                September 6th & 7th
Sydney:                  October 13th & 14th
Melbourne:             November 29th & 30th
 
Early Bird Rate (book and pay 30 days prior):
$1440 + GST for businesses and state government – Ecospecifier affiliates: $1368 + GST
$1170 + GST for education providers, local councils and not for profits - Ecospecifier affiliates: $1111.70 + GST
 
Non-early bird rate
$1600 + GST for businesses and state government - Ecospecifier affiliates: $1520 + GST
$1300 + GST for education providers, local councils and not for profits Ecospecifier affiliates: $1235 + GST

For more information, visit www.zooid.com.au or contact us on connect@zooid.com.au or 03 9381 0610. 

CONTACT ZOOiD

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MUST GO EVENTS

Connecting Climate Chaos
~
 Oar-some Tales with Steve Posselt (Kayak 4 Earth)
 

When Steve Posselt witnessed a lack of government action on climate change, he felt he had to do something, so he picked up his paddle. An experienced civil water engineer and kayak enthusiast, Steve decided that it was time to jump in his kayak and hit the rivers and oceans of the world.  Griffith University EcoCentre is hosting a FREE presentation by Steve on Thursday February 25th.  
 
PARTNERS IN THE PRESS


b2b Forums Line Up Impressive Speakers List 


b2b Forums  are launching the inaugural High Performance Energy event in Sydney in April and have brought together some key leading sustainability experts in their field, including:  Ignacio Gavilan from France who is the Director of Sustainability, The Consumer Goods Forum and Russell French, Business Development – Senior Sustainability Officer, City of Melbourne. The event will provide two days of knowledge seminars  and solutions all under one roof.  Cost per delegate is $350 - all meals included.  READ MORE
YOUR SAY

 
Thanks for letting us know Jason and Bertio
Trac Group Holdings Ltd is moving ahead in the Solar sector, applying for a place on the Australian Securities Exchange by offering an Initial Public Offer (IPO) which you can read more about HERE

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