CSR Building Products is a proud supporter of the Zero Carbon Challenge. As Australia’s leading supplier of energy efficient building products and services, CSR is committed to advancing the awareness of the community, and new home buyers in particular, of the importance of making informed decisions on how best to achieve affordable, energy efficient and comfortable homes – Knowledge you can Build on.
CSR products performing in the Zero Carbon Challenge house include Viridian double gazed ThermoTech performance glass, Bradford Insulation high performance R6.0 ceiling, Soundscreen for internal walls and R2.7 wall batts, along with our new Enviroseal Proctorwrap permeable membrane, Gyprock CD, Superceil and Aquacheck plasterboard and Cemintel Wallboard.
Burning bioethanol creates a beautiful lively dancing orange flame that is simply mesmerising. Because the combustion of bioethanol is clean you can lose the chimney and the flue and keep the heat - so most of the heat generated by the combustion of bioethanol gets to stay in the room - that's what makes burning bioethanol so efficient and effective.
The EcoSmart Firebox 650SS was cleverly incorporated into the kitchen island of Zero Carbon Challenge House – this has added to the amenity and architectural requirements of the living areas.
EcoSmart Fire satisfied all of the core criteria of the Zero Carbon Challenge. The bioethanol fuelled EcoSmart Fire 650SS Firebox is the primary heating system within the Zero Carbon Challenge House. An EcoSmart Fire was selected for its performance and sustainability values. It produces an efficient ‘clean’ burn flame. At the same time, the product is completely self-contained, non-reliant on secondary services such as electricity. Moreover, it requires minimal technical knowledge and materials for installation and has virtually no ongoing maintenance. Ecosmart Fire is a robust and easy to manage appliance with an extended lifetime.
GWA Bathrooms and Kitchens are proud to have supported the Zero Carbon Challenge Home in Adelaide.
The bathrooms in the home were fitted with Caroma basins, baths, tapware, showers, accessories and toilet suites. With a commitment to sustainable practices all products installed have maximised water conservation through the use of smart in-built technologies including reduced flow tapware and Smartflush® toilet suites.
GWA Bathrooms and Kitchens are well known for water saving innovations, with their flagship brand Caroma developing the world’s first dual flush toilet suite. This development has led to billions of litres of water being saved both in Australia and around the world. Their commitment to recycling waste materials from manufacturing operations within Australia is seen as the benchmark within the industry.
Brands like Caroma, Fowler, Clark and Dorf have helped create perfect bathroom and kitchen spaces, striking a balance between stunning aesthetics and sustainable performance to become the nation’s leading supplier of bathroom products.
Ductair is committed to the preservation of the environment and minimising or reducing adverse environmental impacts of its operations.
100% South Australian owned and operated, Ductair is a manufacturer and supplier of air conditioning ducting and fittings to the air conditioning, ventilating and heating industries.
As Ductair are a carbon neutral company we immediately found interest in TS4 Sustainable Living Zero Carbon Home and we were very keen to offer our products as an integral part of the air conditioning system.
Ductair supplied our Energy Smart delivery system, the Uni of SA tested and proven flexible duct, fittings and zoning, for the Zero Carbon Challenge House in Lochiel Park. The Energy Smart system is the highest thermally rated air delivery system with the lowest air leakage available in the market today.
Ductair continues to grow and sees the development of environmentally friendly and sustainable products as a key vehicle to achieving continued growth.
DuluxGroup's Safety and Sustanability objective is to deliver on our business core purpose of helping consumers to imagine and create a better place, without harm to ourselves, others or society. This objective is expressed in our Safety and Sustainability Policy.
Our vision of "A Future without Harm" conveys our commitment to manage safety and sustainability risks and continually improve the performance of our business. This includes the safety, health, environmental, and community impacts associated with our products, operations and people.
To achieve our objective we must maintain a safety and sustainability focused culture, consistent with our organisational values and behaviours to "Value People, Work Safety and Respect the Environment".
ResourceCo Concrete has supplied 44m3 of recycled concrete to the project. ResourceCo’s recycled pre-mix concrete aggregate component is made from waste construction and demolition materials. The environmental benefit of using recycled concrete is two-fold, waste is diverted from landfill and there is an additional benefit of the conservation of resources through extending the life of quarries.
The lifecycle analysis of ResourceCo aggregates used in the concrete achieves up to a 65% carbon reduction when compared with quarried alternatives. ResourceCo Concrete has achieved a Gold Rating with Green Tag certification from industry leader EcoSpecifier for the recycled concrete (20MPa and 32MPa).
ResourceCo also re-used fill cut during preparation works from the construction site, utilising it for land reclamation on a ResourceCo site, which means nothing from the site went to landfill.
Construction waste from the site was processed into an alternative fuel through the SITA-ResourceCo facility at the Wingfield Process Engineered Fuel (PEF) site. SITA-ResourceCo Alternative Fuels uses Commercial and Industrial (C&I) material to make PEF, which can be used as a fuel substitute for coal and gas in high combustible facilities.
ResourceCo is regarded as the leading Australian environmental services company, processing over 2 million tonnes of materials last year. Across the group of businesses ResourceCo achieves in excess of a 95% recycling rate.
Team Poly has sold more than one million polyethylene rainwater tanks since 1990, and has amassed a wealth of experience understanding how Australians manage their water harvesting. Whether it’s a small 1000L tank for a suburban home or a 50,050L (the largest polythene rainwater tanks on the
market) Team Poly has the solution.
Team Poly pursues constant innovation while adhering to the highest quality manufacturing standards and is an ISO 90001 accredited company. Team Poly is pleased to supply a new Razor Slim-line 1500l Tank for the Zero Carbon project.
The specifications for the Zero Carbon House project was to have a range of high performing quality windows and doors. The project required windows and doors that were of a sustainable source, environmentally friendly, achieve good thermal and insulation properties, offer acoustic benefits and energy efficient solutions that would help contributed to reducing energy costs.
Trend Windows & Doors supplied this project with natural sustainable rosewood timber and insulating glass, styled and crafted into awning windows and hinged doors. To achieve the required benefits of thermal, insulation, acoustic and energy benefits the use of rosewood timber complemented with Viridian ThermoTech™ argon filled double glazed units help achieve the necessary high STC and WERS ratings.
The combination of Trend’s ecological stained rosewood timber and insulating glass which were installed throughout the Zero Carbon house project will provide year round comfort, energy efficiency and acoustic benefits for the life of the building.
For over 80 years Australian Timbers has supplied environmental products well before there was consideration of the impact of different products and their utilisation.
This is due to the majority of products being supplied to numerous industries are predominately timber based, and timber as we are all aware is a truly environmental product,
The value of sustainable managed forests has been recognised for many years with growing trees absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, known as the "sequestration of carbon". The harvesting of trees then has a dual benefit, as the sequestrated carbon is locked into the wood as opposed to a dying tree which releases the carbon back into the atmosphere and additionally the younger tree absorb more carbon than older trees.
Another benefit is the much lower use of energy to transform the tree into timber based products compared to the majority of alternative products including concrete, bricks, ceramics, aluminium and steel.
Australian Timbers is delighted to be involved with The Zero Carbon Challenge House by supplying a range of local and European decorative faced timber based panels, including Duropal and ColourPyne.
The designers were able to choose from the extensive range of colours and textures available with a key feature of the final selection of "Duropal Rustica" chosen for its unique wood feel, while offering great durability.
Jeffries is a fourth-generation, proudly South Australian family business whose core business is focused on receiving, processing and marketing recyclable organic resources to sustainable markets.
Sustainability has become a way of life for us, not only in what our core business achieves, but in our day to day lives. Our commitment to sustainable values has built a culture around the core understanding that looking after our environment is vital to creating a sustainable future.
Having had a business relationship with Urban Sustainable Landscapes for quite some time, the opportunity was presented to supply compost, soil and mulch products, made from local recycled organics, to this fantastic program in achieving a sustainable and viable future for generations to come.
We are proud to be associated with this initiative and other like minded South Australian businesses and industry partners.
ZEN Energy Systems has quickly become Australia’s favourite Home Energy Systems brand.
Through extensive research with the world’s leading suppliers and manufacturers, ZEN developed Australia’s first fully branded, integrated and packaged range of Solar Home Energy and Water Management Systems.
ZEN installed a 3kW AC Solar Home Energy System onto the Zero Carbon Challenge home. The system allows each panel to operate independently and produce AC power from a dedicated ZEN Micro Solar Control Centre. This delivers better energy yields, increased flexibility and improved safety. The system includes the brilliant new web-based ZEN Energy Manager, optimised for mobile devices.
With local technical support and a 25-year warranty on the system including an exclusive 25-year linear performance warranty on ZEN panels, there has never been a better time to go solar!
Hills Holdings Ltd is proud to be associated with TS4 Sustainable Living’s Zero Carbon House Project. Hills is an Australian Icon with innovative Australian based manufacturing covering, Electronics, Communications, Lifestyle, Home, Commercial, and Industrial building products.
Hills are committed to minimising our environmental impact and conserving natural resources throughout all of our activities, products and services. The Hills Environmental Policy details our environmental commitments and sets the broad goals for all staff and contractors in relation to their interaction with the environment. Our Environmental Management System is aligned to international standards and subject to external certification.
Additionally, Hills participate in key voluntary environmental initiatives including the Australian Packaging Covenant (APC) and the Fluoro Cycle scheme. A five year action plan has been established to improve packaging design, material recovery, recycling and product stewardship. During July 2013 Hills were formally recognised for our performance against key waste and packaging objectives set by the APC council.
With the current conversion from analogue to digital systems in the domestic market, this now brings about reduction in copper cabling, devices and resources. A “green fibre network system” is a passive energy device reducing the load on our electrical grids and assisting in changing the way we work, commute and communicate.
High performance and low consumption are features of all SMEG ovens, hobs, dishwashers, washer-dryers, hoods, built-in refrigerators, sinks and coffee machines. SMEG has been adopting policies for some years now which target the ongoing improvement of company values in terms of environmental sustainability.
Special focus is placed on obtaining the highest energy efficiency class rating in order to help the environment and improve quality of life. SMEG Headquarters in Guastalla, Emilia Romagna, Italy, has been named one of the most innovative sites in the country thanks to its intelligent consumption management and sustainable development policies. In 2007, it won the Modena Domotics Competition, part of the "Bio-architecture Week" held in the city.
SMEG is proud to be involved in the Zero Carbon Challenge House at Lochiel Park, Campbelltown, South Australia.
Dynamic Composite Technologies (DCTech) are proud to be part of the zero carbon high performance housing project in Adelaide. Working closely with TS4 Architects, DCTech designed a system solution for the external walls to achieve the very best in thermal performance and energy efficiency at a competitive price. TS4 Architects specified DOW Styrofoam™ 40mm SMTG extruded polystyrene rigid insulation boards.
Supplied by DCTech, these lightweight, high-density foam boards were placed on the outside of the timber structure ready for an external render to be applied. The tongue and grooved edging of the Dow Styrofoam™ boards lock together to prevent moisture passing through the joints and eliminates the dangers of thermal bridging, ensuring that the house stays warm in winter and cool in summer.
With long term retained R-values, very low water absorption, low susceptibility to rot, mould or fungal growth, Dow Styrofoam™ SMTG 40m achieves a higher R rating when compared to bulkier insulation and is backed with a 20 year thermal warranty by Dow Chemicals. With a 60 year history, Dow Styrofoam™ gives you peace of mind with its proven performance and longevity.
GWA aims to ensure that the highest standard of sustainability and environmental care is achieved and is continually seeking new ways to maintain and improve these high standards. The Company and its employees will ensure that all reasonable steps are taken to improve our impact upon the environment.
The Company is committed to reducing energy use, Green House Gas, emissions, potable water consumption and waste generation by avoiding, reducing, reusing and recycling wherever possible. GWA is committed to meeting and where possible, exceeding minimum requirements, for Commonwealth and State environmental legislation regulations, policies and initiatives.
Gainsborough has an impressive history of waste minimalisation and environmental sustainability. As a further commitment to the environment, Gainsborough is also proud to be a member of the Australian Packaging Covenant.
This involves the development of a 5 year plan which comprises these key objectives that reduce packaging and waste materials, investigate the potential to reduce the use of non-recyclable materials in the packaging and maximise the use of recycled content in packaging, GWA also aim to provide information on packaging, where relevant to further encourage recycling by the end user.
Slattery & Acquroff Staircases are contributing to the Zero Carbon Challenge House through designing and installing a helix spiral staircase to support TS4 Living: Zero Energy Living in South Australia. This staircase is constructed from a local Australian hardwood which has significant environmental benefits. Sourcing our timber from sustainable Australian plantations ensures a far less damaging environmental footprint. This method of sourcing timber significantly cuts the level of greenhouse gas emissions and embodied energy when compared to sourcing other building materials such as steel and imported timbers.
Slattery & Acquroff Staircases are passionate and dedicated to support carbon free living. We continue to be innovative and seek new ways to reduce our carbon footprint on the environment through all levels and processes of our organisation. Taking part in this important initiative, allows us to play a role in reducing the carbon footprint left by the building industry. Slattery & Acquroff Staircases are proud to contribute and be involved in this incredible project.
The Zero Carbon House project falls in line with Newton Ceramic’s vision of “fulfilling our Customers” needs and a commitment to provide our clients with the latest in Technology together with preserving our environment.
To reduce the environment impact up to 40% to 100% recycled non fired material has been used in the production process. Fired material is used for construction. Up to 98% of waste water of the production cycle is reused , reducing emission are monitored, energy saving by reusing the heat from the emissions of the firing process therefore less gas is used and therefore less CO2 into the atmosphere, the packaging is completely recyclable, latest technology of using 3 mm tiles. And the tiles long lifecycle saves energy and good for our health.
The tiles chosen have met all the requirements of the client which was a combination of colour, natural and modern.
Newton Ceramic Centre is so excited and proud to be part of this project. It has been an absolute pleasure working with TS4 architects and the purchaser of Zero Carbon house,who worked extremely hard and shared the vision to build something that is right for their sustainable home.
We believe that architects like TS4, companies like Newton Ceramic Centre and tile manufacturers worldwide, are being responsible for the environment for having the foresight to see the benefit of carbon reduction.
Climate Wizard - the world’s first dew-point cooler - is a breakthrough technology that is changing the way the industry – and the world – looks at air conditioning. With an ever increasing focus on costs and environmental impact, Climate Wizard’s revolutionary approach slashes up to 80% off the power costs of traditional (refrigerated) air conditioning, can reduce temperatures by up to 43 degrees C and uses only water as a natural refrigerant.
This technology could mean the end of peak power issues in hot weather, as Climate Wizard’s energy efficiency is many times greater than refrigerated systems and does not require additional power to cool as temperatures rise, unlike refrigerated systems.
Climate Wizard can be used in existing or new buildings, on its own or in conjunction with refrigerated systems to reduce costs and plant requirements.
A residential model of Climate Wizard is currently installed at the Zero Carbon Challenge House.
Due to unprecedented demand, the residential model is undergoing further design and development and will be launched as soon as field trials are completed.
Urban Sustainable Landscapes provided garden design and construction services for the project. The landscape design objective was to create an attractive and environmentally sustainable outdoor space that integrated with the living experience and energy efficient design elements of the Zero Carbon House.
The garden is set amongst green walls and contains both productive and native plants species. The native plants have been carefully chosen for their attractive qualities while supporting local fauna, particularly butterfly species.
A rain garden that filters stormwater also provides a unique reed bed micro habitat.
The garden is constructed using predominantly recycled materials. The productive garden zone contains furniture and garden beds constructed from recycled timber and brick. Mulch, soil and gravel materials used throughout the garden are locally produced recycled products.
Eco Active was involved from the outset in directing the teams strategy to achieve a design balancing site constraints, opportunities to utilise available building products and systems of manufacture that redefine how housing is constructed in Australia.
They advised on product selection to balance budgetary constraints with opportunities to improve operational building performance.
The competition necessitated a design maximising generation of renewable energy to balance construction and occupant CO2 generation. Eco Actives helped to optimised approaches to renewable energy implementation for the chosen building design.
Established in 1950, Raven is an Australian company that has grown to be one of the most trusted brands in the building hardware industry providing high quality, innovative door and window sealing systems for architects, designers, builders and home owners.
Raven produce a world leading range of door and window sealing systems to help improve the thermal efficiency of buildings, providing sealing protection from weather, fire , smoke, noise, vermin and light. Raven door and window sealing systems play a vital role in reducing energy use as well as offering green rating credits for design and construction.
Importantly, air conditioning and heating efficiency can be maximised by the installation of Raven door and window sealing systems by reducing energy use buy up to 15% compared to an unsealed building while providing greater comfort for its occupants.
Raven Seals are independently verified and listed by Ecospecifier which is one of the world's foremost environmental efficiency accreditation agencies where green credit rating tools can be accessed.
Raven has a focus on environmentally friendly outcomes and sustainable design principals through every aspect of its business. Raven is independently certified to ISO 9001 and operates to EMS ISO 14001.