IDEAL House – New Zealand

Project Goals: Certified Passive House, Positive Energy & 8/10 Homestar design. Proudly supported by IDEAL Electrical Suppliers.

James Hardie

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The iDEAL House will be clad mostly in Linea® weatherboards from James Hardie, and we plan to utilise other projects such as their CLD structural cavity battens, and Villaboard® where we need internal linings. We’re looking forward to having tough interior linings that don’t dent easily like plasterboard. We’ll also be assessing the requirements for either Scyon® Secura™ flooring or Tile & Slate Underlay in wet areas and are looking forward to working with their design team.

This is the Sustainability Review from James Hardie’s brochure “Smarter Products for Sustainable building” (Click here for full article):

Every human being is charged with conserving our environment for future generations. When building a house, you will want to ensure that the design and products help restrict greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants. This applies not only to the construction process, but also to the building’s entire life cycle. This design manual is intended to assist the designer in conceiving sustainable, energy-efficient homes and office spaces using James Hardie® building products. It outlines the environmental performance of James Hardie building products based on the results obtained from a life-cycle analysis (LCA) study undertaken by James Hardie. We aim to conduct business in an environmentally sound and sustainable manner and to use management systems and operating procedures to identify, monitor, control and reduce the impact of our operations and our products on the environment. We strive to continually improve our manufacturing processes and product formulations to minimise our carbon footprint. As such, we are committed to ecologically sustainable development (ESD) principles. James Hardie is a founding participant in the Commonwealth governments Greenhouse Challenge to voluntarily reduce greenhouse gas emissions and undertake emission abatement plans. As part of this commitment we measure ourselves against the following criteria:

• Water and resource conservation
• Energy consumption and management
• Use of renewable and recyclable resources as raw materials
• Avoiding the use of environmentally damaging raw materials
• Waste minimisation by recycling process materials
• Pollution reduction e.g. treatment of water before its disposal into public storm water
• Protection of the natural environment

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