Greenfirst

About

Greenfirst is the corporate philosophy that underpins The Laminex Group’s environmental approach. Committed to sustainable building practices, The Laminex Group offers an extensive range of environmentally-preferable surface solutions that meet or, in many cases, exceed industry standards.

A member of the Green Building Council of Australia with a growing team of GBCA accredited professionals, The Laminex Group can assist with Green Star® rated projects through the following:

  • Low emission products – low formaldehyde (E0, Super E0 and No Added Formaldehyde) and low Volatile Organic Compound (VOC).
  • Timber certifications - Forest Steward Council® (FSC®) Chain of Custody (CoC), Australian Forestry Standard/Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (AFS/PEFC) certified sites and products.
  • An ever-increasing range of ecospecifier GreenTag® GreenRate independently certified products.

The Laminex Group also maintains an ISO 14001 certification for most sites and is progressively embarking on a number of waste and emission reduction initiatives to reduce our overall environmental impact. For further details, please download a copy of our Greenfirst brochure.

Product Leadership

The Laminex Group have developed a variety of environmentally-preferable product solutions that assist with Green Star® rated projects.

Low Emission Products

Recognising the importance of indoor air quality in green projects, The Laminex Group offers an extensive range of low emission products including low formaldehyde products of E0, and Super E0 using no added formaldehyde resins, in addition to low Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) products.

ecospecifier

The Laminex Group is proud to be the first business in our category to achieve an Ecospecifier Global GreenTag® GreenRate and LCARate PLUS dual certification for all our raw and decorated MDF products. The GreenTag® program is one of Australasia’s most respected environmental certifications and recognised by the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) and New Zealand (NZGBC) Green Star® Materials Calculator. LCARate PLUS is a detailed, audited Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) rating system.

GBCA has introduced three different levels (A, B and C) into the certification of the Materials Calculator point scores. The Laminex Group offers a large range of GreenTag Level A and LCARate PLUS Gold certified products. For a full list of products, please download a copy of our Greenfirst brochure.

Timber Certifications

The Laminex Group offers a growing range of Forest Steward Council® (FSC®) and Australian Forestry Standard/Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (AFS/PEFC) Chain of Custody (CoC) certified products. For a full list of sites and products, please download a copy of our Greenfirst brochure.

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AFS/PEFC Certificate and Product Schedule FSC CoC Certificate and Products Schedule Greenfirst brochure

Manufacturing Excellence

As a large manufacturer of decorative surfaces and wood products, The Laminex Group respects the environment and strives for the very best manufacturing practices and certifications. We maintain an ISO 14001 certification for most sites and are proud to have achieved timber certifications for five of our sites across Australia.

Timber Certified Sites

The Laminex Group offers a growing range of Forest Steward Council® (FSC®) and Australian Forestry Standard/Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (AFS/PEFC) Chain of Custody (CoC) certified sites. For a full list of sites and products, please download a copy of our Greenfirst brochure.

NB – certain certifications relate to certain products only. For further information please refer to the respective product schedules in the Timber CoC certificates section.

Water, energy conservation and waste management

As a company, we are continually striving to reduce our carbon emissions and undertaking various initiatives to minimise water use and wastage. For further details, please download a copy of our Greenfirst brochure.

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AFS/PEFC Certificate and Product Schedule FSC CoC Certificate and Products Schedule Greenfirst brochure

Certificates and Reports

For your convenience, we have made available all our current certificates and reports and other supporting documentation you may require for tenders or Green Star® submissions. Here you will find; Formaldehyde Emissions reports, VOC certificates, FSC and AFS/PEFC CoC certificates and ecospecifier GreenTag® GreenRate certificates.

Ecospecifier GreenTag

The Laminex Group is proud to be the first business in our category to receive Ecospecifier Global GreenTag® dual certifications for our raw and decorated MDF products. Ecospecifier represents the new benchmark for ‘green’ credentials and has become a trusted source of verified product information since its inception in 2003. The GreenTag® program is one of Australasia’s most respected environmental certifications. GreenTag’s® ‘umbrella’ certification system includes LCARate PLUS, a detailed, audited, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) rating system (Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum) together with the GreenRate rating system (Levels A, B and C), an accredited third party certification system under the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) and New Zealand (NZGBC) Green Star® Materials Calculator and VOC/Formaldehyde credits. The GBCA has introduced three different levels (A, B and C) into the certifi cation of the Materials Calculator point scores in the Joinery, Tables, Storage, Workstation, Walls and Partitions Materials Credits in several Green Star® Tools. These levels are now certified by GBCA accredited third party certifiers. Ecospecifier GreenTag® GreenRate is one such scheme. The Laminex Group have achieved an LCA Gold rating and GreenRate Level A for a host of products found below.
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Formica Decorated E0 MR Particleboard (exp Jul 2015) Formica Decorated E0 STD Particleboard (exp Jul 2015) Formica Decorated E0 MR MDF (inc gloss) (exp Feb 2015) Formica E0 STD MDF (exp Feb 2015) Formica Melamine Square Edged Doors (exp Nov 2014) Laminex Contour and Formica Melamine Rolled Edged Doors (exp Nov 2014) Laminex Decorwood E0 STD MDF (exp Feb 2015) Laminex Lamiwood E0 MR MDF (exp Feb 2015) Laminex Redback HPL (exp Oct 2015) Laminex Structural E0 MDF (exp Dec 2014) Laminex Vertiboard E0 MR Particleboard (exp Jul 2015) Laminex Vertiboard E0 STD Particleboard (exp Jul 2015) Trade Essentials E0 MR MDF (exp Oct 2015) Trade Essentials E0 STD MDF (exp Oct 2015) Trade Essentials E0 MR MDF White (exp Jul 2015) Trade Essentials E0 STD MDF White (exp Jul 2015) Trade Essentials STD and TT Particleboard Flooring (exp Oct 2015) Trade Essentials E0 MR Particleboard (exp Jul 2015) Trade Essentials E0 STD Particleboard (exp Jul 2015) Trade Essentials E0 MR Particleboard White (exp Jul 2015) Trade Essentials E0 STD Particleboard White (exp Jul 2015)

Green Star

As a member of the Green Building Council of Australia, The Laminex Group collaborates closely with the GBCA to deliver product solutions that can assist Green Star projects. Such sustainable attributes are available across a wide breadth and depth of products so our customers are not limited for choice when specifying for such projects, in fact quite the opposite. For further product information, please download our Greenfirst brochure. Below is a snap shot of how certain product attributes found in many of our ranges can help accrue valuable Green Star credits.

*Refer to pages 9-12 of the Green Star Materials
Calculator Guide

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The Laminex Group and Green Star fact sheet Green Star Material Calculator Guide MAT Calc Joinery Calculator example Greenfirst brochure