Building Green: Exploring the Environmental Benefits of saveBOARD

The importance of sustainability and making environmentally conscious decisions is a growing concern for many, however, whilst we see green solutions implemented in various industries, the construction industry has many challenges. Particularly with products that affect the safety of others, compromises cannot be made regarding the performance and durability of products used. 

Fortunately, innovative products are being developed that are making a positive impact without sacrificing quality. saveBOARD is just one of the green product solutions that Mulford Australia distributes to builders, developers, and architects. A pioneering product that turns composite packaging waste into high-performance building materials. 

We’ll be exploring the environmental benefits of saveBoard, from how it prevents discarded packaging and waste from being sent to landfills, to its role in creating a lower carbon footprint.

Environmental Benefits Of saveBOARD

Here’s everything you need to know about the environmental benefits of saveBOARD products, and why constructors and developers should utilise it when making green designs.

Reducing Landfill Waste 

Landfills are a significant problem being faced across the world, and what’s worse, a large contributor to the overflow is discarded packaging. Each saveBOARD product diverts waste from landfills and is transformed into valuable building materials. Not only do the products give existing packaging a new purpose, but it also reduces emissions that would have been released in landfills, too.

Embracing the Circular Economy

saveBOARD champions the circular economy, giving waste a second life and minimising the depletion of virgin materials. By remanufacturing existing products into new, high-quality products, it ensures that a product’s initial use isn’t its final use, and can be recycled again and again. This closed-loop system minimises resource depletion and promotes sustainability on a systemic level by working with container deposit schemes and factories to prevent wastage wherever possible.

Reducing Carbon Footprint

Producing 50% less carbon emissions than plywood, 75% less than plasterboard, and 90% less than cement board, saveBOARD is the result of conscious creation, avoiding the energy-intensive manufacturing processes of new products. 

As saveBOARD products turn composite packaging waste into new useable products, there is very low embodied carbon that re-enters the local supply chain eliminating future waste. Compared to plasterboard & fibre cement board, saveBOARD has 90% less CO2, less than 80% CO2 compared to plywood. As traditional building materials can’t fundamentally change their embodied carbon, it is not possible to reduce it by much, whereas utilises existing products, thus reducing carbon substantially.

Particularly for projects that are looking to be as sustainable as possible, choosing saveBOARD products from Mulford can help to achieve green targets by reducing the environmental impact of each constructed building.

Promoting Energy Efficiency

saveBOARD products possess insulating properties, which can help to improve energy efficiency in buildings. Thanks to the upcycling process, the energy required to create products from virgin materials is drastically reduced, in addition to the reduction in carbon emissions compared to traditional building materials.

saveBOARD empowers individuals and organisations to make environmentally conscious choices in construction without sacrificing quality, durability, or performance. By opting for saveBOARD products, architects, builders, and homeowners can actively reduce waste, lower carbon emissions, and promote a circular economy. 

If you’d like to learn more about the environmental benefits that saveBOARD products have, contact us today. At Mulford Australia, we are proud to distribute such an innovative product and are happy to help you solve your building needs with our range of sustainable product solutions.

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