Geelong, Surfcoast, Bellarine Peninsula & Melbourne
for Roller Blinds, Roman Blinds, Venetians,
Curtains, Shutters & Automation

Phone 03 5224 1521 DWF Blinds (Designed Window Fashions)
356 Latrobe Terrace Newtown Geelong
sales@dwfblinds.com.au

The Environment

GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL: EARNING YOUR STARS

Vertilux is a member of the Green Building Council of Australia. The Green Building Council is responsible for the Green Star rating system, a national environmental rating system that evaluates the environmental design and construction of buildings.

Vertilux blinds can help increase your building’s Green Star rating. To find out more about the Council and Green Star, visit gbca.org.au.

WASTE NOT WANT NOT – OUR BETTER WAY OF BUILDING BLINDS

Our factory is managed by our Waste Not Want Not principles. In practice this means many initiatives, all designed to reduce material, energy and water inputs and waste outputs. For example:
Metal rods are a key component in Vertilux roller blinds. By ordering these in lengths and custom cutting to size, offcuts are kept to a minimum. What does go to waste is recycled.

Materials are a key component in all our blinds. They are delivered on cardboard tubes, much like aluminium foil or glad wrap, only considerably larger. Rather than dispose of these cardboard tubes, we use them to package and despatch completed blinds. They make strong packaging, which reduces damage to blinds in delivery. Reusing materials in this way also reduces waste. We also offer a pickup and reuse or recycle service on these tubes for our larger orders of blinds.

Our factory itself is heated by gas powered hot water running in tubes through the floor, removing the need for energy hungry central heating systems. The same water is then circulated for use in kitchen areas. Our manufacturing process is water-free.

We recycle all paper, metal offcuts, printer cartridges and packaging received from suppliers across our operation. We use recycled paper in our printed order forms and marketing material wherever possible.

Through these and other initiatives, we have been able to reduce waste from four to one dumpsters a month. Water and energy usage have also been lowered significantly.

GLOBAL GREENTAG CERTIFICATION

Our Euroscreen®, Euroscreen™ Metallised, Eurovision®, Eurovision® Metallised, Chanell™, Euroview™ and Metalo® Metallised fabrics have all been certified with a Global GreenTagCertTM Gold Streamlined* and GreenRate Level A ratings.

Global GreenTag is a recognised Green Building Council of Australia, third party certification system for products.

Level A GreenRate Certified Products achieve 100% of points under the Green Star® Sustainable Products credits in the latest:

  • Design and As Built
  • Interiors and
  • Performance

Rating tools, as well as the Materials Calculator credits in the older Legacy rating tools. * The Global GreenTagCertTM LCARate Program is unique nationally and internationally in providing a scientifically derived and consistent green building product rating scheme that is based around life cycle assessment (LCA) and includes appropriate assessment of health, ecological and social issues. A ‘Streamlined’ assessment means LCI data has been undertaken by Remote Audit.

Our Greenvision® fabrics are PVC-free, low in VOCs and include our popular Trevira CS fabrics. In addition many of the Vertilux Greenvision® ranges achieve excellent eco rating assessments from ecospecifier, with many of the fabrics also meeting the requirements set out by the international Oeko-Tex 100 certification.

Read more about GreenTag certified Vertilux products and about Global GreenTag.

Two of Vertilux Polyester Ranges; Zing® Translucent and Zing® Room Darkening are Ecospecifier Verified Products. Ecospecifier Verified Products have been third party assessed as healthy products with all environmental and health claims verified as true.