Stockland Coomera Foreshore
BUILDING A CIRCULAR ECONOMY
Weathertex Circular Economy Analysist Report by Coreo focusing on the Stocklands Coomera project.
Weathertex Australia is a leading manufacturer of sustainable timber cladding products that have been designed to embrace a circular economy. Find out the steps we’ve taken towards achieving this goal, including sourcing their raw materials from responsibly managed forests that adhere to sustainable forestry practices, its unique manufacturing process and partnering with building companies with the commitment of reducing their environmental impact and promoting a more circular economy in the construction industry.
In 2020, to assess the circularity of five chosen materials, Coreo Pty Ltd analysed each respective material’s upstream and downstream material journey from the Coomera Foreshore and North Lakes Vida project sites on behalf of Stockland, a diversified Australian property development company. This information would help Stockland identify challenges, opportunities, and actions towards creating a circular economy particularly in areas where the company has direct control and could create systemic impact in the supply chain.
Using the five chosen materials as a starting point, Coreo developed a Circular Economy Maturity Assessment (CEMA) to analyse, measure, and assess the circularity of those materials and assess the product manufacturers' level of maturity in moving towards a circular economy. The CEMA includes a quantitive assessment of input and output material flows and provides a score based on how circular a company’ products and materials are today. The qualitative assessment evaluates indicators in four thematic areas: strategy and planning; innovation; people and skills; and external engagement.
Weathertex cladding was included in the circularity analysis, achieving an outstanding quantitative circularity score of 86%. Weathertex is an Australian owned and operated manufacturer of timber cladding, weatherboard and architectural panels.
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Weathertex has a great variety of products and textures which help enhance my designs and bring them to life. I like that the products are designed and made in Australia from natural hardwood with the large 3.6m sheets providing a more seamless finish with less visible joins.