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The benefits of selecting ‘healthier’ products


Weathertex Event The benefits of selecting ‘healthier’ products David Baggs
David Baggs, CEO and Program Director of Global GreenTag International

Voted one of Australia’s Top 50 Green Leaders and Top 100 Sustainability Leaders Globally, David is a world-renowned sustainability and materials expert, Life Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects, as well as CEO and Program Director of the Global GreenTagCertTM Certification Program, the world’s leading ‘Beyond LCA’ based product ecolabel, Certification Mark and Product Health Declaration (GreenTag PhD) and EPD Program Operators for healthy and environmentally conscious products on the planet. David is also a multi-award winning green building architect, author, Exemplar Global Lead Auditor, GBCA Materials Expert Panel member and Past President of the Australian LCA Society.

Jason O’Hagan, Managing Director at Weathertex

Jason O’Hagan has been in the building industry for over 30 years, with 7 of those years as Managing Director at Weathertex. His focus is to continue to provide affordable sustainable cladding and building solutions within the construction building industry. During his time he has watched the business thrive with practices that has been implemented from the very beginning all the way to now, and is committed in delivering customers with product transparency and the most sustainable ‘healthier’ cladding material possible.

Weathertex product is 100% natural, made from Australian hardwood timber, the ultimate renewal building material. Due to the uniqueness of their product, Weathertex also export a large selection of our products to various continents across the globe.

Weathertex product transparency together with their focus to providing high quality service and product, resulted in Weathertex been voted #1 MOST TRUSTED BRAND in the Architecture & Design Brand Survey, consecutively in 2016 and 2018.

Weathertex Event The benefits of selecting ‘healthier’ products Jason O'Hagan
Weathertext Event The benefits of selecting ‘healthier’ products Amy Costello
Amy Costello, Sustainability Manager at Armstrong Flooring

Recently named “The Most Influential Woman in Construction”, Tamika’s expertise ranges from project management, development, to top salesperson within Australia’s largest residential building company. Starting in the construction sector at just 19, having her own company from the age of 21, Tamika’s career scaled further into residential projects delivering an end-to-end development model, soon specialising in delivering social and affordable housing. The Top 100 Women is a Professional Industry Association for women in construction, connecting some 13,500 individuals all over the world. The recently released technology platform has been regarded as an “essential tool for women in the construction sector,” changing the game as we know it today within male dominated segments all over the world. Now backed by some of the largest companies in the world including BHP, Western Sydney University and recognised as the largest online community for women in construction globally.

Dr Rod Vockler, Technical Manager at Dulux Australia

Dr Rod Vockler has over 25 years’ experience in the coatings industry working across product development, packaging, quality and sustainability roles. He specialises in key sustainability topics of LCA, EPD and eco-accreditation. Rod was the technical chair working with the APMF in the early setup of the paint recovery scheme “Paintback” and was also the technical project lead when the first Australian carbon neutral certification of commercialised coating products was achieved under the former government Greenhouse Friendly program. Rod has a BSc (Hons) (Chemistry) and PhD in Organic Synthetic Chemistry.

Weathertex The benefits of selecting ‘healthier’ products event Rod Vockler

At the beginning 2020, many of us felt that this was going to be a big year, but none of us expected the huge impact that has come with COVID 19. Our shared global experience of the last seven months has brought the topic of health starkly into focus.

Similar to food, many building materials today are highly processed and sometimes include toxic chemicals which may adversely affect our health. Simply by living in a modern home or work environment, we may unwittingly compromise our daily health.

Through better planning and informed choices—frequently at little or no additional cost—we can select more natural and healthier building materials and products, which will achieve a healthier, more sustainable outcome, often by using better quality materials that will last longer and have a smaller environmental footprint.

Four years ago, Global GreenTag International launched their Product Health Declaration (PHD) – the GreenTag PHD with a HealthRATED outcome. This rating tool uniquely illustrates the toxicology of a product’s ingredients, and highlights its health impacts on the end-user.

Join Weathertex together with Global GreenTag and the following respected building brands to discuss the benefits of selecting healthier building materials and the journeys they take within their businesses to create a better, healthier future.

Weathertex … A better choice, Naturally!