AFS is committed to delivering products and manufacturing processes which are both innovative and environmentally responsible. The company has invested in and implemented systems to target recycling of raw products—particularly with the use of galvanised steel and timber packaging of products.
The afs logicwall® system is a monolithic concrete barrier with inherent features which greatly assist the designer in maximising thermal mass and air-tightness.
The BCA recognises the benefits of thermal capacities (mass) and provides Rconcessions for heavyweight walls such as those incorporating afs logicwall®.
Heavy mass delays the transfer of outdoor temperature variations, improving indoor comfort. The concrete construction of logicwall® walls provide thermal mass barriers to external elements. This increases comfort for occupants and also reduces heating/cooling costs, while improving the acoustic performance of external walls against outside noise.
As logicwall® is a uniform concrete monolithic mass, air filtration is practically zero which eliminates external drafts and currents and contributes significantly to a building’s thermal insulation.
The PVC Stewardship Program (administered by the Vinyl Council of Australia and independently audited) is an on-going, long-term, voluntary undertaking by the Australian PVC industry to recognise, and progressively address, relevant environmental, health and safety issues along the PVC product life-cycle within responsible, deliverable timeframes.
AFS has Silver status in this program, which focusses on five key themes associated with the PVC life-cycle:
Best Practice Manufacturing
Safe and Sustainable Use of Additives
Energy and Greenhouse Gas Management
Transparency and Engagement
As a signatory to the stewardship program AFS is committed to manufacture and supply sustainable solutions to the building industry in an environmentally responsible manner.
CSR: An expanding range of products with a continuing focus on sustainability
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