Australian Architectural Hardwoods is committed to the ethics of a sustainable industry with minimal impacts on our natural environment. Our facility operates with the following features.
We draw our principal electricity from a 100 kilowatt solar array. Depending on the prevailing weather conditions, we are typically nett exporters to the grid.
All grey sewage water is processed on-site by our envirocycle system. The treated effluent is used to irrigate our native bush and rainforest regeneration areas.
All untreated sawdust and shavings are composted and used as a soil conditioner.
We are on a 20 hectare site of which 75% is exisiting mature eucalypt forest and 10% is being revegetated following a main roads acquisition. We have planted over 2000 trees in this process.
Heating & Drying without fossil fuels
We kiln dry our timber when required in either a solar panel heated kiln or a waste wood fired kiln.
We recycle ~50 tonnes per annum of metal extracted from our timber, including steel, aluminium, stainless steel, and copper.
Roof rain water is harvested and stored on-site. This water is used for wood processing, re-forestation irrigation, and factory use. No mains water is used.