The New Zealand Plastics Industry Pipes Association (PIPA) is pleased to announce that, after extensive consultation, the New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC) has introduced a revised PVC Credit which awards Green Star points for PVC pipe complying with Best Practice Guidelines for PVC in the Built Environment. Green Star is the predominant environmental rating tool for New Zealand buildings. The new credit will become effective from the 1st of July 2012.Read more »
PIPA New Zealand recently presented at the 2010 Plumbers & Drainlayers Conference that was held in Napier 17 - 20 March 2010Read more »
The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) have adopted a new PVC material credit within the Green Star Rating tool which recognises PVC product that meets best environmental practice from 7 April 2010. The changes are the culmination of a long and rigorous review of PVC in the built environment. This review has been comprehensive taking over 18 months to complete involving an expert reference panel assembled by the GBCA, inspections of Australian facilities and an extensive international literature review.Read more »
A growing demand for green building solutions means that knowing how to use plastic pipe sustainably needs to be part of your skill set as plumbers and drain layers.
The Plastics Industry Pipes Association (PIPA) has put together these quick tips to help you use plastic pipe more sustainably:
After a year of pilot projects the Plastics Industry Pipes Association of New Zealand (PIPA) is pleased to announce that plastic Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC) pipe can now be recycled within New Zealand. An estimated 80 tonnes of plastic pipe will be collected this year and it is hoped that this will increase as the construction and waste industries become aware of the service.Read more »
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