Using sustainable products and equipment upgrades - Cantilever Interiors

Publisher: 
Australian Government
Date: 
March 2013
Authors: 
Moreland Energy Foundation Ltd
Type: 

Cantilever Interiors, a Victorian firm of furniture designers and makers, has long had an environmentally-focussed product offering. Customer demand drove the change to using ‘greener’ product made with sustainable materials in their furniture. In their own premises metal halide lamps and light emitting diodes (LEDs) lighting were installed, they are more efficient than incandescent globes and have a longer life-span, reducing landfill. New insulation was installed, nullifying any need for heating and cooling. A new more efficient air compressor was installed. Government accredited GreenPower is used. To facilitate staff using active forms of transport to work bicycle parking was made available.