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The rise of carbon neutral acoustics

With its new carbon neutral product initiative, Autex Acoustics is not only driving a revolution in interior acoustics, but also leading the way as a business operating with sustainability at its forefront.

The rise of carbon neutral acoustics


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November 24th, 2021


The built environment is responsible for approximately 40% of global carbon emissions, reaching record highs as recently as 2019. As more people understand the role of the building sector in tackling climate change, we are seeing manufacturers, designers and producers take the initiative in bringing carbon neutrality to their business, products and activities.

A leader in the design, development, and production of interior acoustic and industrial products, Autex Acoustics has always placed sustainability at the centre of its decision-making processes. The company’s sustainability journey has led to the development of a new carbon neutral product initiative that takes real action in fighting climate change.

Autex Acoustic’s carbon neutral product initiative aims to reduce carbon emissions now, in the future, and on a global scale. The company’s in-house sustainability team takes a systematic approach in measuring the greenhouse gas emissions associated with the supply, manufacture and delivery of all Autex Acoustics products. These are then, in turn, converted into a direct financial contribution to climate change projects.

Using carbon data calculated by independent experts, Autex Acoustics offsets its emissions through the purchase of third-party certified carbon credits generated by the Clean Development Mechanism from projects with a positive carbon impact, such as clean energy projects, reduced energy consumption projects, or forest generation projects. This enables Autex Acoustics to support a variety of climate change schemes that reduce or remove emissions from the atmosphere, all while continuing to develop sustainable business practices that benefit customers as well as the environment.

This initiative also gives Autex Acoustics the opportunity to work directly with customers on lowering the environmental impact of their project. On a project-by-project basis, the Autex Acoustics team works with individuals to identify the carbon footprint of their undertaking, and neutralise it through the acquisition of credits. This process is audited and verified by independent experts to give customers total assurance. On completion, a certificate of carbon neutrality is generated to verify the project’s green credentials.

This sustainability mindset is found throughout Autex Acoustic’s entire operation – from the materials in its products to the people working behind the scenes. For instance, through our dematerialisation initiative – focusing on the reduction of resources in order to reduce the environmental impact of our products – we have been able to produce better products using 21% less resources. The company also encourages employees to make a difference through individual actions, including office-based recycling programs.

Autex Acoustics recognises that the time to transition to a low carbon model is now. Autex Acoustics Australia offers a carbon offset for their Acoustic Timber ranges as standard. For other projects carbon offset credits are a free option on request. The global building industry can no longer afford to ignore the impact it has on the environment. Carbon offsetting can reduce emissions in the immediate term while the world transitions to cleaner, more efficient technology and infrastructures.

Through its carbon neutral product initiative and its commitment to advancing its ambitious sustainability goals, Autex Acoustics hopes to inspire the architecture and design community to take similar steps towards reducing their carbon emissions.

Autex Acoustics

autexglobal.com/au

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