Green living

Green living
Universal Magazines

 

From building Australia’s most energy-efficient home to looking after the environment while you sleep, being green is easier than ever.

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Sleep easy

Sustainable bedding company Design Mobel has created Australasia’s first truly environmental range of ensembles, allowing you to do your bit for the environment even while you sleep.

The Bodyfit™ Balance and Evolve ensemble range is exclusive to Snooze and features 100 per cent natural latex mattresses that provide gentle orthopaedic and musculoskeletal support as well as promote correct spinal alignment for a more restful night’s sleep.

“We have created a completely sustainable and ecofriendly ensemble without compromising on comfort, style or, most importantly, a peaceful night’s sleep,” said Design Mobel’s head designer, Campbell Yule. “The Bodyfit™ mattresses are sustainable in every way, shape and form, from sourcing the materials to how they are processed, created and even disposed of at the end of their lifespan.”

To top it all off, for every bed purchased, Design Mobel plants a native tree to continue giving back to the environment. www.snooze.com.au

Light up my life

Designed by Bertjan Pot and introduced in the Moooi collection in 2002, the Random Light immediately achieved bestseller status. But now a new edition of the Random Light has arrived.

In this new version of the product, an LED pendant becomes part of the Random Light, creating a long-lasting energy-saving light output. Combining a playful design with environmentally friendly technology, the Random Light transmits a feeling of simplicity, softness and lightness. It adds a touch of magic with its contemporary style.

Available in small (50cm diameter) and medium (80cm diameter), the Random Light LED is the ideal light solution to furnish any space. www.spacefurniture.com.au

Energy-efficient home

Australia’s eight million homes are responsible for approximately 12 per cent of our energy use and 10 per cent of our greenhouse gas emissions. But thanks to Bondor, this could soon change.

Bondor has developed a complete walling and roofing system, known as InsulLiving®, that can significantly exceed the current and future thermal efficiency requirements of the Building Code of Australia for houses in a wide range of climate zones. The roofing and walling blocks heat in summer, trap warmth in winter, deaden noise and save money with their quick, simple construction.

The benefits of InsulLiving® will be demonstrated in a prototype house which was being constructed in the Brisbane suburb of Burpengary as we went to print. The prototype home will demonstrate how uncomplicated it can be to build an aesthetically pleasing home that meets and exceeds thermal performance requirements using technology that enables people to save on future energy bills. www.bondor.com.au

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