Sustainability at the Forefront of Our Joinery Business

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October 27, 2023

As the global community becomes more conscious of its environmental footprint, sustainable living has become a crucial focus for businesses and individuals alike. Omega Bay of Plenty, a leading manufacturer and installer of aluminium joinery, is a stellar example of this shift, providing eco-friendly building solutions to residential and commercial customers across Papamoa, Mount Maunganui, and Tauranga.

Recycled Aluminium: A Core Component

Central to Omega's offerings are windows and doors constructed from recycled aluminium. Proudly made in New Zealand by McKechnie Aluminium, Omega Aluminium Windows and Doors are at the forefront of sustainable residential aluminium joinery. The company boasts 60 years of award-winning design experience, ensuring that quality and innovation go hand in hand with environmental responsibility.

A Low Carbon Footprint: Leading the Way

“Omega achieves a carbon footprint of 1.4 kg of CO2 per kg of Aluminium on a Scope 1 and 2 basis, which is 65 per cent better than other New Zealand sourced aluminium," explains Dyann Stewart, Omega’s Business Development Manager. This achievement, certified by Toitu Carbonreduce, underscores Omega’s commitment to reducing the carbon cost of building. Stewart proudly notes, “Our recycled content and 65 per cent carbon saving is a compelling combination that is significantly boosting our market share."

Making a Tangible Impact

Choosing Omega’s sustainable products translates to substantial environmental benefits. Stewart elucidates, “Just 1000 house-lots of Omega Windows and Doors will save 1 million kilograms of CO2 each year.” This is equivalent to the carbon captured by 16,000 tree seedlings grown for 10 years or 516 hectares of native forest, an area larger than three average dairy farms.

Thermal Performance: Excellence and Efficiency

In addition to carbon savings, Omega Bay of Plenty excel in thermal efficiency, which is crucial for reducing energy consumption and ensuring comfortable indoor living spaces. As the category leader in sustainability, Omega’s aluminium windows and doors are independently tested and proven to surpass industry standards in thermal suite performance.

Industry Certifications and Compliance

Omega Bay of Plenty's commitment to the environment is further highlighted by its adherence to the Living Building Challenge, a rigorous set of performance standards focused on creating positive impacts on the human and natural systems that interact with a building. Omega stands out as the only window and door supplier in New Zealand with a Declare label and a Red List-free categorisation for anodised frames, ensuring their products are free from harmful chemicals and contribute positively to both the environment and the wellbeing of occupants.

Choosing a Greener Future with Omega

Omega Bay of Plenty stands as a beacon of sustainable building solutions, offering top-notch aluminium windows and doors that embody excellence in design and environmental responsibility. Customers in Tauranga choosing Omega are not only investing in quality but also supporting a greener, more sustainable future. Through its commitment to recycled materials, low carbon footprint, and excellent thermal performance, Omega BOP is truly paving the way for eco-friendly building solutions.