09 Dec What can we do as a business to help mitigate climate change?
What does a warming climate mean for Australia now and into the future?
The Bureau of Meteorology latest State of the Climate report co-developed with CSIRO shows that due to increasing greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, Australia’s climate is continuing to warm, and the frequency of extreme events such as bushfires, droughts, and marine heatwaves is growing.
Get the facts in “State of the Climate 2020” and access the full report here
What can we do as a business to help mitigate climate change?
We at Waterstop Solutions Pty Ltd are committed to undertaking our activities in an environmentally responsible manner and effectively managing any risk that may impact upon the environment. We manage work activities in a manner that is consistent with the principles of ecological sustainability. Our Environmental System fully complies with Australian Standard AS/NZS 14001, and we are committed to optimising our performance so that it conforms to the requirements of the ISO 14001 standard for Environmental Management.
We recycle and shop locally
Where we can, we choose and support local suppliers. We recycle all consumables that can be received by recycling facilities and we also use recycled products where feasible.
Carpooling and working from home
Reducing fossil fuels would likely have the biggest impact on our CO2 emissions. Our technicians are carpooling when feasible and some of our staff are working from home offices. This reduces pollution and our carbon footprint, promoting a greener lifestyle.
Greener electricity source – Going solar
We have installed 6.6kW solar panels because we wish to do our part in reducing our electricity usage and replacing it with a greener electricity source.
Going solar is a great choice for Waterstop Solutions for a couple of reasons.
Shifting to solar energy is the environmentally responsible choice that stands by our endeavour to decrease greenhouse gas emissions.
In addition to wishing to reduce our carbon footprint, we also feel it is important that we try to protect our business from volatile utility costs during seasonal swings.
As our operation hours are during the day, we will be directly using the energy the 6.6kW solar panels are producing when the sun is shining. The idea is that our solar panels will pay for the air conditioning systems running in the offices during the day and that the solar panel system may pay for itself in about 2 years or more.
A good quality 6.6kW solar system, as we have installed, generates 27.7 units of electricity on average per day in Brisbane, which may be enough to offset a small business or an average household’s energy usage. However, the output will vary depending on location, system positioning and quality. (Ref.: Solar Calculator)
6.6kW – 20 x 330-350W solar panels installed on top of Waterstop Solutions’ office roof in Brisbane.
If you have any issues with water ingress, rooftop leaks, leaking balcony, leaking basement, cracking concrete slabs, structural cracks, concrete deterioration, spalling concrete, concrete cancer, deteriorated joints, moisture, seepage, efflorescence, rising damp and/or high-flow active leaks in concrete structures, we would be happy to assist you. You are welcome to contact us with any questions that you may have.
Brisbane office: (07) 3205 1899
Email: [email protected]
Sydney office: (02) 9346 8308
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Are you interested in finding out more about the various remedial building services we are providing?
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Waterstop Solutions Capability Statement is now available to download as PDF. (The image is clickable and opens up a link to our Capability Statement).
Good maintenance begins with a proactive approach to maintain, keep, preserve and protect a building.
Remember that seepage/water ingress into areas such as balconies, basements, concrete roofs, car parks and retaining walls, should not be ignored – call a remedial waterproofing professional today for an assessment to provide you with the best solution for your situation.
At Waterstop Solutions, we carry out a wide range of remedial works to concrete structures post-construction stage in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Sydney and outlying areas in Queensland and New South Wales.
Equipped with major civil works experience, we can quickly determine the best approach to rectify all seepage and concrete deterioration issues.
It takes licenced remedial waterproofer and leak sealing experts like us at Waterstop Solutions to ensure that the pathways for water to ingress are properly sealed off. A depth of technical knowledge and experience, along with a proud reputation for integrity and reliability, has made Waterstop Solutions the go-to company for many Defect Managers working for major construction companies across Queensland and New South Wales.
We at Waterstop Solutions have the technical and practical expertise to diagnose the source of the leak and will provide you with our recommended solution to achieving an effective, high-quality, long-lasting repair to stop the water ingress with minimal disruption
We believe in and are committed to always delivering high-quality solutions by utilising the right products and techniques for each specific project combined with our industry-leading know-how on tap. We have a large talent pool of specialist leak sealing and concrete repair technicians with Certificate III in construction waterproofing in Queensland and New South Wales that are extensively trained in our systems and project execution methods.
The leadership positions on every Waterstop Solutions project are operated by highly qualified, certified and experienced industry professionals. Our in-house skills and expertise gained from more than 60 years of industry experience provide a full range of high-quality remedial waterproofing and concrete repair works to commercial buildings, civil infrastructures, industrial sites and residential properties. From waterproofing diagnostics, preventative and remediation solutions – All of our waterproofing solutions are quality guaranteed.