Building Products

CoDesign began in 2010 as a small group of like-minded, multi-disciplinary designers who wanted to develop a vehicle to meaningfully respond to community needs. We saw that communities everywhere cared about where they lived, but didn’t always know how to transform their ideas into designs and projects. Equally we saw a growing desire from designers to engage with community projects, but a lack of understanding of community and international development processes.

Initially working with local partners on community development projects in India, Cambodia and Vietnam, CoDesign refined a project methodology based on innovative open source materials and proven international development approaches. Based on this we developed a social business model that focused on providing new solutions to social needs through affordable, professional built environment services.

Now, we have now expanded our service to clients across Australia, working with government agencies, non-profits and educational institutions to improve community participation and to mobilise communities to plan and design solutions to their self-identified needs. Our clients now include the Asian Development Bank, the Department of Human Services and numerous local government agencies and not-for-profit organisations.


Certified Products by CoDesign

Product Images Name Green Star
relevance Green Star is Australia's trusted mark of quality for the design, construction and operation of sustainable buildings, fitouts and communities. Choosing Green Star can help you save money, create a healthy place for people, minimise your environmental footprint and build a better future for us all.
Datum Workstation & Screen System
Flex Zero Screens
Logic Workstation & Screen System
Vivo Desks and Desk Furniture
Vivo Meeting Tables
Vivo Storage

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What our clients say about us

Clients say it’s GECA or nothing. If you don’t have GECA certification it’s a negative. GECA certification is a priority for Haworth.

John Stamoulos

GECA is seen by major clients across Australia and internationally to be a credible organisation that provides certification to forward thinking companies that seek to maintain and further environmental standards. Envirofluid is glad to be associated with the GECA label”.

Lydia Ohlmeyer, Marketing and Operations Manager

Being an environmentally aware business, we needed a way to ensure, adhere and implement sustainably preferable strategies into our business plan. The team at GECA is co-operative and their guidance ensured that we not only complied with green standards, but exceeded them. The process is credible and well-received in the market place and ensures that we are set apart from the not-so-genuine ‘greenwashing’ companies.

Donna McMullen, Director 

Having GECA certification gives added credibility to our already strong Europlank brand. The GECA ecolabel confirms that Havwoods Europlank has been rigorously assessed for its impact over its life cycle and it is safer for our clients, their families and colleagues. When you choose Havwoods GECA certified Europlank you can have confidence in the environmental and health claims of this product range.

David Hickson, General Manager

GBCA Green Star projects are a fantastic way of promoting environmentally aware developments that benefit all parties involved. Jardan is committed to the advertisement of eco-labelling as a means of encouraging sustainable practice,

Andy Collins, Design Assistant

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