Talking about awards the Bassendean mansion, Earlsferry House Bed and Breakfast (1 Earlsferry Ct, Bassendean) has picked up a “Highly Commended” Award at the prestigious 2014 WA Heritage Awards.
Not everyone goes home after a day’s work knowing they are making a positive difference to someone else’s life, but the dedicated team at TADWA (Technology Assisting Disability WA) on Collier Road, Bassendean have grasped it and they know how lucky they are.
TADWA, an engineering manufacturer and computer software servicing company, celebrates its 30th Anniversary in 2014 but their enthusiasm for best practice has not dulled in all that time and this year won the Environmental category in the 2014 CEBA Small Business Awards for their all-round initiatives to reduce their carbon footprint.
TADWA personnel are masters at adapting and re-engineering products to aid specific needs for their clients. On a recent tour of the factory I was shown original designs created on the premises that are being copied nationally. TADWA have used those skills to build up their environmental credentials and have installed a lot of solar panels which reduces their power bills, but more interesting they’ve tackled computer afterlife. Hundreds of computers are received every year and they are stripped down to the myriad components. Those not reused are packed and freighted to South Australia. Surprisingly, the recycling and take-back programs in WA are not able to handle the volume of material processed at TADWA. This drastically reduces the amount going to landfill.