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Energy Efficiency

Energy-saving products that help reduce energy usage and power bills, while minimising the building's environmental footprint.

August 2019

Sustainable Home Uses Dimond Photovoltaic Laminates for Energy Efficiency

Dimond Roofing’s tray metal roofing profiles, including Solar-Rib, can be installed with Photovoltaic Laminate (PVL) solar technology which then enables electric power generation.

Increasing Thermal Performance Through Warm Roof Design

Increasing Thermal Performance Through Warm Roof Design

Providing a continuous insulation layer for the roof increases thermal performance and overall energy efficiency.

Thermodynamic Hot Water Chosen for Energy-Efficient New Build

Thermodynamic Hot Water Chosen for Energy-Efficient New Build

The cost-effective and energy-efficient Energie thermodynamic hot water system provides the home with a reliable supply of hot water. 

Beautiful and Efficient Fireplaces to Enhance Home Design

Beautiful and Efficient Fireplaces to Enhance Home Design

Stovax's wood, gas and electric appliances are designed to provide sustainable efficient heating.

Solar Hot Water System Saves Energy at Redwood Fire Station

Solar Hot Water System Saves Energy at Redwood Fire Station

In November 2018, Fire and Emergency NZ got in touch with Apricus to help find ways to reduce the environmental impact and running costs of their fire stations.

Insulated Ceiling Board Saves Energy and Upgrades Acoustics

Insulated Ceiling Board Saves Energy and Upgrades Acoustics

75mm thick thermo-acoustic panels deliver combined performance to save costs.

Energy Efficiency an APL Focus

Energy Efficiency an APL Focus

A commitment to energy efficiency in the construction industry is reflected in recent sponsorship and product initiatives by leading sector supplier, APL Window Solutions.

Insulation for Energy-Efficient and Eco-Friendly Homes

Insulation for Energy-Efficient and Eco-Friendly Homes

Pink Batts glass wall insulation helped exceed R-values required by the NZBC. 

Designing Energy-Efficient Homes

Designing Energy-Efficient Homes

Design choices such as LED lighting, timers and clocks and home automation systems can significantly improve a home's energy efficiency. 

Smart Energy-Efficient Skylights

Smart Energy-Efficient Skylights

The VELUX ACTIVE automated control system features sensors that measure temperature, CO2 and humidity levels to determine when to open/close skylights for optimal energy efficiency.

Introducing a New Environmentally Friendly Glasswool Insulation Option

Introducing a New Environmentally Friendly Glasswool Insulation Option

ecoinsulation glasswool helps achieve excellent thermal efficiency with a no-added-formaldehyde composition that meets some of the highest environmental standards in the market. 

Viking Roof Garden System More Than Meets the Eye

Viking Roof Garden System More Than Meets the Eye

In addition to being visually appealing, a roof garden system can improve the energy efficiency of a building by moderating temperatures.

Future-Proof Insulation Design

Future-Proof Insulation Design

Autex Industries is a proud member of the New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC) and is committed to better environmental building design.

Daylighting System Reduces Library's Energy Consumption

Daylighting System Reduces Library's Energy Consumption

Minimal use of electric lighting has reduced the library's energy costs by as much as one-third,

Prevent Heat Loss with MAXRaft Insulated Floor Slabs

Prevent Heat Loss with MAXRaft Insulated Floor Slabs

MAXRaft insulated concrete floor slabs have an approximate R-value of 4.5 and work to effectively prevent heat loss through the home's foundation. 

Energy-Efficient Glazing with Low-E Glass

Energy-Efficient Glazing with Low-E Glass

Viridian Glass offers a range of energy-efficient glazing options, and now has an online tool to help designers and their clients choose the best glazing for their projects. 

The Three Ts of Energy Efficiency

The Three Ts of Energy Efficiency

It's important to consider thermal mass, thermal performance and thermal bridging when designing energy-efficient buildings. 

Harnessing the Sun's Warmth and Light

Harnessing the Sun's Warmth and Light

Juralco's Louvrelite adjustable louvre screening system can be adapted to work with the sun to optimise a building's energy efficiency. 

Vapour Permeable Membrane Provides Airtightness and Energy Efficiency

Vapour Permeable Membrane Provides Airtightness and Energy Efficiency

DriStud Proctor Passive Wraptite SA, self-adhering, vapour-permeable, airtight membrane is designed to help increase the energy performance of buildings.

Achieve Energy Savings with Kalwall Cladding

Achieve Energy Savings with Kalwall Cladding

The Kalwall translucent facade system is a highly insulating daylighting system that provides cost and energy savings. 

Energy-Efficient Island Style Living

Energy-Efficient Island Style Living

This Waiheke home features a range of energy-efficient solutions including a dedicated airtightness layer which reduces energy loss through the thermal envelope.

Energy-Efficient and GreenTag Certified Water Systems

Energy-Efficient and GreenTag Certified Water Systems

The Billi range of water cooling and heating systems are designed to prevent the waste of energy and are GreenTag certified for added peace of mind. 

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