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Green Smart Magazine : 2009_new
smartstuff For a drought-beating water storage solution that's literally out of sight you can't go past Azuratec's SlabTank -- the 2008 HIA GreenSmart Product of the Year. SlabTanks are hidden within the house and garage slab, allowing you to harvest, store and utilise rainwater and recycled greywater around the home. Enjoy the lifestyle benefits of your own private water source without losing valuable backyard space or spoiling the views. SlabTanks fit seamlessly into waffle and raft slabs while remaining fully serviceable. Their innovative and simple construction and design means no on-site delays, no unsafe excavation, and no extra soil removal. For more information call 1 00 66 18 or visit www azuratec com au out of sight surfaces smart Looking for an environmentally-friendly alternative to painted glass? Akril's lightweight, easy-to-install panels -- locally made from highly-engineered polymer -- are an effective choice for decorative walls and vertical surfaces not exposed to direct heat. Ideal for kitchen splashbacks, bathroom and laundry wet areas, and cupboard and wardrobe doors throughout the home, it adds colour, functionality and style to any project. According to the manufacturer, Akril is up to 40 per cent more cost-effective than painted glass and takes significantly less energy to produce. It can also be easily dismantled and recycled and is certified by Good Environmental Choice Australia. For more information call 1800 464 28 or visit www akril com au 8 greensmart 2009 smart stuff cool it Want to reduce the cost of cooling your house in summer, save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions? According to the manufacturers, Solacoat is an environmentally-friendly radiant barrier paint that can reduce the temperature of a galvanised iron roof by over 40 ºC and lower the heat within a building by up to 15ºC. A water-based acrylic cool paint that contains a unique membrane additive which reflects the suns rays, Solacoat cool paints have a 10-year warranty, can be applied to most surfaces, and protect against rust, corrosion and thermal expansion. For more information call 0 5554 6 28 or visit www solacoat com au