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Green Smart Magazine : GreenSmart 2010
For a comfortable, energy efficient home start at the top One of the world's most advanced building materials With the addition of Thermatech®, COLORBOND® steel can now give you more of everything that Australians have loved about COLORBOND® steel for the past 40 years -- wider choice of thermally efficient colours, a longer lasting roof because of reduced heat stress, and timeless beauty. That's cool for everyone. Balancing your home comforts with a climate friendly home that uses less energy is a tall order, so it's a good idea to start at the top. Before you choose your roof make sure you're comfortable with its thermal performance -- make sure it's made from new COLORBOND® steel with Thermatech® solar reflectance technology. New COLORBOND® steel with Thermatech® reflects more of the sun's heat in summer, creating a cooler roof and a more comfortable home when used with standard levels of insulation. That means less work for your summer air-conditioning, and that's good news for your energy bill and our climate. Turn down the air-conditioning and turn up the style All of this means you have a much wider choice of roofing colours that will help lighten your energy load. By how much? Well, in moderate to hot climates with standard insulation, COLORBOND® steel with Thermatech® can reduce your home's annual cooling energy consumption by up to 20%*. Every colour lightens your energy load The really clever thing is Thermatech® boosts what is known as solar reflectance for all 20 standard COLORBOND® steel colours -- even the darker ones. In fact it's here Thermatech® makes the biggest difference, some darker colours now have double the solar reflectance without changing their appearance. It's like having added insulation, at no added cost. * Depending on level of insulation, building shape and function. Average reduction is about 5%. COLORBOND®, Thermatech® and BlueScope are registered trade marks of BlueScope Steel Limited ABN 16 000 011 058. COLORBOND® steel with Thermatech® acts like added insulation for your home. Visit colorbond.com/thermatech for fact sheets or call 1800 022 999 for more information.