Heat Reflective Coatings & Finishes
InfraCOOL Technology reflects and emits both the visible or “coloured” light and invisible Infrared light which accounts for over 50% of the sun’s total light energy to provide a much cooler building surface. A cooler surface means less heat penetration resulting in cooler occupancy zones which lowers the use of energy – translating in cost savings and reduced associated greenhouse gas emissions.
Around 93% of a building’s HEAT GAIN can be attributed to radiant energy (meaning the sun’s rays converted to heat after absorption).
In Australia, where the prominent source of a buildings heat gain is Radiant Sunlight and up to 93% of a buildings heat gain in summer is attributable to radiant heat. Reflective COOL Roofs should be a key focus in combating heat gain.
Sustainable Opportunity for Residential Properties
InfraCOOL® Technology maximises reflection of infra-red radiation, even dark colours can be made COOLER. InfraCOOL® Charcoal, for example can be up to 16ºC COOLER than conventionally formulated Charcoal without changing the visual colour.
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Sustainable Opportunity for Commercial Facilities
In Australia, most commercial buildings have Galvanised or Zincalume roofing which act as poor reflectors of solar energy. By reflecting more of the sun’s energy these surfaces can be 20-40°C COOLER translating into cooler occupancy zones, lowering cooling energy demand and thus delivery cost and energy emission savings.
Reduced Cooling Costs
Less Heat Penetration means lower cooling costs. Comparative studies identify cooling energy savings of 20-40% are possible using Dulux® AcraTex® InfraCOOL® Technology
Improved Occupancy Comfort
In non air-conditioned facilities such as workshops and warehousing, cool roofs translate immediately to cooler working and warehousing facilities, improving productivity and stability of stored goods.
Lowers Carbon Footprint
Less use of air conditioning reduced power consumption and associated Greenhouse Gasses which is good for the environment and for you.