Building Retrofits - The New Energy Saving Trend
Did you know buildings currently contribute approximately 40% of the world’s energy consumption?

Most buildings standing today will still be in use for decades. Planning a green future for new construction has become an expectation for architects and builders. Now, the challenge is to modify existing buildings to be more energy efficient – remember that existing buildings, or the “built environment” is massive compared to new construction. Bringing the built environment into a green future while managing costs will be the biggest hurdle. There is no more cost-effective solution to this than “green retrofitting” older buildings.
Comfortable Living Should Not Cost The Earth!
Have you considered the impact our comfortable lives have on the planet – our Home? How much are we costing the Earth?

To get an idea, in just one year, each Australian, on average, releases enough greenhouse gas into the atmosphere to fill more than 700 balloons! To help maintain our collective home - Earth - The Australian Solar Energy Society has created Sustainable House Day. The initiative is to help Australians live sustainably in a modern world.
Turn Down the Volume for A Healthier Life
Stress and Headaches due to work and long travel time are common problems for most commuters. Not surprisingly, the bad news doesn’t stop there. Research done by a scientist in New York City indicates that being exposed to noise can activate our natural stress hormones which affects our happiness and health.
Melbourne's Citiclub Building is Going Green with Magnetite Retrofit Double Glazing
Magnetite’s Melbourne franchise recently completed an installation at the iconic Citiclub building, the former headquarters of the RACV Club in Melbourne CBD. The installation was partly funded through a new scheme set up for commercial buildings called the Australian environmental upgrade fund. Double glazing was chosen to help improve the insulation of the building’s facade. Magnetite’s retrofit double glazing was applied to the hotel section of the building.
Selling Houses Australia - Series 5 - Railway Cottage
In November we helped Shaynna and the crew from Selling Houses Australia reduce the noise in this heritage cottage on the outskirts of Sydney. Last week the show went to air and the results exceeded all of our expectations.
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