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It's Obvious That The Energy Efficiency Of Australian Homes
Has Hardly Advanced Since the 1950s
We Believe Australians Deserve The Best in Energy Efficient Construction Products and Methodologies

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Housing
Advances


1950 Australian
House

Basic components
Basic build methodology
No wall insulation
Timber framed floor
Clay brick walls
Single glazed windows
Non-insulated ceiling

Today's Australian
House has hardly
advanced in
70 years

Basic components
Basic build methodology
Foil wall insulation
Concrete floor slab
Clay brick walls
Single glazed windows
Ceiling Insulation

Ultium's Energy
Efficient Options

High performance components
Intelligent build methodology
Thermally insulated concrete
mass slab and walls
Triple glazed thermally
isolated windows
Fully sealed insulated
roof box

THE
Heat
Transfer
Problem


Homes gain
and lose heat
in many ways

During Summer
homes become hotter
as unwanted external
heat transfers
into the home

In Winter the
opposite occurs
and wanted heat
transfers out
resulting in a
colder home

What Is
Heat Transfer


Heat transfer describes
a natural occurrence
where thermal energy
transfers from hotter
substances bodies or
spaces to colder
substances bodies or
spaces

It occurs when
substances bodies or
spaces are in thermal
contact with each other

External View
Heat Transfer
Thermal Imaging


Insulated stud walls
have significant
heat transfer

It is easy to see
the internal heat
transferring to the
outside

External view
Heat Transfer
Thermal Imaging


Insulated Thermal
Mass Walls have
minimal heat
transfer

The dark colour of
the external wall
shows minimal
internal heat is
transferring to
the outside

Notice how the
wall is far more
effective than the
double glazed
window at reducing
heat transfer

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Internal View
Heat Transfer
Thermal Imaging


Australians mistakenly
believe double glazing
is the best standard in
window technology

Though double
glazing exceeds the
performance of framed
and double brick walls
it cannot equal the
performance of the
insulated thermal
mass wall built
around it

You can see the heat
transferring through
the double glazed
window to the outside

Sub-Standard
Ceiling
Insulation


Missing and poorly
installed insulation
in an Australian
home

If your focus is on
lower pricing the
quality standard is
usually reduced

Questions To
Ask If you
want a Low
Energy Home


Are the building materials a
part of the solution or the
cause of the problem

Are basic building and
design methodologies being
used - The majority of double brick
homes are only single
brick at the hottest
part of the home - hardly
intelligent

Are you addressing all
points of thermal contact
vulnerability in the
building envelope

Energy
Efficient
Home


The standard Australian
double brick or framed
home built today
is NOT energy efficient

A home built utilising
an intelligent build
methodology and
high performance
products is
energy efficient

Intelligent
Build
Methodology

Thermally
Insulated
Concrete
Mass Slab


Concrete slab edge
and under-slab
insulation

Thermally isolated
slab reduces
unwanted heat
transfer

Improves energy
efficiency and
increases internal
temperature stability

High Performance
Product

Thermally
Insulated
Concrete
Mass Wall


Superior energy efficiency
and sound attenuation
Insulated Thermal Mass
and steel-reinforced concrete core reduces temperature fluctuations within the home by stabilising internal temperatures

Thermally
Insulated
Performance


Thermal image of
inside surface
temperature of
insulated thermal
mass wall and
ceiling junction
WA home
July 2016 7:00pm

Cooler in Summer
Warmer in Winter

A double brick home
with standard ceiling
insulation built today
cannot achieve this

High
Performance
Product

Thermally
Isolated Triple
Glazed Window


Triple glazed
windows with
thermal performance
+ sound attenuation
properties

Intelligent Build
Methodology

Sealed
Insulated
Roof


'RoofSki' a fully
sealed roof box with
bulk insulation directly
under the roof instead
of above the ceiling

Wall and roof interfaces
fully sealed

Maximum insulation
material recommended
for 'RoofSki'

Address
The Total
Building
Envelope


Energy efficient low
energy homes rely upon
the performance of
external components
known collectively
as the building
envelope

The envelope
includes the slab
walls doors windows
and roof working
cohesively to protect
the occupants
against heat transfer
and air leakage

Strength and
structural
integrity


This home under
construction with
thermally insulated
concrete mass walls
survived hurricane
Katrina in 2005

Homes built from other
construction methods
literally blew away

Frequently Asked Questions


Does it cost more to build?

Yes of course it does. How much more depends on the choices you make. An energy efficient home can be built for the same budget of a larger inefficient counterpart, providing you reduce the size of the home.

Will an energy efficient, passive home save me money?

Yes, once you move in you won't need to purchase, install and maintain expensive products that attempt to reduce heat transfer. Your homes lifetime ongoing daily running costs will be significantly reduced.

Can I make my home energy efficient once it's built?

Reverse engineering is less effective than implementing energy efficiency at the design stage.

Does it take longer to build?

Whilst some parts of the process can be faster than more traditional building methods, the simple fact is that when you build with an intelligent methodology that has far greater attention to detail it will take more time

Does an energy efficient home have better resale value?

It's most likely that your resale value will far exceed average market prices simply because prospective purchasers will notice the comfort difference as soon as they walk inside.

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Us


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