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temperature down by as much as 20 to
40 degrees Celsius.
This equates to a substantial
reduction in energy costs, as there is
less reliance on air conditioning to cool
the interior. In 2002, and again in 2009,
Woolworths conducted a field trial,
applying SkyCool to its supermarket
roof in South East Queensland. An
independently contracted electrical
engineering firm monitored the air
conditioning energy consumption of
the supermarket with the SkyCool roof,
and of another nearby Woolworths
supermarket with a standard roof,
over a period of two years. Regardless
of drought or wet tropical summer
weather, SkyCool maintained a power
consumption level of around 47 per cent
lower than the standard building.
Clients range from governments
(local and national); to supermarkets and
shopping centres; farms and produce
storage; and mining and manufacturing.
Extensive third-party field trials have
consistently measured energy savings
averaging around 40--50 per cent for
large commercial properties.
Better than all forms of insulation,
SkyCool is a roof coating that interacts
with the sky to actually draw heat out of
the building, rendering its interior cooler
than ambient air -- even under extreme
summertime heat loads. The University of
Technology, Sydney, describes SkyCool as
'a passive heat pump'. To date, more than
500,000 square metres of roofing is being
cooled by SkyCool, in localities ranging
from the extremely hot Port Hedland,
Western Australia, to the moderate
Wollongong, New South Wales.
Warranted for a minimum 10 years,
but lasting for more than 20, SkyCool also
provides maintenance-free corrosion
protection for the roof surface.
Designed as a 'heat pump'
SkyCool is a roof coating that interacts with
the sky to draw heat out of the building.
Designed as a cool roof coating to
combat overheating in metal-roofed
industrial and commercial buildings,
SkyCool can prevent excess heat
produced by the sun from entering
the building. In fact, it will even 'pump
out' some of the internal heat to
produce an environment that is cooler
and more comfortable than shaded
external ambient air. Industrial users
have recorded constant internal sub-
roof temperature decreases of 20 to
40 degrees Celsius; bringing their work
areas to around 14 degrees Celsius below
ambient in the peak of summer.
SkyCool Pty Ltd is a company of the
new millennium, formed specifically to
bring the SkyCool heat reflective thermal
cool roof coating to the world community.
We are very proud of the fact that
SkyCool was developed in Australia, and is
attracting interest from around the world.
Since its establishment, the company
has had the opportunity to prove both
the uniqueness and the roof-cooling
effectiveness of SkyCool, from the tropical
north of the country, to the temperate
zones 3000 kilometres to the south.
With growth accelerating in a
climate of increasing environmental
concerns, and especially escalating
energy costs, many users are
measuring their SkyCool investment
returns in less than two years.
For further information, please visit
www.skycool.com.au or call us on
02 9477 4095.
Measured Energy Reduction
South Hedland Mall -- Charter Hall
South Hedland Mall -- Charter Hall
Gordon Shopping Centre -- Charter Hall
Woolworths 2002 trial -- S.E. Qld (dual stores) 47%
Woolworths 2009 trial -- S.E. Qld (dual stores) 53%
Woolworths -- Calamvale, QLD
Westfield Mall -- Wollongong
Melbourne Airport (42,000m2)
Plumpton Mall -- Sydney DEXUS
Bunnings -- North Qld (dual warehouses) 51%
Department of Defence -- Darwin, NT
Club Menai -- South Sydney
1. Monash University 'Indoor thermal comfort',
November 2007: http://www.monash.edu.au/
2. WorkCover NSW, 'Working in heat' June 2012:
3. WorkCover NSW, 'Don't let the heat stress you out'
4. State Government of Victoria Department of
Health, 'Heat stress - preventing heat stroke'
March 2012: http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.
6. WorkCover NSW, 'Don't let the heat stress you
out', November 2012:
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