A leading international expert from the sun protection industry will present on sun-shading trends and developments at the upcoming R+T Australia 2014 exhibition in Melbourne.

Olaf Voegele, a technical expert/consultant and journalist with the Industrial Association of Technical Textiles (ITRS), Roller Shutters and Sunshading will present over two sessions, covering the energy efficient solutions available for homes and offices as well as the developments being made in this segment across the world. Sun shading systems offer enormous potential in climate control and energy efficiency.

To be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from 21 August to 23 August, R+T Australia 2014 will showcase external building systems such as roller shutters, awnings, doors and gates, windows, and sun protection systems.

With global temperatures forecast to increase in the coming decades, energy efficiency is a key driver in building design; advanced sun shading technology can be combined with energy-efficient air conditioners to address these challenges.

A 30-year veteran of the sun protection industry, Voegele began his career as a manager of a medium-sized sun protection company with 80 employees, and now works in Europe as a technical expert in the field of sun protection and gates.

His previous experience also includes working as Editor for the journal GLASWELT and as a technical consultant for the ITRS specialising in roller shutters and sun shading. Voegele is a recognised expert in technical standards through his constant participation in technical committees and the technical board of the European Federation ES-SO (European Solar Shading Organisation).

On Day 1 of R+T Australia (Thursday August 21), Voegele will show how sun shading and air-conditioning can work together, delivering ideal solutions for both office and home applications.

On Day 2 (Friday August 22), Voegele will cover developments in international markets across Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Entry to R+T Australia 2014 is free for all building industry professionals, and registration is now open.