The upcoming R+T Australia 2014 exhibition in Melbourne will showcase one of the broadest ranges of climate control systems from simple shade solutions to sophisticated, automated solutions.

Shade systems have been used for a very long time for sun protection; though they are still in use, there are more sophisticated automated control solutions available in the market designed for better efficiency, convenience and control.

R+T Australia 2014 will display the latest developments in automated sun and climate protection as part of a larger range of integrated energy efficient building systems.

R+T Australia 2014 will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from 21 August to 23 August.

Exhibition Manager Thurain Aye explains that protection from the hot summer sun and maximising winter sun exposure are the ‘first lines of defence’ in designing, constructing, and even renovating today’s energy efficient buildings. R+T Australia 2014 is the country’s first-ever exhibition specialising in external building systems, such as roller shutters, awnings, doors and gates, windows, and sun protection systems, providing architects, specifiers, designers, builders and owners with a one-stop shop for the latest industry developments.

Faced with hotter summers and spiralling energy costs, Australians are constantly looking for solutions that would allow them to better manage their cooling and heating requirements in a sustainable way. R+T Australia 2014 will be displaying several innovations designed to provide sun and climate protection depending on the season, while helping home and business owners keep energy costs under control.

These solutions are not only made for new building constructions but are suitable for retrofitting into existing homes, offices and commercial buildings.

The product display at R+T Australia 2014 will encompass a complete range of sun and climate protection systems, from simple manually operated shutters and blinds, through to highly automated systems that automatically open, shut and adjust themselves depending on sunlight, ambient temperatures and even wind strength.

Trade visitors can also take advantage of R+T Australia’s free ExpeR+T Area presentations on August 21 and 22.

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