The R+T Australia 2014 exhibition will focus on solutions that address major energy efficiency challenges faced by the building design industry.

Given the increasingly sweltering summers in Australia, energy efficiency has become a key driver in building design. The R+T Australia show is a specialist building exhibition held in Melbourne this August to highlight some innovative solutions.

To be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre August 21-23, R+T Australia 2014 will offer a specialised showcase of external building systems such as roller shutters, doors/gates, windows, and sun protection systems.

Thurain Aye, exhibition manager for R+T Australia 2014 explains that the rising global temperatures coupled with increasing energy prices, and potential shortages of gas and electricity supplies, mean that energy efficient building solutions are critically important for building owners, designers, specifiers and builders.

All product sectors covered by R+T Australia 2014 have a key role to play in increasing the energy efficiency of Australia’s buildings – new as well as existing – where owners and occupants are looking to reduce their energy costs and carbon footprint. There will be a strong focus on energy efficiency, sustainability, design and functionality among exhibitors at the R+T Australia show.

According to Aye, innovations in roller shutters, sun protection systems and doors/gates offer considerable potential for energy efficiency through the application of the latest systems and techniques.

The development of intelligent door and gate control systems has the potential to reduce energy consumption considerably, through faster opening/closing cycles, and the ability to offer defined opening heights depending on the size of entering/exiting vehicles.

R+T Australia 2014 will also have an educational element designed to increase professional expertise and knowledge of the latest developments in energy-efficient intelligent building design.

R+T Australia 2014 is a spin-off event of R+T in Stuttgart, Germany, regarded as the world’s leading trade fair for roller shutters, doors, gates and sun protection systems across industrial, commercial and residential applications.

There has been strong interest from Australian and international suppliers in R+T Australia 2014, with the show now 50% booked and a total of 35 exhibitors from Australia and overseas, representing a diverse product range including garage doors, awnings, screens and blinds, as well as various ancillary products.