As the National Construction Code increases its 6-star minimum NatHERS rating to 7, with even further increases likely in the future, the requirements for high-performance windows become more significant than ever. While popular in modern building design, it is predicted that neither aluminium nor thermally broken aluminium windows will be able to meet future increases in energy rating requirements. So, what are the alternatives? With in-built thermal performance, durability and longevity, uPVC windows may be a game changer for energy-efficient building design in Australia.
Setting the 7-Star standard: The benefits of uPVC windows for energy efficiency and performance examines how uPVC windows will play a vital role in building design as the built environment's focus shifts towards sustainability and functionality. We discuss what uPVC is, and how it came to be used to optimise window design. We then consider uPVC’s superior thermal performance, especially when compared to traditional framing materials such as aluminium. We also look at the durability of uPVC windows, their environmental impact and their aesthetic versatility.
European designed and engineered, BINQ’s uPVC windows are some of the highest performing windows in the world. Unlike traditional uPVC windows, these uPVC profiles are a slimline design which minimises the amount of framing material and maximises the amount of glass, leaving you with a room full of light and an enhanced view of your outdoors. Coupling uPVC with their timber offering will make BINQ the only manufacturer in Australia to offer both timber and uPVC materials.
Download this whitepaper and learn about uPVC windows and why they may be a game changer for energy-efficient building design in Australia.
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