Bondor is partnering with the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) to
study the effectiveness of current strategies and products used in sustainable
As part of the study, residential homes in each state constructed using
Bondor’s innovative InsulLiving building products, InsulWall and SolarSpan will
be monitored over an extended period of time to evaluate the impact of the high
performance thermal building system in terms of both energy cost savings and
This is the third joint project for QUT’s Dr Wendy Miller and Bondor,
who have been working closely since 2009 when Bondor first began marketing to
residential homes. The primary objective of the project is to develop an
Innovations Adoption Toolkit (IAT) that will enable housing supply chain agents
to identify and implement innovations with benefits for all stakeholders.
Bondor’s InsulLiving national sales manager Paul Adams explains that Bondor’s
long-term partnership with Dr Miller and QUT helps them continuously review the
benefits of building products and construction methods that promote sustainable
Dr Miller said the project would examine innovation within all areas of
the housing market, from homeowners and real estate agents to builders and
manufacturers such as Bondor.
According to Dr Miller, the decision to conduct the latest study was
based on previous research that revealed sustainable housing wasn’t a focus in
standard methods of housing construction. The project sets out to find if there
are leaders in the market working on construction methods that lend themselves
to sustainable living. The study also aims to prove that doing things
differently to the usual delivers benefits for all stakeholders.
Each home under analysis will be measured across several parameters including
temperature, electrical circuits, thermal imaging and air tightness.
The project began seven months ago and ends in 2017, with the first set
of results to be available from mid-2015.