Bondor is partnering with the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) to study the effectiveness of current strategies and products used in sustainable construction.

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 comfort.

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 living.

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.