Safetyline Jalousie is calling on the government to support 1500 small businesses in window fabrication and improve air quality in built environments as part of the A$17.6 billion stimulus package for building and construction.

The Australian window fabrication industry supports 15,000 jobs and has a combined annual revenue of 4.82 billion dollars.

Safetyline Jalousie director Leigh Rust’s proposal to improve government infrastructure projects while reducing costs, consumption and carbon emissions coincides with the recent announcement of the $5 million national ‘Go Local First’ campaign urging Australians to support small business.

“The important aspect of these stimulus packages is that they are hinging what happens now on achieving long term trajectory outcomes for job growth,” said Rust.

“Allocating this money, in the right place, to the mum and dad operators within our industry is imperative to the generations of tomorrow.

“Australian made goods are a decisive way for economy to flourish. Not only this, the large amount of taxpayers’ money being used in this initiative must be handled and used with a great deal of diligence.”

Confidence around the product being offered to the government for public buildings by the Safetyline Jalousie team is big.

The world-class systems are sophisticated and innovative, allowing buildings to breathe without human interaction. Night and morning purge cycles mean buildings have the capacity to be constantly monitoring temperature, humidity and pollution levels.

“From a commercial aspect our window systems outperform all the standards that are set by government regulations,” Rust said. Australia has some of the strictest building standards in the world.

“We not only meet standards, but we exceed them in nearly every class. Meaning our louvre windows are being installed in places they haven’t previously – it’s something I’m immensely proud of.”

Improving air quality for those inside infrastructure and commercial buildings is of high interest to government, particularly in the education sector. Better conditions in these educational facilities equate to enriched learning retention and improved concentration levels.

  • To date, Safetyline Jalousie has already installed windows in 400 schools across Australia and worked on over 1000 projects.
  • Third party testing has proved that Jalousie louvres can increase the airtightness of buildings between 7% and 20%.
  • The potential annual savings in thermal energy use is around 4% to 5%.

“Foremost in our proposals is communicating our high level triple C approach: Reducing costs and reducing consumption, which leads to reducing the carbon footprint,” said Rust.

“Our windows are 12 times better at reducing air infiltration – by installing them there’s the capacity to dramatically reduce costs associated with air conditioning and heating.”

Environmentally speaking, the advanced performance of these systems will assist Australia greatly in aligning with important United Nations global sustainable development goals, which have been set out in recent years.

The Australian government’s proposed stimulus for the construction sector extended to December 2020 is expected to generate over $30 billion in new economic activity and create more than 10,000 new jobs across the economy, according to a recently commissioned economic modelling.

The harbinger to a recovering economy relies on strong, diligent ethics when it comes to using taxpayers’ dollars on public projects. Safetyline Jalousie expects to open up some great conversations with local and state governments with the positioning of these products.

“I believe our proposals will be an integral part of ensuring funding is utilised in safeguarding a great legacy of projects – that ultimately came to fruition in a period of significant uncertainty,” Rust concluded.