Monday, 17 October 2011

CSR House cuts energy costs

Summaries - Australian Financial Review
13 Oct 2011, Page: 56

CSR group chief executive Rob Sindel said he believes his firm is close to building an eight star energy efficiency-rated house for the same price as a five-star dwelling. The company recently built an eight-star display home at Schofield in Sydney, using more energy-efficient glass, aerated concrete and insulation, which Mr Sindel said uses 80% less energy on cooling and heating. Mr Sindel said the advent of the federal government's carbon tax and rising electricity prices were making consumers more energy-aware. The house was designed by Gareth Cole Architects using Monier roof tiles. Viridian Glass, Bradford insulation, CSR gyprock and PGH Bricks.