2013 News and Information
Illawarra Flame wins Solar Decathlon China 2013
The team from UOW entered their Illawarra Flame house in the Solar Decathlon held in China. Dubbed the "Energy Olympics", the Illawarra Flame was competing against 19 other entries from around the globe. In an incredible performance, the team was not only the first Australian team to ever make the finals, it also took out the first prize. The house has been supported by Viridian, who provided some significant support around the energy efficient glazing required to help meet the stringent competition requirements. The home features high performance double glazing which include dual energy efficient coatings. For a full run down and some videos and photos of the event, go to the Illawarra Flame website.
Viridian's new Vision Magazine
This July Viridian’s monthly newsletter Vision has a fresh new format to accompany some great case studies! Subscribe to Viridian’s Vision here to keep up to date on our most recent projects and industry news.
Viridian Announces Restructuring
March 11th, 2013. Viridian announced that it will be combining two of its large glass processing facilities in NSW and closing the older of its two glass making furnaces in 2013. Read the full announcement here.
Introducing ComfortHush - Noise Reducing Glass
ComfortHush is an acoustic performance glass, which also features a durable Low E (low emissivity) coating. It is available as a 6.5mm Grade A laminated safety glass that uses a special 3-layer acoustic PVB laminate that is specifically designed to reduce sound transmission. The inclusion of a durable Low E coating also provides improved energy efficiency performance, by helping to keep a home cooler in summer and warmer in winter. Learn more about noise reducing glass
Assessing Flood Damage
The 2013 floods in Queensland and NSW caused significant damage to residential and commercial property. CSR has grouped together a set of useful information relating to our key building products and how to assess flood damage to glass, fibre cement, insulation and plasterboard.
If you have flood damage affecting glass and would like some expert advice, contact our Customer Helpline on 1800 810 403. CSR's other product support numbers can be found in the Product Advice Sheet - Assessing Flood Damage, or on their websites.
CSR Product Advice sheet-Assessing Flood Damage (1.55Mb PDF)
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