R+T Australia 2014 will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from August 21-23, and will be the country’s first-ever exhibition specialising in external building systems, such as roller shutters, doors/gates, windows, and sun protection systems.
According to Thurain Aye, Exhibition Manager for R+T Australia 2014, a major international trend is towards automation in sun protection systems for residential, commercial and industrial building applications.
“R+T Australia 2014 will be an ideal venue for Australian builders, designers, specifiers and owners to see the latest trends in the field of sun and climate protection systems for both outdoor and indoor living,” he said.
“Internationally, there is an increasing focus on automated climate protection systems that can be networked and operated at the touch of a button.
“The intelligent technology now available for these systems makes climate control far more convenient for end users, as well as much more efficient and cost-effective,” he added.
“Currently, automated sun protection systems have yet to achieve a high level of acceptance in Australia – but we expect this sector to grow considerably as the country’s climate grows hotter.”
Aye said that modern sun and climate protection systems allowed significant reductions in energy consumption – another driver for Australian building owners and operators as energy prices continue to rise.
“The potential energy savings from modern automated sun and climate protection systems could account for hundreds of millions of tonnes of CO2 a year,” he said.
Major sun and climate protection suppliers who will be exhibiting at R+T Australia 2014 include Australian companies Smartech Door Systems, Luxuz Design, OzRoll and BFT Automation, along with Gerhard Geiger, a global German supplier.
For further information visit www.rt-australia.com