9.5 star energy rating

July 29, 2014

ForceField® security screens were installed in the first InsulLiving home in Burpengary, Queensland. A year after the occupants moved in, this home has now achieved a 9.5 star ‘real life’ energy rating.

The InsulLiving home is built in modules and uses thermal technologies to provide zero energy living. One of these thermal technologies is ForceField® security screens.

Independent assessors from Queensland University of Technology found that the house required far less cooling than the national average and used 48% less electricity than the average South East Queensland home.

Few other security screen brands have been WERS tested for both residential and commercial applications. ForceField® reduced solar heat gain and UV light by up to 64%, achieving a WERS rating of 4.5 stars. The reduced heat loss was up to 25%, resulting in a 3 star WERS rating.

ForceField® security screens will not only help you keep cool in summer, they will also help you stay warm during winter.

Prowler Proof security screens have been installed in all types of homes: timber, brick and tile, heritage, modern, energy efficient, luxury. In our Project Gallery you can see what the four Prowler Proof designs – ForceField®, Diamond, Heritage or insect screens – look like in real homes and read about the experiences of real people.

Link:
Queensland University of Technology report: eprints.qut.edu.au/67377/