Ametalin supports Carbon Neutral Adelaide because of the shared goal of reducing carbon emissions in Adelaide and beyond to create a more sustainable future for Australia and the global community. As a manufacturer and supplier of building membranes, thermal foam insulation, wall wraps, sarking and reflective insulation products, Ametalin aims to provide increased thermal comfort and healthier interior environments in both residential and commercial buildings year-round, while saving energy and reducing heating/cooling requirements and costs. Ametalin is also a partner of the CRC for Low Carbon Living, being committed to reducing Australia’s carbon footprint by continually developing innovative new reflective insulation products and solutions that reduce the need for carbon-emitting air conditioning in Australian homes and buildings. Ametalin is proud to support the Carbon Neutral Adelaide initiative as it leads the way in creating innovative and ambitious solutions to the global problem of climate change.
Ametalin’s products contribute to the energy efficiency of residential, commercial and government buildings throughout the country, as well as serving export markets including New Zealand, Japan and India. Locally, Ametalin reflective foil insulation has been installed at the new Convention Centre, Adelaide Oval and the Royal Adelaide Hospital SAHMRI complex.
Within the City of Adelaide, the energy consumption of buildings accounted for over half of the greenhouse gas emissions in financial year 2014-15. As buildings are renewed, Ametalin helps meet the critical need for cost effective insulation materials that will help to minimise the overall carbon footprint of these structures. Retrofits and renovations are also prime opportunities for improvement in both residential and commercial properties as energy demand for heating and cooling can be reduced by 45% through adequate roof and ceiling insulation alone, with an estimated average annual reduction in greenhouse gas emissions of 940 kg per household in South Australia.
Ametalin’s multi-disciplinary technical team is also committed to product innovation and driving the industry to achieve best practice standards for energy efficiency in building design. Through ongoing research, Ametalin focuses heavily on the relationship between energy efficient structural design, thermal comfort and overall indoor air quality, which can also have a significant impact on human health. Ametalin also streamlines the process to maximise efficiency and minimise wastage at the production level, with an emphasis on precise, highly-skilled manufacturing techniques and the sourcing and rigorous testing of high quality materials to ensure the long service life and durability of each product.