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Did you know buildings currently contribute approximately 40% of the world’s energy consumption?

Most buildings standing today will still be in use for decades. Planning a green future for new construction has become an expectation for architects and builders. Now, the challenge is to modify existing buildings to be more energy efficient – remember that existing buildings, or the “built environment” is massive compared to new construction. Bringing the built environment into a green future while managing costs will be the biggest hurdle. There is no more cost-effective solution to this than “green retrofitting” older buildings.
Nov 29, 2012
10 November 2010
Anyone who owns a home or rents an apartment comes to the realization that no matter how good the windows are the U-value is not enough to prevent energy loss.

Glass is just not a good insulator, which is why they invented double pane windows. They operate on the theory that a trapped air cavity acts as a great insulator. if you can't keep the heat or cold out, maybe it can be trapped!
Nov 10, 2010
10 November 2010
Window coverings provide privacy as well as protection for our possessions inside our homes from the damages that the sun can bring. There are many kinds of curtains and window coverings on the market of today. You can find many options according to your needs and preferences for window coverings in discount stores and specialty shops all around.
Nov 10, 2010
10 November 2010
As a homeowner and consumer, you make many decisions when it comes to purchasing products for your home. If you’ve already explored buying green products from the grocery store, perhaps now you can consider turning your house into a green home.
Nov 10, 2010
Windows create harmony between inside and outside spaces; from the beauty they add to a building facade, the natural light they bring in, to the view they reveal. They are also the weakest part of a building envelope which can account for up to 49% of heat loss and 87% of heat gain. Inefficient glazing can cause discomfort & higher power usage.
Mar 31, 2013
Excessive workloads have long caused tension in the workplace. Ironically, modern office designs often compound this tension. One reason is the prevalence of open plan layouts. They increase ambient noise, a major distraction and frustration for staff, which can also affect their health, leading to sickness and lower productivity.
Feb 28, 2013
Publication: Newcastle Post
Date: 22 May 2013

It’s now easier than ever for Hunter residents to access superior and more affordable double glazing for their windows, with Magnetite launching a permanent presence in Newcastle.

After 15 years of servicing the Newcastle area from the Central Coast – and in response to increasing demand – Magnetite Franchisee, Barry Clendenning, has decided to open a display at the Housing Industry Association’s (HIA) Home Inspirations Centre in Mayfield West.
Sep 12, 2013
To improve energy efficiency, the building façade was upgraded at the iconic Citiclub Building (aka CQ Building), in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD. It’s been two years since Magnetite retrofitted the existing windows as part of a wider upgrade which saved energy use by up to 27%. This increased the NABERS ratings from 2 ½ stars up to 4 ½ stars. The project was a pilot study in the city of Melbourne’s 1200 Buildings Programme which won an award for “Best Specific Environmental Initiative” at the World Environmental Day Awards.
Mar 10, 2014
A recent study of national sleep habits found 1 in 3 Australian adults struggle with their sleep. Moreover, this study also suggested one third of Australians wake up feeling unrefreshed at least several mornings a week.
Sep 01, 2014
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