HIA have just announced the winners of the HIA Australian GreenSmart Awards 2018, and we’re proud to say that Evo Building Products has taken out the HIA Australian GreenSmart Product award for RapidRidge.
The annual HIA Australian GreenSmart Awards recognise the best in environmental design and building practices. Award winners and finalists make a positive difference to the environment by building sustainable, energy efficient and comfortable homes.
The GreenSmart Product award recognises a product that is integral to the construction or operation of a home, which has been placed on the Australian market within the last 24 months.
“By achieving an impressive five per cent energy reduction, avoiding need for water and cement, being affordably priced and being easier, safer and quicker to install, RapidRidge is a win-win for all,” commented the award’s judges.
RapidRidge is a brand-new concept in Australia which utilises a dry fixed ridge on tiled roofs. Moving away from the traditional method of mortar and pointing, using a dry install means no reliance on water, no need to mix mortar to attach the ridge caps to the roof and no need to carry mortar up and down.
HIA Managing Director Graham Wolfe said “HIA Australian GreenSmart Award winners and finalists are leading the way in sustainable building practices, including site management and energy saving techniques”.
Evo Building Products MD, Peter Byrne, commented “It’s great to get this recognition from a big organisation like HIA for RapidRidge, who quickly identified how simple and effective the system is in contributing to building more sustainable homes. A simple, low cost change in house design for a big payback for both the builder and the home owner.”