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Bluescope Steel
BlueScope Steel specialise in the production of flat steel products, including slab, hot rolled coil, cold rolled coil, plate, tin plate, value-added metallic coated and painted steel products.
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today2 Apr 2012
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Profiled polycarbonate for cooler roofs

The energy-efficiency regulations for buildings, which came into effect in November last year, have steered the South African building industry in a more eco-friendly direction. One issue that has been raised in this context is the urban heat island (UHI) effect, which occurs as a result of a concentration of buildings, hot surfaces and waste heat from human activity that creates a warmer envelope of air over urbanised areas. This not only taxes the air-conditioning systems in buildings, but also increases pollution levels significantly.  Christo Pienaar, marketing director of Modek, a company which specialises in glass reinforced polyester (GRP) and polycarbonate roof sheeting, says that cool roofing is a real solution to the problem. “Cool roofing is one of the simplest and most cost-effective solutions to diminish the UHI effect and it supports energy efficiency in buildings.”
today13 Apr 2015

BlueScope Steel introduces cooler roofs and cooler buildings

Clean COLORBOND™ steel, available from BlueScope Steel Southern Africa, incorporates Thermatech™ solar reflectance technologies, one of the most advanced coating systems technologies in the market.
today30 Mar 2011

Cool roofs combat urban heat islands

The term ‘urban heat island’ (UHI) refers to a phenomenon that occurs in urban areas where temperatures are often significantly higher than in surrounding peri-urban or rural areas. According to BlueScope Steel, a leading multinational supplier of coated steel roofing materials, two of the most effective ways of cooling urban heat islands are to make use of urban forestry and cool roofs.