Project Description

Fairfield Primary School Cool Roof Case Study

Under the Rudd/Gillard BER building program Fairfield Primary were allocated funds to build a multipurpose building for school use and for the use of the local community.

While the building was aesthetically appealing little thought had gone into critical elements such as insulation. As a result, on hot days the building was unusable by the school or other user groups. This was disappointing for school students and also removed a valuable revenue stream for the school.

Cocoon were engaged by environmental engineers to install a heat reflective membrane to the exterior of the building. As a result, the internal temperatures on hot days were significantly reduced and the building was able to be used 365 days a year.

Project Details

  • Category: Education

  • Client: Fairfield Primary School

  • Location: Fairfield, Victoria

  • Tasks: Reduce internal heat load

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Financial Benefits

  • No disruption to normal business operations means while we are working so can you.

  • Reduced investment in air conditioning capital costs, reduced maintenance and running costs.

  • Cheaper than outright roof replacement and avoids additional costs such as design and engineering fees or HVAC removal.

Social Benefits

  • No disruption to the use of premises and services.

  • Reduced safety risk to the public as roof sheeting is not removed during application of coating thus no risk to  public under roof or surrounding the building.

  • Construction time reduced.

Environmental Benefits

  • Coating reduces heat transfer and provides R value (insulation) for the building.

  • Reduced amount of waste, demolition and material going to landfill.

  • Reduced use of natural resources for steel roofs.

  • Reduced carbon footprint due to passive cooling.