Project Description

McKinnon Secondary College Cool Roof Case Study

We’ve identified an ongoing challenge with the schools we’ve worked with; meeting the rising demands of energy costs and reducing the environmental impact of the school. We know that students learn less in warmer class rooms, and we know that schools are united in their mission for a sustainable future for Australia in the face of climate change.

In an independent trial at McKinnon, two identical portables were identified as being virtually identical in environmental position and usage. An electricity meter was installed in each portable and then one was coated in the Cocoon membrane while the other was left uncoated. Energy consumption was then measured over a 12-month period.

Incredibly, the Cocoon portable recorded a 56% reduction in costs, significantly decreasing the use of air conditioning and CO2 emissions.

Project Details

  • Category: Education

  • Client: McKinnon Secondary College

  • Location: McKinnon, Victoria

  • Tasks: Heat reflective membrane installation

Cocoon Cool Roofs provide a triple impact to your businesses bottom line

We are proud of the power of our offering and the benefits that it has for you, your business and the planet.

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.