$20,000 award for a ‘Cool Idea’

Jason Chambers from DesignInc, Adelaide, has been awarded the winner of COLORBOND® Coolmax® 'Cool Ideas' competition, netting himself a cash prize of $20,000. With 567 entries submitted, Jason's was chosen as the winner by a panel of industry experts.


  1. COLORBOND® Coolmax® steel in Whitehaven® has a 9% higher solar reflectance than COLORBOND® steel in Surfmist®. Based on independent roof studies of the solar reflectance of roofing contained in a report by the US Environmental Protection Agency http://www.epa.gov/heatisland/about/index.htm, we calculate this difference could result in cooling energy savings of up to 7.5%. Any savings may vary and depend upon the particular circumstances of your building, including building location, level of insulation, location of air-conditioning ducts, building shape, building function and environmental factors.
  2. Compared to COLORBOND® steel in Surfmist®. Based on expectation for a daytime occupied and air-conditioned single storey commercial building in BCA Climate Zone 2.
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