Internationally recognised as a substantial airport energy saving methodology, the SkyCool white roof solution has been provided to 3 Australian International airports. Trials are currently running overseas on several new sites with a view to doubling the SkyCool presence every 18 months.
Melbourne International Airport
Over a 3 year period, 47,000 sq metres of roof at Melbourne International Airport was coated with SkyCool.
It is estimated by Airport management that the equivalent of 40,000 tonnes of green houses gasses are saved each year.
Project was completed in 3 stages with each new stage dependent upon success of previous stage.
Airport management advised the following results on public television program:
16 auxiliary air conditioning units no longer required.
The major chilled water system energy has been reduced by 30-40% depending upon weather – the hotter the weather, the greater the saving.
Customer concerns from a new 1st class international lounge ceased after the SkyCool coating was applied, where previously even a second large additional air conditioning unit was not able to cope.