Angle Park, Australia (PressExposure) October 26, 2012 -- It's been two years now since the prototypical home in Blackwood Park that RI-Industries helped design and construct was completed, but already many more structures of similar build have found their way into the Australian housing market. The Adelaide Hills suburb home was a pioneering venture, an innovative move forward for an industry in need of improvement in a continent often starved for resources like water, and marks the first-ever 8-star energy rating for a house in Australia. The star-rating scale works on a 1-to-8 basis, with 8 indicating the highest level of energy efficiency; earning high praise by australbricks.com as a house with high levels of not just sustainability, but livability as well, this means that the nation has taken a huge step forward in fostering environmental preservation by successfully achieving completion of a home that is both practical and efficient.
While RI-Industries can't take nearly all the credit for the project, they can boast an invaluable role in its development. As a company that has been developing their craft in Australia for over 60 years, RI-I have achieved and maintained their position as leaders in domestic water management through dedication, forward-thinking and commitment to their industry. While their primary products are septic tanks and rainwater tanks made from precast concrete with steel-mesh interiors, their most notable contribution - and general offering - is Ri-Treat, a waste-water treatment system. Ri-Treat effectively helps save water by reclaiming a house's wastewater aerobically, then cleaning it through bio-filters for reuse in the household.
It should be noted that the house was also a charity cause, as the contractors put the proceeds from its sale up to the Australian Cranio-Maxillo Facial Foundation, an organisation devoted to training, teaching and researching facial reconstruction to help those suffering from facial deformities caused by genetics or accident, as well as other cranio-maxillo ailments.
This project, as a whole, provides much promise for Australia, as shown by the growing number of similar 8-star homes which have cropped up since then. To improve your home or see how you can improve water output, see what RI-Industries can do for you as well.