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Decades of experience and service to Darwin
Eco Options is registered for the NT Government Home Improvement Scheme 2020. Please contact our office for further information.
Offering decades of experience and superior service, Eco Options is Darwin’s skylight specialist and Solatube’s authorised dealer in the Darwin area.Make the Most of Passive EnergyThere is a very simple roadmap to energy efficient buildings, and the best designers follow it almost subconsciously.
First, the shell of the building should be well sealed and insulated. Then comes EcoOptions’ specialty—making the most of passive energy. The environment will dictate how you use passive energy. In Darwin and at EcoOptions, that energy comes from sunlight. Passive Sunlight Replaces Electric LightsEcoOptions started by installing skylights.
All skylights use the sun’s energy to replace inefficient artificial lighting. Today, Australia is home to the world’s most advanced daylighting system. Solatube is recognised the world over as a revolutionary natural lighting solution. Key to the system is a series of reflectors that focus natural sunlight down a highly reflective tube. The tube makes it possible to provide natural sunlight, even to the ground floor in a three storey building.
Strategies To Reduce Air Conditioning Loads
The sun can provide energy, but it can also bring in heat and glare. Overheating caused by sunlight is one of the biggest challenges to green building in Australia. Step one for designers is reflecting that sunlight away, so EcoOptions can provide reflective coatings for windows.
EcoOptions can also install Solatube’s Solar Star, a solar powered exhaust fan that will pull heat and moisture out of attic spaces, reducing heating bills and preventing moisture damage. Making the most of passive energy is the cost-effective path to energy efficiency, and Solatube and Solar Star both have important roles. Ask us about our solar roof vents!
Deem to Comply
The NT Deemed to Comply Manual (DTCM) is referenced in the Building Code of Australia, Volume 2, Part 3.10.1 as an acceptable construction manual for high wind areas.Manufacturers’ specifications must be consulted for any non-structural issues such as waterproofing, safety etc.This this where our products are registered. If you click on the link it will take you directly our drawings.See our compliance manuals
Has the neighbours home additions blocked your natural light
As population density in our cities increases and often entirely outside of our control, new taller buildings will spring up next door, or exiting buildings will extend up. This can often result in a bright room being left in shadow for a longer part of the day, or a sunny nook losing its charm. A well-positioned skylight can restore and even enhance natural light where you’ve enjoyed it previously.