Sustainable Design is about creating the right building design to suit the local climate and environmental surroundings. Ritek’s roof and wall systems can play a role in both new building design, rebuilding of existing structures and can help you achieve your Green Building Council Australia GreenStarTM ratings.*
Ritek is proud to be associated with organisations that work towards a more sustainable future.
Over 30 years ago, Ritek Building Solutions was formed from the need to preserve our natural precious resources and the environment. Ritek is committed to the research and development of products that will contribute to the development of green building practices and the enhancement of sustainable design and provides added value through reducing life-cycle
A sustainable building looks like a normal building, but is designed and constructed
to include the principles of sustainable
design which attempts to balance environmental considerations.
Ritek has demonstrated a firm commitment to supplying sustainable building products to the building industry through an external audit by ecospecifier, an online knowledge database. A Green Star pre-assessment conducted by ecospecifier for our Custom and Ecotek roof panel and XL Wall system has confirmed that Green Star Credits can be achieved by including these products as part of the building.
Today, Ritek’s innovative products continue to challenge and change the poor image of construction in Australia and overseas. Ritek offers a range of building systems over most applications in the construction industry which, when finished, are not only completely conventional in appearance they provide superior aesthetics and offer additional benefits such as increased build speed, enhanced build quality and floor/ceiling space savings.
*Note: (GreenStarTM is a voluntary rating system developed by the Green Building Council of Australia, to evaluate the environmental design, efficiency and performance of Australian buildings).
Sustainable Project Case Studies
Ecovillage at Currumbin
The Location: Currumbin, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia
Ritek Product: Custom Roof System
The Project: The Ecovillage at Currumbin is located on a semi-rural site on the Gold Coast, Queensland. The project comprises of 144 homes and a village centre including community facilities, home offices and retail space, on 110 hectares of land. 50% of the site has been retained as environmental reserve, with a further 30% dedicated to open space. The goal of the developer was to establish a diverse and integrated community for residents of different cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Ritek roof panels were used to provide a roofing system that has excellent thermal efficiency, creating more comfort within each home. Large cantilevers increased the roof area and allowed greater rain water catchments and harvesting. The large cantilevers also provide an open aspect which lets in natural light.
United Nations Association of Australia - Environmental Development Award
HIA - Greensmart Development of the Year
Banksia Environmental Foundation (finalist)
Urban Development Institute of Australia - Queensland best small subdivision
Australian Property Institute - Best Environmental Development
Australian Living Eco-Challenge
The Location: Rose Bay, NSW, Australia
Ritek Product: XL Wall System
The Project: The Eco-Challenge was all about challenging four homeowners and their architects to integrate sustainability as much as the could throughout design and construction.
One of the homes in the challenge was rated at 8 stars for the thermal efficiency and has no artificial heating or cooling. The Ritek XL wall system was used as it was the thinnest structural wall solution on the market yet boasts high thermal mass efficiency. The additional thermal insulation and the high quality, durable finish were just some of the many reasons why the Ritek XL wall system was selected and used throughout this project.