• Artist impression of new building.
    Artist impression of new building.

Smart building materials company ClearVue Technologies Limited has received its first commercial order in Australia from construction company Kapitol Group.

The new building project is for the Construction, Forestry, Maritime, and Employees Union (CFMEU) in Melbourne.

The CFMEU will incorporate Generation 2 ClearVuePV solar windows into the façade of its new Training and Wellness Centre in Carlton - making it the first project in Australia to specify ClearVue's unique solar glazing technology from the outset.

Installation will be undertaken in April, 2024, according to Martin Deil, global CEO of ClearVue.

“This is a significant milestone for ClearVue as we have now commercially launched in Australia,” Deil said.

“We are thrilled this first order is with the CFMEU and that the building will be constructed by Kapitol, a group that’s leading the industry in engaging sustainable suppliers on their projects.

“We are proud that award-wining architect Hayball recognized the value of our unique solar glass technology by incorporating it into the project design.”

The solar glass windows generate the highest energy of any comparable solar glass on the market, with strong insulation and thermal performance which reduces heating and cooling loads, and is able to be mass produced on a standard unmodified production line.

“To have our IGU system written into the specifications is a true showcase for the viability of integrating solar power directly into new builds and retrofits,” he said.

Kapitol Group’s project manager for the centre, Tom Stephens, said the goal is to build more sustainable buildings that will minimise their environmental impact for decades to come.

Project architects Hayball is aiming for a 5-Star GreenStar certification and a Gold WELL certification for the project.