Powering The Factory and some more

Paarhammer’s solar panels saved 173,860kg of CO2 the last 12 months which is equivalent to planting 3,400 trees, and could power around 30 homes.

The focus at Paarhammer is to manufacture sustainably. On sunny days the almost 100 kW photo-voltaic solar system provides enough electricity used to manufacture windows and doors, and more to feed into the grid.

As a leading manufacturer of energy efficient windows and doors, environmental responsibility and sustainability are taken seriously. The inputs as well as the production process are believed to be just as important as the products produced. Therefore, timbers used in the manufacture of our windows and doors have environmental certifications like AFS, PEFC timbers or FSC®, waste products like sawdust are made into briquettes and used for heating, and machinery is powered by renewable solar energy.

300 solar panels on the factory roof produce an average of 360 kWh of clean renewable energy per day, in summer this figure is in excess of 750 kWh. Over the last year Paarhammer produced 132,000 kWh (132mWh) which could power more than 23 houses in NSW or roughly 29 houses in Victoria.

Average energy consumption by State

Consumption varies significantly by State and the below are annual figures per house:

  • ACT:6,407 kWh
  • NSW: 5,662 kWh
  • QLD:5,335 kWh
  • SA:4,950 kWh
  • TAS:8,610 kWh
  • VIC:4,615 kWh

Energy use of various appliances

The following graph shows that by far the most energy used is with heating in winter:

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Living in an insulated home will greatly reduce the electricity requirement for heating or cooling. Windows and doors with very low U-values help greatly as glazed areas are the weakest link.

Not just the products are important but also the process. When you chose Paarhammer as your window and door supplier you can be sure that that you receive the most energy efficient windows made in Australia, manufactured in the most sustainable way.

Paarhammer is committed to reducing its environmental footprint and saving CO2 emissions while manufacturing highest quality products.

Green Credentials

Paarhammer windows & doors are double or triple glazed for the highest energy efficiency, and all timber finishes are low VOC (Volatile Organic Compound). Deeply committed to a sustainable future, Paarhammer only uses AFS and PEFC timbers and we have been FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®) Chain-of-Custody certified since 2008. Our products are made in sustainable manufacturing facilities powered by the sun, with light, water, and waste management systems in use.