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EcoDuct takes out HIA award

EcoDuct has won the coveted HIA GreenSmart product of the year award for its 300 series low-profile ducting system. The award recognises a product integral to the construction or operation of a home which has been placed on the Australian market within the past 24 months.

The EcoDuct 300 series replaces sheet metal ductwork for ventilation in wet areas and kitchens. It is built with up to 50 per cent recycled PVC, and the end product is 100 per cent recyclable.

“The environmentally friendly system has been designed for applications where ceiling space is limited, and provides a healthier result with no ribs for dust to catch and collect,” says the Housing Industry Association (HIA).

“It’s currently replacing sheet metal ductwork, which is still largely used for wet areas and domestic kitchen ventilation. EcoDuct is significantly lighter than metal ductwork and can be cut using a four-inch cordless grinder as opposed to a nine-inch grinder which is needed for metal ducts.

“The EcoDuct 300 series provides high-rise apartments with ventilation where the bathrooms are situated at the back end of the apartment away from windows, therefore making natural ventilation impossible to achieve and preventing the growth of mould.”

EcoDuct was thrilled to receive the award.

“We would like to extend a massive thank you to all involved,” says director Steve Kump.

“Each and every one of you deserves the accolades that come with this award. From the raw product suppliers, the manufacturers, the engineers who specify EcoDuct, the wholesalers, the end-users and all the EcoDuct staff, we thank you all for the massive support throughout the last three to four years. We believe this will be a massive stepping stone for the recognition of Australian-made products and companies that are taking on the challenge to manufacture local once again.”

The EcoDuct 300 series has also been nominated for Product of the Year at the 2019 AIRAH Awards. The winner will be announced at the gala presentation dinner in Sydney on November 14.

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