Embedded Energy

Tractile products have been scientifically proven to be more sustainable than traditional roofing products by a major Australian research study funded by the Queensland Government.


Tractile participated as a case study in the Queensland Government’s Embedded Energy of Composites Project. The findings from this Project show that Tractile outperformed both concrete tiles and metal sheet roofing significantly in terms of embodied energy.

  • MJ (MegaJoules): Tractile is 8 times more sustainable than concrete and steel.
  • Kg of CO2: Tractile is 4.5 times more sustainable than concrete and steel.
  • Eco-Indicator Points: Tractile is 5 times more sustainable than concrete and steel.


Tractile was designed with a complete cradle to cradle lifecycle analysis.