What Makes Cape Brick a ‘Green’ Company

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Green building (also known as green construction or sustainable building) refers to a structure and using process that is environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building’s life-cycle: from siting to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation, and demolition.  In other words, […]

Green Buildings: More Value Than You Can Imagine

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The full story of green buildings is still being discovered. Up to now, green buildings have been described as a costly luxury.  The emphasis to date has been on costs – the costs of green materials, costs of innovative design, […]

Cape Brick Continues to Reduce their Carbon Footprint

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As part of Cape Brick‘s ongoing quest to reduce their carbon footprint and to maintain their status as the leader of environmentally friendly bricks, they have now used an innovative insulation system to help in the curing process of their […]

Water and power shortages causing architects to change design methods

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Three dimensional design software company Autodesk said on Tuesday that architects were changing their design methods in order to work in an South Africa with water and electricity shortages. Autodesk said architecture companies were using green, bio-mimicry and other techniques […]

Do You Know Your Green Wall Lingo?

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Not sure how to identify all the different green wall technologies that exist? Green wall industry experts actually have specific lingo for differentiating the categories and sub-categories of green walls. The term ‘green wall’ is the best term when speaking broadly […]

These 3D-printed Bricks Could Replace Your Air Con

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These 3D printed bricks don’t look anything like an air conditioner, but that is what they are. Provided, of course, that they are wet and nature is allowed to do its thing. The idea of ‘evaporative cooling’ goes back centuries. Now it’s seeing […]

Embodied Energy of Material Becoming More Important

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According to the recent report by Edge Environment  ‘Energy-efficient dwellings – Can embodied energy spoil the story?’  as buildings become more energy efficient, the energy it takes to make buildings becomes increasingly more important. More attention should be paid to […]

The Green Building | Case Study

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The Green Building was initiated by Sarah Ward and Mark Borchers of Sustainable Energy Africa, in collaboration with Mike Schroeder, an architect working with the Development Action Group. The clients sought to develop premises that provide rental office accommodation and […]