Energy Efficient

Elements of a cavity wall

A cavity wall is composed of two masonry walls separated by an air space or cavity, providing superior insulation from temperature extremes and noise.

One unpleasant financial shock for South Africa’s new remote workforce is soaring electricity bills. We may have saved on takeaways, clothes and haircuts, but running a home office and home school...view more

Nico Mienie, managing director of Algoa Brick, has been recognised for his lifetime service to the clay brick industry. At the 2019 Award ceremony, CBA President Colin Meyer announced the 2019...view more

Parkview Primary (Apollo Brick Atlantis)

When you make energy-efficient construction decisions, you can expect that your building will cost less to operate, produce fewer greenhouse gas emissions and be a more comfortable place to live,...view more

On behalf of the CBA’s Switch Africa Green Programme, Lisa Reynolds of Green Building Design Group gave two specialist presentations to the Eastern and Southern Cape chapters of the S A Institute...view more

Corobrik, South Africa’s leading brick maker, has embarked on a multi-billion rand investment roll out to grow its business and develop new markets over the next five to six years.

Dirk...view more

This Management Summary and consolidation report of the LCA study by the University of Pretoria compares the electricity use of 6 different

A thermal performance comparison between six walling construction materials frequently used in South Africa

Photography courtesy of Berts Bricks.

The University of Pretoria has released results of its Thermal Performance Study, which assessed operational energy use of structures built with six different walling materials.

When...view more

Photography: courtesy of Hufton Crow 2017

The Britten Pears Archive in Suffolk, England was designed to preserve composer Benjamin Britten’s comprehensive archive and serve as a public exhi

Energy Use of a 130 square metre residential home in different SA climate zones.

In many countries, wall thermal resistance or R-value is the sole determinant of energy efficiency. Here in South Africa, R-values are only one measurement to consider.

There is been growing world-wide concern for energy conservation, the reduction of greenhouse gases and sustainability.

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Energy efficient building standards tend to focus on the thermal resistance requirements of the envelope, whilst the benefits of the thermal capaci

ABT structural failures at Good Hope Primary School

Clay brick has always been the material of choice for sustainable, low maintenance and long lasting infrastructure. Schools, clinics and houses built over the past 100 years all across South...view more

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