There is been growing world-wide concern for energy conservation, the reduction of greenhouse gases and sustainability. In Australia, it is estimated that 39% of the end energy usage in domestic... more
The environmentally-conscious mantra of 'Reduce Reuse Recycle' describes the WWF South Africa’s newly refurbished building in the suburban hub of Braamfontein. The building has earned its ‘green’... more
Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) has announced Karl Bremer Office Block in Bellville, Cape Town, is the first project to achieve a Socio-Economic Category (SEC) Pilot rating in Africa... more
Claytile, one of the Western Cape’s respected clay brick manufacturers is supplying over a million bricks to Hotel Verde, cited as Africa’s Greenest hotel. This 45 room hotel is pursuing green... more
Local and international comparative research continues to demonstrate why clay brick, as a 'green' building material, is so perfect for thermally efficient sustainable construction in South African... more
The architectural profession safeguards the value of South Africa’s built investment – the structures in which we live, work, learn and play. This built environment needs to be sustainable in the... more
How do you measure “green”?
So many products and companies these days play the “green card”. Unfortunately, the words “green” or “environmentally friendly”, like the words “natural” and “organic”... more
Clay Brick is 100% natural, and can be recycled after the useful life of the building
When considering construction materials, design professionals need to look at the product choices and ask... more
Our aim is to grow ClayBrick into one of the strongest and most credible organisations in the industry, with all members standing together and working towards one goal and purpose ~ For Good; for the... more
This project to determine whether energy savings are possible from substituting recycled soda lime glass for other ceramic raw materials in brick manufacturing, was part of a grant from the State of... more
LEED is the most widely used green building rating system in the world with 1.85 million square feet of construction space certifying every day. LEED certification provides independent verification... more
Aggregates and sand from quarries and borrow pits are essential to keeping the country's construction industry supplied. However, careful environmental care needs to be exercised when operating these... more
A green building is energy efficient, resource efficient and environmentally responsible. But starting the process of change need not be an overly complex or expensive endeavour and you can start... more
Brick may not be the first thing that springs to mind when we talk about green building. But there are qualities that bricks possess that make them one of the greenest walling materials around.