Sustainability - Switch Africa Green
The Energy Efficient Clay Brick (EECB) project explores economically feasible solutions that increase energy efficiency and lower greenhouse gas emissions in the South African clay brick sector.
A cavity wall is two masonry walls separated by an air space or cavity. This simple building design concept has huge benefits. For the life of the building, It gives built-in insulation from both temperature extremes and noise.
South Africa has limited water resources. This fact sheet identifies practical ways to conserve water, and reviews alternative water sources to reduce dependence on the national water infrastructure.
Recycling waste products by incorporating them into clay brick during production not only reduces waste, it can improve clay brick porosity, thermal conductivity and water absorption properties
Claytile recently revamped its entire production process. This included the replacement of its tunnel kiln with a rotary kiln and the installation of variable speed drives in factory equipment....view more
Hydroseeding is a fast, cost effective and high-quality method for seeding vegetation, land rehabilitation and erosion control in clay quarries and surface mines.
Complementing its current socio-economic impact areas such as health and safety, employment, human rights and equity, the clay brick sector can further positively impact its employees, local communities as well as the wider public.
The CBA has developed this series of Excel business cases, to help clay brick manufacturers evaluate the feasibility of implementing different sustainability measure in their existing operation/s. Customise the parameters to calculate your return on investment.