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Save on your pocket and the environment by using solar water heating

With the recent introduction of the Eskom rebates installing a solar water heater as apposed to a conventional electrical geyser has become a no-brainer, and that’s besides the obvious environmental benefits. Never mind the usual blurb from the solar suppliers about how long (or soon) it takes to pay off your new solar geyser, given […]

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Top 10 tips to reduce your organisation’s carbon footprint

There is a common goal among building owners, facilities managers, executives and real estate developers – to have a building that works more efficiently, sustainably and profitably. Reducing the company’s carbon footprint is a sure way to reach an important part of that target. The benefits of operating efficiently and sustainably are increasing. Not only […]

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A green philosophy

The Green House, home of energy tablet producers, McNab’s, is making waves with its energy efficient philosophy. “What is the most noticeable feature of the building?” repeats Rupert McKerron, founder of McNab’s Energy Tabs. He looks around his new offices and thinks deeply about the question put to him. He takes a sip of his […]

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Improving energy efficiency

As the country braces itself for another Eskom increase, we investigate the ways in which architects can limit the power drain of their latest projects. “Financial projections of the Eskom balance sheet and modelling of energy and electricity prices worldwide show with absolute certainty that South African electricity prices will double within three or four […]

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