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Achieving long-term sustainability with wood

Cobus Lourens from Swartland offers an overview on what makes the use of timber products from Swartland such an effective long-term contributor to sustainability and green building practices.   25 September 2013, Johannesburg: Wood is a great green construction material – it is both sustainable and renewable when it is sourced from sustainably managed forests […]

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“This is the first time the Congress is being held in sub-Saharan Africa and we, as the South African profession, have the attention of the world firmly focused on us,” says Hassan Asmal, President of the Organisation Committee of the 25th International Union of Architects World Congress, UIA 2014 Durban, being held at Durban’s International […]

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Lafarge solutions for sustainable concrete

Thirteen years ago, the international Lafarge Group, the world leader in building materials, was the first industrial group to enter into a worldwide Conservation Partnership with the environmental protection organisation, WWF International. One of the key outcomes of that partnership was a commitment by the Group to reduce its global cement plant carbon dioxide (CO2) […]

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Dulux South Africa Successfully Drives Sustainability Through Five Core Pillars

South African operations strongly mirror the sustainability focus of parent AkzoNobel, who were recently crowned as the supersector leader of the chemical sector in the highly regarded Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI)  Based on five central pillars, sustainability has become a core business focus throughout the operations and activities of coatings specialist Dulux South Africa, […]

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Paint sector’s environmental challenges to dominate ‘Coatings for Africa 2013’

The growing emphasis on environmental protection and sustainability issues in the paint and coatings industry has inspired “Creating a Green Future” as theme of the Coatings for Africa (CfA) 2013 to be held at Gallagher Estate from May 21 to 23 this year.   Jointly presented by the SA Paint Manufacturing Association (SAPMA) and the […]

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Dulux Envirowash System revolutionises clean-up process

With environment responsibility and sustainability at the core of their business philosophy, it is not surprising that Dulux South Africa is continually developing new ways to reduce the environmental impact of its wide range of coating products.   Through its own Dulux EnviroWash System, Dulux enables the trade to ensure that paint clean-up is done […]

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International experts on sustainability arriving soon in SA

The 2012 Green Building Council of South Africa Master Classes, Convention and Exhibition are set to take place at the Waterfront and the CTICC from the 23rd to the 25th of October. Several top international experts on sustainability are scheduled to start arriving in the country for the week of activity where they will be […]

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Impressively simple

With a variety of possible combinations, the Geberit Monolith range extends to include the bidet. Geberit, as a pioneer and world leader, is well known for its water-saving, advanced plumbing and sanitary technologies. Founded in 1874, Geberit has built a reputation for sustainability, innovation, quality and reliability. Achieving stylish and harmonious design in your bathroom […]

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Lafarge donates to world’s first dedicated baby rhino orphanage

The Lafarge Group’s ethos is based on one of sustainability of its people, the planet and of national heritage, which is why the world’s leading supplier of building materials is committed to supporting Africa’s endangered species. The fact that Lafarge partners with WWF (World Wildlife Foundation) makes protecting the continent’s wildlife a worthy cause. The […]

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Clay brick sets the benchmark in sustainability

ClayBrick.org is to pursue one of the most exciting and ambitious research projects ever – an Industry Lifecycle Assessment of Masonry Walling. This mandate was given at the recent 49th Annual General Meeting of the Clay Brick Association, where the appointment of Pelelani Ngcuka as the new President, and the new Board, among other strategic […]

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