Products – Building Materials
Bamboo is one of the fastest-growing plants on earth – a grass rather than wood - some species can grow up to a metre per day. Due to its fast growth rate and no need for clear cutting, bamboo is one of the most sustainable and rapidly renewable construction materials on earth. Bamboo forests sequestrate more CO2 per hectare than tropical rainforests. Independent experts at Technical University Delft (Netherlands) have shown that MOSO solid bamboo products are carbon neutral after final installation, on a life-cycle basis (LCA). MOSO bamboo products are hard, durable and sustainable – the responsible alternative to hardwood timber. All MOSO products are European certified and FSC / E0 certifications are available on request.
Along with Second.Life recycled stone tops, Cannata & Sons, natural stone suppliers and manufacturers have upgraded their factory facility and implemented new systems to improve their processing techniques and contribute to sustainability. Waste from the regular manufacturing process is no longer being removed from the factory premises on a monthly basis as it is all being reproduced into other products. CANNATA is now offering and supplying a variety of products to other industries such as farmers and landscapers whilst maintaining their commitment to the Das 110% Green sustainability initiative.
Maintaining healthy indoor air quality is essential. Indoor air quality can be impacted by emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from surfaces and finishes. With this in mind architects, designers and purchasers are taking active measures to improve the standard of the building products and finished materials they use. HM Corporate Investments (Pty) Ltd t/a Curtain Lane and Home Decor, who is an authorised Agent of Luminos Blinds, is at the forefront of window coverings and who’s blinds are certified for Green buildings. Our exclusive range of commercial fabrics from Global suppliers guarantees compliance with rigorous indoor air quality emission requirements. The program is designed for interior building materials, furnishings and systems.
Furniture and decor with materials from sustainable sources and made using non toxic, natural products. A network of South African suppliers of eco friendly products and services, specialising in ongoing research and development to facilitate greener lifestyles in homes and environmentally sustainable management and operation of tourism destinations.
Compared to conventional lighting, LED lights use less energy, last longer and produce a better light. LED lights are eco-friendly, as they contain no mercury. Most of the components of LED lights are recyclable. The reduction in the use of energy contributes to less coal being burned to generate electricity, less packaging (as you replace the bulbs less frequently) and in the long-term, you save money. We stock a vast range of LED tubes, LED downlights, LED filament bulbs and LED standard bulbs.
Water saving shower heads are one of the smartest investments you can make in your business. Not only do they reduce water consumption, but by reducing hot water flow, they save electricity consumption of geysers. We highly recommend the Oxygenics range of shower heads, with technology that not only reduces water flow rate but also accelerates the water to maintain a comfortable, high pressure shower experience. A good shower will give you a strong flow of water, create a feeling of luxury and warmth, but this comes at a price – the average household shower uses 15 to 25 litres per minute of water. A 5-minute shower can use as much as 125 litres of water. With the Oxygenics range you can reduce water consumption while maintaining guest satisfaction.
Do you want to turn the taps of your business into an elegant, hygienic, water saving feature? The average basin tap is used for about a minute at a time. But have you ever considered how much water is used in that minute? The average bathroom tap uses between 10 and 15 liters per minute. HiHippo Aerators are highly recommendable in areas where hygiene is of critical importance. The One Touch functions ensures limited touching of tap handles, thereby reducing the spread of bacteria. We stock both the One Touch On, One Touch Off and the One Touch On, Auto Off. For guest rooms, we recommend the Neoperl Mikado Aerator Insert, which reduces the flow rate to 1.4 liters per minute, while producing an attractive spray pattern. For public bathrooms, the use of the Neoperl Atomiser would reduce the water flow rate to 0.25lpm, while providing sufficient water to wash hands.
Sustainable, eco-friendly hemp building materials have excellent thermal & sound insulation properties. Save money & energy on heating and cooling. Potential for carbon neutral construction.
Hemp is natural; grows rapidly; needs no pesticides; needs little water; is warm in winter; is cool in summer; is more absorbent than cotton; naturally hypo-allergenic; excellent for asthma and allergy sufferers; anti-viral and anti-bacterial.
Magna board is a "low tech" and "energy friendly" product. Magna board production is simple, energy efficient, and produces extremely few "greenhouse" gases... The manufacturing process of Magna board is eco friendly. Unlike, for example, the gypsum based drywalls that produce thousands of tons of green house gases annually in the manufacturing and drying process; Magna board is naturally dried and cured with no chemicals or heating, eliminating the power intensive drying process. Magnesium Oxide, the main ingredient in the boards covers over 8% of the earth's surface so the product is very sustainable too.
100% recycled materials used and end product 100% recyclable. 90% of water recycled in production process. No natural timber used [reduced deforestation]. Zero wastage [all off cuts and rejects are recycled]. Our sun screens offer a green alternative for thermal management of buildings. Full member of Green Building Council and committed to their goals.
This prototype is the basics of what can be done with this uniquely structural vertical garden system. A structural eco building material has been modified to create a vertical garden which can be freestanding walls, or a wall- cladding system, in a variety of sizes, patterns, and plants, depending on the site and needs. Grow edibles, save floor space, green the city. (This pattern consists of shade tolerant and water hardy plants for indoor conditions.)
E-Lite patented SIP's (structurally insulated panels), provide a visionary twist on traditional SIP's, which use expanded polystyrene or other petroleum based cores. E-Lite products are environmentally friendly, composite panels, that are light weight yet incredibly strong, because they copy nature's design, by using recycled paper that is expanded and dried, to create the honeycomb core - a fire retardant insulator and sound barrier. Suitable for exterior and interior walls, partitioning, cladding, furniture, doors, ceilings, shop fitting, and more.
Vertical gardens absorb gaseous pollutants and carbon-dioxide and breathe out oxygen, leading to reduced air-conditioning requirements and carbon emissions. They insulate buildings against noise and outside temperature changes, extending the building envelope life and provide protected spaces for birds, bees and butterflies, contributing to biological diversity. They directly reduce the Urban Heat Island Effect, a phenomenon caused by the centralised heat produced by our cities. The installation of Vertical Landscapes can earn property developers green building credits.