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Tag: energy efficiency

3
Apr

Builder’s Workshop highlights National Building Regulations

[Johannesburg, 3 April 2017]: Lephalale Municipality hosted its 2nd Annual Builder’s Workshop at the Mogol Club in Lephalale on the 15th of March 2017, which saw a number of local construction professionals brush up on their working knowledge of the National Building Regulations. Established with the aim of standardising correct and legal construction in South Africa, and for which local

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9
Mar

Workshop: Implementation of the National Building Regulations

Implementation of the National Building Regulations and especially the section pertaining to Energy Usage in Buildings (SANS10400-XA) with reference to SANS204 (Energy Efficiency in Buildings) is not currently running smoothly with the result that a large percentage of new buildings do not comply with these regulations. One of the main contributing factors is ignorance among all role players about the

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5
Aug

Life cycle analysis of timber

Life cycle analysis (LCA) is a method of measuring the environmental impacts of building products over their whole life. The aim of a life cycle analysis is to identify, quantify and assess the impact of the energy and materials used and wastes released to the environment throughout the life of a building product. There are many life cycle analysis methodologies

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22
Mar

Embodied energy of timber

Embodied energy refers to the energy consumed in providing materials for building construction. It includes the extraction and processing of raw materials, along with manufacturing, transport and product delivery processes. The embodied energy of a building can be lowered by using locally available, natural materials that are both durable and recyclable, with a design that incorporates components that are easy to

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