The Energy Guideline is one of three publications developed with the aim of assisting the South African brick sector to reduce its energy costs and become more energy efficient. These guidelines will... more
As many brick manufactures know, thermal energy accounts for more than 80% of energy use. A thermal model has been developed to help brick companies better understand where the heat energy is flowing... more
Do you want to improve the energy efficiency of your clay brick production facility, but you don’t know how and where to get finance? Have a look at the newly published Energy Efficiency Finance... more
The clamp kiln is the major clay brick production technique in South Africa. Globally, it is regarded as an energy-inefficient process with a high probability of air pollution. The University of... more
This report provides a Sustainable Building Materials Index (SBMI) assessment of bricks made at a brick making site in Dukathole, near Alliwal North, in the Eastern Cape. It provides an assessment of... more
Greenhouse Gas Emission Baselines and Reduction Potentials from Buildings in South Africa was commissioned by the United Nations Environment Programme – Sustainable Buildings & Climate Initiative.
It is our pleasure to present this report on Informal Clay Brick Making in the Eastern Cape and hope it will provide valuable information and a deeper understanding of the sector.
Building and... more
The Carbon Tax Study, has been able to generate a similar level of interest and appreciation of the VSBK Projects involvement within the sector.
This report presents the findings of a research... more
A tool to calculate the current energy consumption per kg fired brick.
The six shaft kiln constructed at Langkloof Bricks as part of the Vertical Shaft Brick Kiln Project has received much acclaim... more