This study focuses on the feasibility and energy efficiency benefits of using “waste” flue gas energy to heat Heavy Furnace Oil (HFO) instead of electricity generated by South Africa’s coal-fired... more
Over the past 5 years, CO2 emissions in the clay brick sector have been reduced by 380,000 tons of CO2 annually. An assessment survey in 2017 identified that the weighted average energy consumption... more
The Energy Efficient Clay Brick (EECB) Project follows a holistic, systematic approach to improving energy efficiency and reducing CO2 emissions in the South African clay brick sector. Almost every... more
Dematerialisation is the reduction of total material and energy throughput of any product, thus limiting its environmental impact. One of the identified methods to implement dematerialisation in clay... more
Peter Drucker famously quoted, “what gets measured, gets managed”. By examining an activity we are forced to pay attention to it. By producing relevant and accurate measurements we can identify where... more
We need Member's help in expanding the CBA mailing list to architects, construction and the public sector!
With the upcoming LCA roadshow we want to make sure we gather the names and email addresses... more
South Africa’s leading brickmaker, Corobrik has appointed Nick Booth deputy managing director of the company responsible for sales and marketing at Corobrik.
This Technical Note reviews the implementation, annual energy savings, payback period and estimated annual greenhouse gas reduction of the installation by CBA Associate Member Bernini Impianti. The... more
This Sales Training Manual which has been designed as a practical resource tool for ClayBrick members to train their sales personnel and other representatives on Clay Brick products.
This information... more
This information covers the basic requirements of Clay Brick manufacture and its performance attributes and has been designed as a practical resource tool for ClayBrick members to train their sales... more
Members! This set of 4 brochures can be customised with your logo. Because it is is a standard A4 size, it can be inexpensively printed.
The section pages also make great posters!
Please note that... more
Members! This set of 4 brochures can be customised with your logo. Because this is a standard A4 size, it can be inexpensively printed.
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Please note that the... more
Members! Contact the CBA to customise these advertisements for your company.
At a sparkling event in Freedom Park Pretoria, dignitaries from Switzerland and South Africa said farewell to the team from Swisscontact. It was a fitting finale for the 8-year Energy Efficient Clay... more
Management Summary and consolidation report of the LCA study
“Life Cycle Assessment of clay brick walling in South Africa”
Peter Drucker famously quoted, “what gets measured, gets managed”. By... more
The National Greenhouse Gas Emission Reporting Regulations were published on 3 April 2017. The current reporting threshold for brick manufacturing is set at 4 million bricks per month. Note that the... more
Please view the Technical Team’s latest YouTube video on the hidden costs of Hackline Drying in clay brick manufacture.
On behalf of the CBA Board of Directors, I want to thank all our delegates, organisers, speakers and sponsors for your participation in the 2015 AGM and Conference. Our guest speakers were both... more
In a city known for its beauty, the Cape Town Aquarium remains one of the mother city's top attractions - and it happens to be built from clay brick! Our members and their partners made quite a... more
The environmental and socio-economic impact of clay bricks in South Africa
This brochure provides a high-level overview of these studies and the key take home messages for those involved in brick... more
The SADC Clay Brick Survey sought to gather intelligence around clay brick production in the SADC (Southern African Development Community) region. With a deeper understanding of the industry and the... more
Corobrik’s technological advances have driven down the embodied energy of clay brick. New extrusion technology had reduced fuel use by up to 20 percent while the use of natural gas for the firing of... more
CBA President Musa Shangase talks on Building Jo’burg on radio station MixFM, and Jo’burg Aficionado Dave Gurney chats about magnificent facebrick buildings around Jo’burg, specifically the Sandton... more