Natural & Sustainable

The inclusion of Corobrik’s face brick and pavers in the construction of Louwville High School in the Western Cape was the perfect finish to the striking development which now makes up a vital...view more

Benefits of Brick Factsheet

SECURE: ROBUST & LOW RISK

“What do you want, brick?” ….this is a question which has gained legendary status within architectural circles

Whether accepted, concealed, rejected, desired or compared with more modern...view more

This Technical Note discusses sustainability and sustainable design and their relationship to brick use and recycling.

Publications around the principles of Sustainable Development are reviewed.

A review of the Energetics Life Cycle Assessment for Clay Brick Masonry Walling in Australia, as well as research papers presented at the Sustainab

A review of articles published in 'Sustainability Conferences' and developed for the Clay Brick Association as a summary of other significant works

The 2016 Brick Sustainability Report, provides a detailed account of how the clay brick sector in the UK has performed against its collective sustainability strategy, and demonstrates the progress made since the launch of the first sustainability report in 2001. It reports against the targets set through the collaborative Resource Efficiency Action Plan, and shows significant progress particularly in the areas of waste and water consumption. The robustness of energy and carbon data contained in this report is much improved on early figures.

This document is an excellent example of the type of Sustainability Report the South African clay brick sectors plans to produce in the year ahead.

OTAL Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of the brick industry to quantify the environmental impact of clay bricks.

The CSR 8-star House uses 85% less heating and cooling energy that the average home built before 1990. Photograph CSR Limited, Australia

Figure 1 The CSR 8-star House uses 85% less heating and cooling energy that the average home built before 1990.

There is been growing world-wide concern for energy conservation, the reduction of greenhouse gases and sustainability.

Download: 

The environmentally-conscious mantra of 'Reduce Reuse Recycle' describes the WWF South Africa’s newly refurbished building in the suburban hub of Braamfontein. The building has earned its ‘green’...view more

The 5-Star certified Karl Bremmer Building, Clay Bricks supplied by Corobrik.

Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) has announced Karl Bremer Office Block in Bellville, Cape Town, is the first project to achieve a Socio-Economic Category (SEC) Pilot rating in...view more

Hotel Verde, Africa's "greenest hotel" uses clay bricks to improve energy efficiency

Claytile, one of the Western Cape’s respected clay brick manufacturers is supplying over a million bricks to Hotel Verde, cited as Africa’s Greenest hotel. This 45 room hotel is pursuing green...view more

Local and international comparative research continues to demonstrate why clay brick, as a 'green' building material, is so perfect for thermally efficient sustainable construction in South...view more