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The old adage states: “The grass is always greener on the other side” – but in the case of artificial lawn, local is most definitely lekker with DuraTurf artificial lawn being produced right here in South Africa. Belgotex Floorcoverings invested in the order of R20-million in tufting machinery at its…

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Making the most of urban environments, rooftop farming is coming into its own as countries are paying more attention to ways to match the demand for food as populations increase. Investigate the different ways cities from New York to Singapore are tackling the problem with rooftop farming and read what…

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By green proofing, or more accurately green roofing, buildings in urban centres individuals and companies look to both save money and create an income. Be it with solar panels or rooftop gardens, the use of sustainable methods of lower energy costs is a growing enterprise in the USA. Uncover how…

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We often see architectural design proposals depict high-rise buildings with trees flourishing on rooftops in an attempt to look greener.   Learn why this is not actually possible. Unlike Rooftop gardens on residential homes and apartment blocks, trees cannot mix with skyscrapers because trees will perish at these heights due…

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Find out how innovative German collaboration by Splitterwerk Architects, ARUP, Colt International and Strategic Science Consult has developed the world’s first algae powered building. Dubbed BIQ , this zero-carbon structure was designed for the International Building Exhibition (IBA) in Hamburg. The bright green façade of the apartment complex is covered…

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Some of the world’s biggest concrete jungles, or cities as they are commonly known, are getting a living facelift.    Read how architects and landscapers are transforming ordinary roofs into green roofs with roof top gardens to combat the urban heat island effect (UHIE).    Split into two products namely…

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It is no surprise that humanity needs nature to survive but with the improvement of science and technology we find ourselves further removed as we construct new buildings.    Read how you can create a green building in three simple steps, vegetation on the roof, vertical surfaces or walls and…

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Ever consider designing your outdoor area? Read the results of a survey conducted by the American Society of Landscape Architects to discover what many Americans are looking for when designing outdoor spaces. This is an interesting read for home owners contemplating sustainable low-maintenance landscaping and outdoor design projects.   Click…

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Discover the real cost of landscaping for your home or business. It all starts with a budget and then you build the garden accordingly.    Find out how to avoid budget constraints when landscaping.      Click here to read the full article.

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