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08 August 2013

Samsung smart products at Decorex make homes energy efficient

The latest Samsung range of smart products has been specifically designed to make one’s home more stylish, energy efficient and sustainable. These will be on display at Decorex, taking place from 7-11 August 2013 at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand.

“These solutions combine technology innovation with striking design and practical features. As the first consumer electronics brand in South Africa to take Eskom’s 49M pledge its commitment to eco-friendly practices across the portfolio is evident. Not only are its products energy efficient, but also they incorporate the functionality to connect wirelessly to one another,” says Michelle Potgieter, director of corporate marketing and communications at Samsung Electronics SA.


Report Finds Green Investments in SA Can Spur Growth

The study assesses the impacts of green investments in four of the country’s key economic sectors: agriculture, energy, transport and natural resource management.

Improving the management of natural resources and investing in the environment could increase South Africa’s crop yields by almost a quarter, create170,000 additional jobs, and significantly increase the availability of water, compared to current practices.


Environmental benefits of Green Star buildings too good to ignore

The evidence is undeniable and is available in black and white in a ground-breaking research report  that demonstrates that Green Star-rated buildings emit around a third of the greenhouse gas emissions, use a third of the electricity and half of the water of an average building.

A recent report released by the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA), entitled The Value of Green Star: A decade of environmental benefits analyses data from 428 Green Star-certified buildings and fitouts and compares it to the ‘average’ Australian building and minimum practice benchmarks. The report examines and quantifies the overall impact of Green Star on greenhouse gas emissions, operational energy and water consumption, and construction and demolition waste for the first time.


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