EECB Project 2013-2017

The Energy Efficient Clay Brick (EECB) project explores economically feasible solutions that increase energy efficiency and lower greenhouse gas emissions in the South African clay brick sector.

Peter Drucker famously quoted, “what gets measured, gets managed”. By examining an activity we are forced to pay attention to it.

What is the objective of the online submission of brick manufacturing statistics?

This online platform will allow advanced monitoring of performance against various Key Sustainability Indicators (...view more

Over the past 5 years, CO2 emissions in the clay brick sector have been reduced by 380,000 tons of CO2 annually.

CBA Technical Director Nico Mienie presented the South African Clay Brick Industry Lifecycle Assessment at the 2017 Clemson Brick Forum South Carolina, from 2–4 October. Hosted by the National...view more

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Clay Brick LCA featured in international publication

Zi Brick and Tile Industry International, considered by experts in the field to be the leading journal for the heavy clay industry, will be carrying a 12-page feature article on the South African...view more

Sustainability Week seminars provide intensive exposure to professional experts on sustainability topics. One of those experts was CBA Technical Director Nico Mienie, who presented the findings of...view more

CBA Technical Director Nico Mienie presented that clay brick industry Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) at the 2-day SAEEC in November 2018. The CBA took part in Session 4: Track C - Energy Efficiency...view more

Informal brick-maker Anah Mulaudzi near Thohoyandou prepares her clamp kiln for firing using macadamia nut shells as her fuel source.

The Clay Brick Association of South Africa (CBA), EcoMetrix Africa (EMA) and Partners for Innovation (PfI) have been commissioned to execute a 3-year project co-sponsored by the European Union (EU...view more

On behalf of the CBA’s Switch Africa Green Programme, Lisa Reynolds of Green Building Design Group gave two specialist presentations to the Eastern and Southern Cape chapters of the S A Institute...view more

This Management Summary and consolidation report of the LCA study by the University of Pretoria compares the electricity use of 6 different

Clay bricks fulfil an important role in developing South Africa’s economy.

The CBA's national roadshow was presented to members and construction professionals in 9 cities across South Africa. It provided facts and figures on sustainability and green building, recent...view more

A thermal performance comparison between six walling construction materials frequently used in South Africa

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