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What does "embodied energy" mean?
FAQs - General Questions

The term “embodied energy??? refers to the total sum of the energy required to manufacture, supply and making use of a product, material or service. It includes the process of the raw material extraction, to transport, manufacturing, assembly, installation as well as the capital and other costs of a specific material - to produce a service or product and finally its dis-assembly, deconstruction.
E.g. a product which is produced environmentally friendly in Europe and which gets exported to South Africa may still have a higher embodied energy then a locally produced product which is not so environmentally friendly.



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"E-WIRE" lights by Andy Horn

The Eco Design lighting range is made from local or recycled materials. Standing Floor Lamps, Desk Lamps, Pendant Lights and Chandeliers are available. The lamp stands are from locally moon phase harvested alien timber. Recycled car parts are used as bases. Various paper shades & low energy LED light bulbs provide good lighting and create a beautiful atmosphere.

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We offer a number of construction & info manuals on our website on natural building technologies which specifically refer to the South African context. The info manual "A LIME DUNG PLASTER RECIPE" has recently been added to the collection.   Click here for more information.

All our manuals are also now available as E-Book downloads. Click here for the E-Books.