Van Dyck Floors
Soft floor coverings
Van Dyck Carpets Pty Ltd is the oldest South African carpet manufacturer (based in Durban) and has been in operation since 1948. Van Dyck Carpets is ISO 9001:2008 (quality management) and ISO 14001 (environmental management) approved by the SABS, and we are also the only flooring manufacturer who has an ISO 14064-1 Green House Gas verification report. Beyond this, we have become the first South African company to achieve The Carbon Trust Standard for Carbon (the world's leading and independent certifier of organisational carbon footprint reduction), for reducing our Green House Gas emissions by more than 30% over the past 3 years.
location_on Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
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PowerPlastics Pool Covers
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today30 Mar 2011
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Cool roofs combat urban heat islands

The term ‘urban heat island’ (UHI) refers to a phenomenon that occurs in urban areas where temperatures are often significantly higher than in surrounding peri-urban or rural areas. According to BlueScope Steel, a leading multinational supplier of coated steel roofing materials, two of the most effective ways of cooling urban heat islands are to make use of urban forestry and cool roofs.  
today20 Apr 2017

Green building saves energy and money while creating jobs and a better future for SA

What if the buildings in which we live, work, play, gather, heal and learn could help save our environment? What if they could also create jobs and economic opportunities? And, what if they could also make people healthier, happier and more productive. They can, if they are green buildings.
today28 Sep 2016

Modern concrete roads offer environmental benefits, says The Concrete Institute

Modern concrete roads are a far cry from the concrete pavements of old which are still in existence today but were designed long ago to very different design criteria to those employed today, says Bryan Perrie managing director of The Concrete Institute.
today17 Nov 2015

PPC creates info sharing platform to meet future targets of ‘zero net-energy’ buildings

Concrete continues to play a pivotal role in economic growth both locally and globally. As infrastructure investment and development across Africa take on a new sense of urgency, the construction industry is recognising that a different approach is required on and for the continent.
today13 Jun 2016

Building bricks from boiler ash

A team of students from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has designed a brick that not only reduces the amount of rubbish going into India’s landfills, but also is also cheap to manufacture and significantly reduces environmental pollution.