saving electricity

What Twitter can teach us about energy saving | WindowArt

 Twitter is an excellent research tool. It categorises hashtags so users can easily find things. Like a well-organised library of the social media world. With Twitter you are able to keep up on energy saving trends in real time. Among other things, Twitter can also help engage the public in active discussions that will eventually [...]

Energy Efficient and Eco-Friendly Vinyl Window Frosting | WindowArt

In today’s environmentally conscious world, it pays to take a hard look at every feature in your home to ensure that it is as energy efficient as possible. The glass in windows and doors are notorious energy wasters but with Window Art’s vinyl frosting, you can enjoy great cost and energy saving benefits: Frosting filters [...]

Vinyl Frosting for Energy Efficient Glass Windows | WindowArt

The glass in windows and doors are notorious energy wasters but with Window Art’s vinyl frosting, you can enjoy great cost and energy saving benefits. Our top quality frosting makes the most of energy efficient glass windows and doors: It saves energy by keeping out summer's heat. It helps to retain warmth in winter. It [...]

Use window film to reduce heat and save money | WindowArt

Architectural glass comes with many great benefits. Big windows fill your home or office with natural light. Glass stacking doors connect the indoors with the outdoors in a functional yet stylish way. Windows and glass walls allow us to enjoy beautiful views. Of course, glass does come with some drawbacks. The most obvious drawback of [...]

Singer Akon’s solar energy initiative empowers Africa | WindowArt

solar-energy “Now I can recharge my phone at home. I do not have to walk for hours or to pay for that.” Inhabitant, Village, Niger. This quote is taken directly off Akon Lighting Africa’s website  and really underpins the energy crisis in Africa. There is an estimated 600 million people all across rural communities in [...]

Can Cape Town get off the grid with solar panels? | WindowArt

 Load shedding is back and it’s not going away anytime soon. There has been much talk from homeowners and businesses alike about going ‘off the grid’ and producing their own power. Rooftop solar panels are one way to do this, and many countries have successfully managed to generate a good portion of their electricity through [...]

Green home living: Why Earthships could put an end to global warming | WindowArt

green home From the perfectly situated destination of Taos, New Mexico, it’s home to off-grid green home owners,  who thanks to Michael Reynolds (an architectural mastermind) also known as Mr. Earthship, has sparked a utopia for these people to live out their dreams of wasting less and being satisfied with enough. Join me on this [...]

Energy-efficient glass and other green home tips | WindowArt

The ordinary, untreated glass used in the windows and doors in your home is wasting a lot of energy. This is because glass is notorious for transferring heat. South Africa needs to sit up and pay attention to the extensive energy wastage occurring due to the lack of energy-efficient glass. In South Africa we have [...]

Green your home with sustainable building materials | WindowArt

More people are greening their homes to not only save money on electricity costs (and to be load shedding prepared), but also to reduce their impact on the environment around them. An eco-friendly approach to building a new property or doing renovations can however, be a costly exercise. But can we put a price on [...]

Create a sustainable living space | WindowArt

Sustainable living is focused on successfully functioning in society without harming the environment or detrimentally affecting any life on the planet. Sustainable living pertains to both private homes as well as professional environments. The connection between architecture and sustainable living is only growing stronger. Architecture and design trends that subscribe to the idea of sustainable [...]