Posts Tagged ‘eco-friendly hardscapes’

Tree Protection

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Guide To Effective And Earth-Friendly Tree Protection

A tree benefits mankind in ways men could not possibly fathom. If humans can only fully understand the value of a tree, then tree protection will deserve reverence and utmost priority in their lives. (more…)

Tree Grille

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

If Trees Could Only Speak: Installing An Earth-Friendly Tree Grille

When it was first introduced, a tree grille was installed surrounding the root and trunk of a newly planted or transplanted tree for the sole purpose of protecting the tree from being uprooted by accident or by vandals. Early manufacturers of tree grilles focused only on this purpose, thus, tree grilles were made of steel or aluminum and other sturdy materials. (more…)

Jonite Along The Streets of Singapore

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Creative Hinged Sump Cover

Jonite’s recent installation of its latest creative hinged sump covers along Dawson road is the latest testament to its quality and acceptance of its products for government projects in Singapore. This customised hinged sump cover is an adaptation of Jonite’s Nature Collection of creative decorative drain covers. This latest project is the first of its kind along the public roads in Singapore, ushering in a new era of hardscape design in Garden City Singapore.

Green and Eco-friendly Building Product

The iron and steel industry accounts for about 19% of final energy usage worldwide and about a quarter of all direct carbon emissions. By replacing grates and similar products which are typically made of steel and iron, Jonite aims to slowly reduce the carbon footprint of steel and iron on the environment. Jonite is Green Label certified by Singapore Environment Council, achieving it by using eco-friendly materials containing 30% or more recycled content. This goes in line with the ongoing green movement in Singapore initiated by the Building Construction Authority(BCA) of Singapore.

Durable and Minimal Maintenance

Unlike conventional steel gratings commonly seen on the public walkways in Singapore, Jonite gratings and sump covers are durable and requires very minimal maintenance. Jonite’s eco-friendly building material is not only strong, but also non-corrosive. When installed correctly, Jonite products can last in excess of 20 years without corroding or rusting. These value-added long-term benefits of Jonite will provide more cost savings than steel and iron gratings in the long run.

Sustainable Building Materials

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

Sustainable Building Materials: The Advantages Of Using Reconstituted Stone

There is now a growing movement to replace steel and iron gratings in buildings. Iron or steel gratings use up too much energy and other resources when they are being manufactured, and the carbon emission during their manufacture is one of main contributors of continual environmental degradation. (more…)