This week on Top Billing we are featuring a home that is a little different, it is solar, indigenous, sustainable and stylish. The owner of this gorgeous sea-side home is an environmental lawyer, who decided that she needed to full embrace 'going green' if she was to walk her talk and so enlisted the help of archects Saskia Vermeiren and Matthew Beatty. What has resulted is a home that is not only good on the eye but on the environment and pocket too.
B + V ARCHITECTS www.beattyvermeiren.co.za firstname.lastname@example.org mob. +27 84 2333 933 tel +27 21 794 7742
Solar Water Heating Info:
The average house hold can save between 40% - 60% on it's electricity bill by getting a solar water heater, according to the CSIR or Council for Scientific and Industrial Research.
Here are some great pointers to remember if considering switching to Solar Water Heating:
Solar water heaters don't have to be an eyesore - they can be incorporated stylishly into the design of the home.
They are a lot easier on the environment in terms of carbon emissions throughout the product life cycle.
One can claim a significant rebate when installing such a system! Visit www.eskomidm.co.za for a list of accredited suppliers. It's quick and easy, and the supplier will help with the rebate document.
Solar water heating is not just for futurists and hippies, it is here, now, and becoming increasingly popular with average households - this can be seen by the incredible number of new installation companies that have sprouted in recent years.
Sunny South Africa has excellent conditions to make use of this technology.
Win Visit the Eskom website and you could stand a chance of winning a new solar water heater and installation Four existing owners of solar water heating systems stand the chance of winning full refunds of the installations of their systems.