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Green Smart Magazine : GreenSmart 2010
smartstuff smart glazing 10 greensmart 2010 Looking to enjoy the benefits of double glazing in your home without the huge expense and mess of replacing your existing windows and doors? Lyn Beinat, a 2009 HIA GreenSmart Award winner, and the ecoMaster team have developed a secondary glazing solution that looks and performs just like factory- fitted double glazing. You keep your existing single glazed windows and doors and ecoMaster will turn them into beautiful, effective secondary glazing -- the only thing missing is the price tag. ecoGlaze is available for fixed timber glazing as well as awning, casement, hopper, sash and pivot windows. It is also suitable for timber glazed hinged, sliding and bi-fold doors. With energy bills rising so fast, we all need to be looking for ways to become more energy efficient. The clever team at ecoMaster cost effectively retrofit Australian homes to make them more comfortable year round, while reducing energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions. For more information call 1300 326 627 or visit www.ecoglaze.com.au. Livos Australia offers non-toxic, plant-based alternatives to conventional surface coatings. Biologically degradable, Livos uses nature's own substances such as natural oils, waxes and resins to impregnate and protect exterior and interior surfaces. It also allows for easy rejuvenation and repairs at a later stage without the need for sanding. The pleasant smell and healthier living environment are added bonuses. The penetrating oils can be used for many surfaces such as timber, concrete, floors, furniture and stairs, and can also be used in commercial as well as residential projects. Due to the non-toxic nature of the oils, occupants may return home after only 24 hours, and there are no lingering unpleasant smells. Livos is produced in Germany under European regulations and has been on the market for 35 years. Livos was the first industrial manufacturer of ecological oils and paints that openly declared all ingredients on all its products. For more information visit www.livos.com.au. natural finish CSR Hebel is proving its commitment to the environment by manufacturing and delivering building products that have a minimal impact on the environment. For instance, according to CSR Hebel, its autoclaved aerated concrete uses just one quarter of the raw materials needed for conventional masonry and there is no waste produced. The importance of choosing one product over another on environmental grounds is becoming more critical and Hebel has been independently assessed by Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) as having significantly reduced environmental loads (more than 60 per cent in many cases) compared with alternative building materials. As a result, Hebel is proud to have been awarded the GECA label for each of its products and systems. For more information visit www.hebelaustralia.com.au. no waste concrete