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Home Living : September 21st 2010
2 HLC - HOME LIVING: CENTRAL, Tuesday, September 21, 2010 Why brick is rock-solid » ADVERTISING FEATUREHOMELIVING When it comes to the environment, everyone wants to do their bit. We reduce landfill by taking our own bags shopping, recycle used papers and bottles, and turn off lights when we leave the room. But the biggest culprit, when it comes to carbon emissions, is our home heating and cooling requirements. A massive 39 per cent of average household energy consumption comes from running airconditioners and heaters. Homeowners seriously concerned with reducing their carbon footprint need to go back to basics. ''Reducing the impact your home has on the planet can be as simple as choosing the right building materials," Austral Bricks NSW marketing manager Natalie Frendo said. ''We have been undertaking quantitative research in partnership with the University of Newcastle and all the studies show that homes built in full- brick have greatly reduced the need for airconditioners and heaters, slashing household energy consumption and resulting in far fewer greenhouse gas emissions,'' he said. ''That means lower energy bills. Research found that the thermal mass of bricks absorbs the heat, slowing its movement through walls and evening out temperature changes better than any other type of building material. Bricks shield your home from the extremes of the harsh Australian climate -- making it naturally cooler in summer and warmer in winter," she said. As significant as this reduction in energy use is, the environmental benefits of building in full brick do not end here. Researchers have been studying the relationship between building materials, construction processes and their environmental impact. 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