“Follow your passion, because if you don’t believe 100% in what you are doing, you won’t make it through the challenging times to get to the rewards…”
Touwsberg Private Game and Nature Reserve, about three hours’ drive from Cape Town in the Little Karoo, is a self-contained biological and geological eco-system and home to a variety of fauna and flora.
Hugo says “I’m the third generation of the La Grange family to work and live at Touwsberg Private Game and Nature Reserve, and my interest and core passion lie in sustainability and eco-friendly living. The industry is taking a very positive turn towards more sustainable development and ever-growing technology and development keep this industry dynamic.”
Hugo, the eco-friendly living entrepreneur: Shares his passion for eco-friendly living.…
Title: Transcript of Anchor Read Advert Midrand Boreholes
Presented by: Emmanuel van der Meulen
Date: 3 May 2017
Number of Speakers: 1
File Duration: 04:58
Transcriptionist: Jacqui Jonk
Links are at the end of the transcript.
00:01 Introduction to Radio Live Green Smart.
00:50 Introduction to boreholes as well as the advantages of boreholes.
03:25 Introduction to Midrand Boreholes.
00:01 Introduction to Radio Live Green Smart:
Emmanuel: Hello and welcome, to Radio Live Green Smart and to our short borehole presentation and advert. Radio Live Green Smart is a forum to discuss green living, eco-friendly living and importantly a forum to discuss where we see disrespect for the environment first hand. Bring such disrespect to us, we’ll assist to expose such [inaudible error] environmental disrespect.…
In a green smart home, photo-voltaic solar panels may be used. When using photovoltaic solar panels, and a grid-tied system with back-up batteries, the electrical running costs are reduced by up to 95%.
And when generating more electricity than we need, we may be paid by the national supplier for feeding that excess back into the grid.
Additionally, when the green home is resold, the initial outlay for green features is fully recouped.
Other ways in which money is saved and profits are increased in a green home are by:
- Using energy-efficient lighting, heating and air-conditioning systems.
- Conserving and managing the use of water, using smart technology.
- Using natural light and air by rethinking the placement of doors, windows, and other openings.
Being green conscious, we may recycle, reuse, reduce and repurpose.
The next and ultimate step is to live in a green smart home.
A green smart home blends green features with smart home technology. Smart technology is used to manage and further improve on the efficiency and costs of running a green home. Energy-and-water-efficiency – and comfort are maximised.
From monitoring the water level in the rainwater harvesting tank to adjusting one of the zone temperatures within the hydronics radiant heating and cooling system, smart technology makes living green, easier.
Schedules are set up to run the green features automatically. We balance comfort and efficiency while doing our part for Mother Earth. And homeowners who move from traditional homes to green homes are aware that they’ll save on monthly running costs.…
The most significant way in which one saves money in a green home is through a reduction in the use of electricity and water. Rainwater is a free resource once harvested and solar energy is a free source of electricity, once harnessed.
Minimal water and electricity are needed, in any case, by using insulation, under floor hydronics and a water-wise garden.
Green homes are also low maintenance. Examples of areas in which there are cost-savings, are with the use of naturally-coloured roof tiles, aluminum railings and bamboo counter-tops. Bamboo and aluminum are durable materials and aluminum doesn’t rust easily. Naturally-coloured roof tiles won’t fade and don’t need to be painted.
The biggest return on investment is gained when the home is resold. …