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Are You Ready for More Rail Lines?
According to a Seven news report, residents along the rail line in Northern Sydney suburbs are in danger. A high pitch screech from passing freight trains in Beecroft was recorded at 102 decibels, almost as loud as lightening (110 db) and not far short of a rock concert (120db) (7News). Being frequently exposed to this excessive noise can impact residents’ quality of life, through high blood pressure and sleep disturbance. Long term deafness is also a concern.
Windows for Better Home and Living
Windows create harmony between inside and outside spaces; from the beauty they add to a building facade, the natural light they bring in, to the view they reveal. They are also the weakest part of a building envelope which can account for up to 49% of heat loss and 87% of heat gain. Inefficient glazing can cause discomfort & higher power usage.
Excessive workloads have long caused tension in the workplace. Ironically, modern office designs often compound this tension. One reason is the prevalence of open plan layouts. They increase ambient noise, a major distraction and frustration for staff, which can also affect their health, leading to sickness and lower productivity.
The 30 days of enduring the ridiculous facial hair in the office is now over.  The Magnetite Mo Bros are now clean-shaven and proud to share about their participation on Movember.
Building Retrofits - The New Energy Saving Trend
Did you know buildings currently contribute approximately 40% of the world’s energy consumption?

Most buildings standing today will still be in use for decades. Planning a green future for new construction has become an expectation for architects and builders. Now, the challenge is to modify existing buildings to be more energy efficient – remember that existing buildings, or the “built environment” is massive compared to new construction. Bringing the built environment into a green future while managing costs will be the biggest hurdle. There is no more cost-effective solution to this than “green retrofitting” older buildings.
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