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March 3

[Green Connection #33] Windcatchers, Ceramic Floors, and “Final Lap” for the Green Interiors Day

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Complete Guide About Windcatchers

In our latest article, we delve into the fascinating world of windcatchers. An invention that began with the Egyptians and was refined by the Persian civilization, weather vanes have a rich history and an even more interesting application today.

Have you ever stopped to think about how something so simple can be so brilliant? Windcatchers not only decorate our gardens but also perform important functions, such as measuring the direction of the wind and, in some cases, even generating energy. They work through wind pressure and thermal buoyancy, concepts that we explain in detail in the article. Did you know that the design of a weather vane can vary greatly depending on its function and the location where it will be installed?

But what’s most exciting is how pinwheels are making a resurgence in modern architecture, bringing beauty, functionality, and, of course, sustainability. In times of search for greener alternatives, weather vanes present themselves as an interesting solution, especially in regions with favorable climatic conditions.

In the article, we also explore some options and examples of weather vanes that stand out around the world and outline what we expect for the future of this ancient technology. We are on the threshold of rediscovering and reusing the potential of windcatchers in innovative and sustainable ways.

Don’t miss this fascinating journey through time and wind. Click here and enjoy reading!

Tips for Specification of Ceramic Floors

With Expo Revestir and Salone Del Mobile approaching, we want to share some valuable tips on how to choose healthier and more sustainable ceramic floors for your home or project.

Did you know that, despite ceramics being a low environmental impact option, it is important to keep an eye on some details? For example, lead. This heavy metal may be hidden in the enamel of some tiles or in recycled materials used in manufacturing. Although many manufacturers no longer use lead, there are still products on the market that contain it.

To make a safe choice, always check the origin and materials used to manufacture the tile. Choose unglazed tiles or those guaranteed to be lead-free, especially if they mention the use of recycled materials. Be especially careful with CRT tiles, made from old TV tubes and monitors, as they contain high concentrations of lead.

Another point of attention is the grout. Avoid those that contain epoxies and other persistent chemicals often sold as oil repellents. These materials may not be the best choice for health and the environment.

See below some content on our Instagram on the topic:

Final Lap” for Green Interiors Day

We’re in the final stretch for Green Interiors Day! This event, which will take place in São Paulo on March 18th and in Milan on April 15th, is about to become one of the most enriching experiences of the year in the field of interior design and technology.

Last Tickets Available

If you haven’t purchased your ticket yet, now is the time. Demand has been incredible, and spaces are filling up quickly.

Click Here to Purchase Your Ticket to the São Paulo Event

Click Here to Purchase Your Ticket to the Milan Event

Exclusive Benefits for Participants

By joining us in São Paulo, you will not only have access to inspiring talks and networking opportunities, but you will also receive access to recordings of the Milan event. This means you can tap into knowledge from global experts, without the need to travel until then.

Additionally, we are including a Networking/Happy Hour at Casa Guararapes in São Paulo, an ideal time to establish valuable connections with other participants and discuss ideas with professionals in the field.

And there’s one more surprise…

But I’ll leave this one for you to look at on our event page. It is more precisely in the area of ​​bonuses.

Don’t miss the chance to be part of this unique event. We hope to see you there!

Have a great Monday,

Filipe Boni
UGREEN


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