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The Fourleaf residential estate achieves EDGE resource-efficiency standard

First final EDGE certification for residential development in Africa

Fourleaf Estate became the first residential development in Africa to receive certification for achieving the EDGE resource-efficiency standard in May this year. Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) handed over the certificate to Similan, the property developer for Fourleaf, at a ceremony at Mutual Park, Pinelands.  (more…)

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FINAL LINE-UP FOR GREEN BUILDING CONVENTION ANNOUNCED

The Green Building Convention 2015 kicked off in the mother city yesterday – here is what guests can look forward to. (more…)

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SA’s brightest green stars are honoured

South Africa’s top rated Green Star buildings and top green building professionals were announced at the Green Star Leadership Awards 2014, held at the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) Convention, sponsored by Nedbank, in Cape Town last week. For their stellar contributions to green building in South Africa, this year’s big winners of these […]

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Cape Town hosts 7th Annual Green Building Council of South Africa Convention next week

Africa’s premier green building event – the annual Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) Convention – takes place next week with more than 600 property, architecture and sustainability professionals gathering in the Mother City. The convention, now in its seventh year, is the GBCSA’s flagship event and has major backing from the property finance […]

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GBCSA Convention to inspire with uniquely African green innovation

If you think green building doesn’t impact you, it’s time to think again. Green building’s influence and importance reaches far beyond the construction industry. It is a critical intersection for many disciplines as it plays a key role in our economy, the latest trends, our mobility and enjoyment of public spaces and, in fact, just […]

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V&A COMMITS ADDITIONAL R1.5-BILLION TO SILO DISTRICT DEVELOPMENT

The final phase of the V&A Waterfront’s Silo district is on track for an early 2017 completion at a substantial investment of R1.5 billion. The district is already home to multiple award-winning No1 and No2 Silo developments, and is the location of the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) currently being developed in […]

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SA’S GREEN BUILDING TREND ON UPWARD TRAJECTORY

High energy consumption, environmental stewardship and lower operating costs are among the top reasons for the spike in the development of environmentally friendly and ‘green’ buildings in the country, as is evident in the latest McGraw-Hill Construction’s SmartMarket Report, which suggests that the number of green buildings in the country is growing faster than in […]

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African innovation to be showcased at annual Green Building Convention

The Green Building Council of South Africa’s annual convention is set to showcase Africa’s potential to develop sustainable buildings as an answer to its infrastructure challenges as well as in response to Africa’s growing and complex cities. The convention, to be held in Cape Town from 10 to 12 September 2014 has cast its central […]

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2013/2014 AFRISAM-SAIA AWARD FOR SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE QUALIFYING ENTRIES ANNOUNCED

Fifteen of South Africa’s top sustainable architectural projects are in the running for the third bi-annual AfriSam-SAIA Award for Sustainable Architecture which takes place in October. The AfriSam-SAIA Award recognises buildings that are the result of an integrated approach to architecture, natural systems and technology. They show that design and sustainability can and should be […]

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Green initiatives gaining momentum in South Africa

Green building in Johannesburg has received a boost with the Johannesburg Stock Exchange’s (JSE) listing of its first green bond. The Green Building Council of South Africa has welcomed the R1.46 billion ($140 million) bond issued by the City of Johannesburg, which will be used to fund green initiatives. “This is great news,” says Brian […]

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