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GBCSA urges building owners to know and show their energy performance as Energy Performance Certificate requirement looms.

GBCSA encourages Energy Performance Certificates

By next December, some non-residential buildings will be required by law to display an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC), which demonstrates the efficiency or inefficiency of a building. This is done by measuring the building’s energy use intensity and giving it a colour-coded score from A-G, like the energy rating you would find on appliances. In […]

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6 Stars for a sustainability icon

The Ridge, a new commercial building in the Portswood District of the V&A Waterfront, celebrates its 6 Green Star Office Design rating by the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA), a rating considered as demonstrating “World Leadership”. According to the certification, the Ridge exceeded the base entry scorecard level of 75 for a 6 Star Office […]

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This year, Solid Green has attained the double milestone of its tenth birthday and one hundred green building certifications! This monumental achievement includes 84 Green Star, 7 Net Zero, 6 EDGE and 3 LEED certified projects.

CELEBRATING 10 YEARS AND 100 CERTIFICATIONS!

Solid Green’s 100th certification milestone was marked by the successful 4-Star Green Star SA multiple building rating for Phase 1 of The Ingress office development in Waterfall City, Gauteng. The development’s first phase comprises two of five buildings in a 20,000sqm premium-grade commercial development by Attacq. (more…)

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Samson Moraba, Chairperson of the Board at TUHF and Sqiniseko Mbatha, Financial Analyst at TUHF, share their views on the importance of adopting a green building approach to urban regeneration.

GREENING THE INNER-CITY THROUGH MASSIVE-SMALL IMPACT

There is much debate in the market – from science fraternities to professional services firms and environmentalists – on the benefits that green and sustainable building principles promote. TUHF, a member of the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA), has long been committed to investing in South Africa’s inner cities and has adopted the […]

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No. 6 Silo building receives star environmental rating from the Green Buildings Council of SA.

V&A WATERFRONT’S RADISSON RED HOTEL BUILDING IS THE NEW GREEN

The V&A Waterfront this month achieved another sustainability accolade when the Green Buildings Council of South Africa (GBCSA) handed over a plaque recognising the sustainable development of the Silo District’s No. 6 Silo building. (more…)

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A guide to developing net zero carbon buildings in South Africa is freely available and can be downloaded here

Guide to developing net zero carbon buildings in SA launched

GETTING TO ZERO: A guide to developing net zero carbon buildings in South Africa gives a thorough overview on net zero carbon buildings in South Africa. It provides guidance to professional teams considering developing a net zero carbon building and shows those shaping the built environment in South Africa that it is possible. While it […]

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The value of parks and outdoor spaces in South Africa is expected to prove even more precious as our nation deals with the ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Parks and green spaces provide essential services

It is well documented that properly managed green open spaces extend multifaceted benefits to their immediate community, and urban nodes at large. According to the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA), our parks have the capacity to punch significantly above their weight to assist in our social and economic recovery. (more…)

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Engineering, design, and advisory company Aurecon supplied mechanical and Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD) services for the iconic 144 Oxford Road office development in Rosebank, Johannesburg.

AURECON ENSURES 144 OXFORD ROAD IS AN ICONIC ‘GREEN’ DEVELOPMENT

Engineering, design, and advisory company Aurecon supplied mechanical and Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD) services for the iconic 144 Oxford Road office development in Rosebank, Johannesburg. This has played a key role in the project aiming for a 5-Star Green Star Design Certification from the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA). (more…)

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The two newest buildings on the increasingly vibrant intersection of Oxford and Glenhove roads in Rosebank, are targeting a 4-Star Green Star SA Office v1.1 Design rating from the Green Building Council South Africa.

NEWEST OXFORD-GLENHOVE BUILDINGS TARGET GREEN STAR RATING

The two newest buildings in the OxGlen precinct, located on the increasingly vibrant intersection of Oxford and Glenhove roads in Rosebank, are targeting a 4-Star Green Star SA Office v1.1 Design rating from the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA). (more…)

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Marli Swanepoel, Head of Sustainability at the Paragon Group, says that convincing clients of the imperatives of sustainability is a balancing act that places a major responsibility on designers and architects.

DESIGNERS, ARCHITECTS HAVE A MAJOR RESPONSIBILITY TOWARDS SUSTAINABILITY

The fact that South African and Nigeria are the biggest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions, while the continent as a whole barely accounts for 5%, places a major responsibility on designers and architects to be environmentally responsible. However, convincing clients of the imperatives of sustainability is a balancing act between the often high upfront initial […]

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