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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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An extensive network of walkways, cycle tracks and traffic-calming devices supports Non-Motorised Transport (NMT). (Image: Boogertman+Partners)

4 GREEN STARS FOR SANDTON GATE

Sandton Gate, located in South Africa’s economic powerhouse, has been awarded a 4-star certification under the Green Star SA Sustainable Precincts v1.1 tool, following the project’s second-round submission in mid-August. Phase 1 of the development achieved a 5-Star Green Star SA Office v1.1 Design certification in July 2019. (more…)

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Brett Chrystal, Associate Director and Head of Sustainability at Bentel Associates International, makes the case for net zero.

THE CASE FOR NET ZERO

Following the Paris Agreement on Climate Change in 2015, a number of European countries have  made commitments to move to a Net Zero emissions economy. This is in response to climate science showing that in order to halt climate change, carbon emissions have to stop – reducing them is not sufficient. (more…)

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The GE Africa Innovation Centre (GEAIC) in Melrose Estate, Johannesburg, has received a top sustainability accreditation from both South Africa and the US.

DOUBLE GREEN FOR GE AFRICA INNOVATION CENTRE

A unique collaboration between architecture and interior architecture specialist Paragon Group, and integrated infrastructure delivery company AECOM, has resulted in the GE Africa Innovation Centre (GEAIC) in Melrose Estate, Johannesburg receiving a top sustainability accreditation from both South Africa and the US. (more…)

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French Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Jean-Yves Le Drian, visited Saint-Gobain South Africa’s premises in Germiston, Ekurhuleni (Gauteng) this month.

SAINT-GOBAIN YOUTHBUILD ACADEMY BRIDGES ARTISAN SKILLS GAPS AMONG DISADVANTAGED YOUTH

On 1 March 2019, the French Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Jean-Yves Le Drian, visited Saint-Gobain South Africa’s premises in Germiston, Ekurhuleni (Gauteng). The focus of the visit was to showcase how Saint-Gobain has positioned itself as a leader in the sustainable construction sector while developing skills through its Saint-Gobain YouthBuild Academy. (more…)

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