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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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Cape Town-based Evalution Flooring is the first and only company in Africa to have achieved Global GreenTag certification on 3 ranges of their innovative vinyl tiles.

TAKING STEPS TOWARDS A GREENER FUTURE, ON GREEN FLOORING

Leading the way in luxury flooring, Cape Town-based Evalution Flooring, which prioritises the environment without sacrificing on style, is the first and only company in Africa to have achieved Global GreenTag certification on 3 ranges of their innovative vinyl tiles. (more…)

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Contemporary office building designed by MDS Architecture

PROPERTY-DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIPS PRODUCE EARTH-FRIENDLY BUILDINGS

Who would have believed that modern architectural splendour could be environmentally friendly and sustainable? Well, it can, and it is! (more…)

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Leading flooring supplier, KBAC Flooring, provided and installed 60 000 square metres of flooring for the impressive new head office of the Discovery Group in Sandton.

INTERFACE SUSTAINABLE MODULAR FLOORING FOR DISCOVERY’S NEW ‘GREEN’ HEAD OFFICE

Leading flooring supplier, KBAC Flooring, provided and installed 60 000 square metres of flooring for the impressive new head office of the Discovery Group in Sandton. (more…)

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As one of the first projects in Africa to be certified Net Zero, 78 Corlett Drive in Johannesburg is leading the local green building sector into a new phase of evolution.

THE RACE TO ZERO: 78 CORLETT DRIVE

As one of the first projects in Africa to be certified Net Zero, 78 Corlett Drive in Johannesburg is leading the local green building sector into a new phase of evolution. The project was awarded a Net Zero Carbon (Pilot) Level 1 Certification in late November 2017, and a 6-star Green Star Office V1.1 Design certification […]

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SUSTAINABLE PRACTICE FOR GBCSA’S NEW ROSEBANK HOME

After tying up the final ends of its interior installation project in December last year, Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) now holds the keys to its new custom-fitted sustainable offices in Rosebank. (more…)

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Architecture, interior design, and space-planning practice Paragon was tasked by GE Global Properties to design and fit-out the GE Africa Innovation Centre (GEAIC), the first green- and LEED-certified GE building in Sub-Saharan Africa.

INNOVATIVE FIT-OUT BOOSTS ‘GREEN’ STATUS OF GE AFRICA INNOVATION CENTRE

GE opened its first African-based innovation centre in Johannesburg earlier this year as part of its investment in developing home-grown solutions for Africa. The R80 million facility is the twelfth GE Innovation Centre globally. It is home to GE’s innovation focus across Africa, within its key business sectors of healthcare, aviation, energy, oil and gas, […]

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