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Portside

Portside the first high rise office development in South Africa to achieve a 5 Star “Design” rating

Portside, designed by dhk Architects in a joint venture with Louis Karol Architects,  was awarded a five star “Design” rating under the Green Building Council of South Africa’s (GBCSA) Green Star rating system for offices. The rating system recognises achievements in sustainable architecture. This acknowledgement makes Portside the first 5 Star Green Star SA certified […]

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AHEC confident of market for American hardwoods in South Africa in 2013

Trade servicing mission reveals high level of awareness and understanding of U.S. hardwood species and their applications June 17, 2013 – Demand for American hardwoods in South Africa is poised to remain strong in 2013 according to the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC), the leading international trade association for the American hardwood industry. Confident about […]

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Redefine’s 90 Grayston Sandton redevelopment supports advanced world city status

Redefine Properties’ R505 million redevelopment of the 90 Grayston commercial office address contributes to the vibrant and constant upgrade of Sandton, ensuring it keeps pace with other advanced cities around the world. So explains Mike Ruttell, Redefine Properties’ Head of Development. He advises the project – Redefine’s single largest commercial office development to date – […]

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Ridgeside

dhk Architects’ Ridgeside project obtains a four star “As Built” Green Star rating

dhk Architects’ Nedbank Ridgeside office building in Umhlanga Rocks, Kwa-Zulu Natal, was recently awarded a four star “As built” rating under the Green Building Council of South Africa’s (GBCSA) Green Star rating system for offices. The rating system recognises achievements in sustainable architecture. This acknowledgement makes Ridgeside one of fewer than 20 buildings in South […]

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SAVA Exhibits at 2012 Green Building Council Conference & Exhibition

The Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) held its fifth annual Convention and Exhibition at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) last week from Tuesday, October 23 to Thursday, October 25.  Providing access to the latest local and international opinions, interventions and decisions around sustainability and the Built environment, reputable organisations such as […]

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World renowned experts on sustainability and green building to present in Cape Town

How to green existing buildings, designing high performance green buildings, global innovation in green design, the London Olympics Park Project, and the next social trend – collaborative consumption – just some of the compelling topics to be explored at the master classes being presented by leading thought leaders as part of the build-up to Green […]

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Green Building Council looking for local speakers for annual Convention

In an exciting move that is designed to tap into, and showcase, the growing local sustainability and “green” knowledge base available in SA, the Green Building Council of South Africa is calling for proposals for presenters for the upcoming annual GBCSA Convention and Exhibition 2012, taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from […]

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Green Leasing: a moral obligation or a smart investment?

Green leasing, which sees building owners and tenants introduce sustainable practices into building operations to mutual advantage, has taken off internationally. In South Africa, however, awareness of the concept is just filtering through to larger organisations. With the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) about to release its first Green Leasing guide and toolkit […]

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Leading the Green Building Revolution in South Africa (Video)

Leading the Green Building Revolution in South Africa (Video)

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Vodafone Innovation Centre receives the highly coveted 6 star Green Star rating

The team that worked on the Vodafone Innovation Centre will admit to this – the Vodacom Innovation hub is one of the most ambitious green buildings that they have worked on. With a ground breaking brief and an innovative team on board, it is no wonder that this project is indeed one of Africa’s most […]

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