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Pratliperl, an ultra-lightweight, thermally insulating and fireproof aggregate for plaster and screed is touted as the modern solution for energy-efficient building.

Sustainable plaster and screed for energy-efficient buildings

In the construction industry it is important to comply with quality standards such as SANS 204, which is a National Standard for Energy Efficiency in Buildings. SANS 204 contains performance levels that are higher than SANS 10400-XA, for example, and that define the minimum requirements that must be adhered to in order to achieve a […]

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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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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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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 Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA), the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS), and the University of Pretoria’s (UP) Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology recently launched the 2019 edition of Green Building in South Africa: Guide to Costs & Trends.

GREEN BUILDING IN SOUTH AFRICA: GUIDE TO COSTS & TRENDS

The Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA), the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS), and the University of Pretoria’s (UP) Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology recently launched the 2019 edition of Green Building in South Africa: Guide to Costs & Trends. It is the second publication following the 1st edition that was issued […]

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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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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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Abland and Tiber break ground on Phase 1 of the Sandton Gate precinct development.

SANDTON GATE BREAKS GROUND

Abland and Tiber, joint developers on the Sandton Gate precinct, have announced that they have broken ground on Phase 1 of the development with the bulk earthworks. Phase 1 will include 15 500 m² commercial space; 13 000m² P-grade office space and a 2 500m² gym positioned on the piazza level of the building. (more…)

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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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