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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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Growthpoint Properties to develop Gautrain’s Midrand offices

Growthpoint Properties is developing a green office building in Midrand, with Gautrain as the major tenant.   The 7,000 sqm development, directly opposite the Gautrain Midrand station, will ultimately form part of the Grand Central Office Park, with Growthpoint’s neighbouring building tenanted by Sanofi.   Gautrain will occupy 2,500sqm of offices in the stylish new […]

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Case study: Painting Nedbank green

While Nedbank’s corporate colour may be green, there can be no doubt that its approach to the environment is represented by the very same shade and hue. And nowhere was the banking giant’s commitment to all things green more evident, than in its Sandton “Nedbank Phase II” project, which achieved a 4-Star Design Rating 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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DesignHub Respond/Renew/Revitalise winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2010 DesignHub Respond/Renew/Revitalise student architecture competition, which were announced at the Saint-Gobain Construction Products’ Samrand Innovation Station recently. The 2010 competition built on the successes of the previous four competitions, and revealed the depth of architectural talent at the country’s leading universities as students responded to the challenge of […]

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Award winning Australian architect to talk sustainability

Highly respected and world-renowned Australian architect, Peter Stutchbury, is to present a series of seminars around South Africa from 14 – 17 March 2011. The Presentations will be aimed at professionals of the built environment and students.  Peter Stutchbury is the much published, award-winning principal architect of leading architectural firm, Peter Stutchbury Associates. He was […]

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DesignHub winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2010 DesignHub Respond/Renew/Revitalise student architecture competition, which were announced at the Saint-Gobain Construction Products’ Samrand Innovation Station recently. The 2010 competition built on the successes of the previous four competitions, and revealed the depth of architectural talent at the country’s leading universities as students responded to the challenge of […]

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