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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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How does bonding a timber structure differ from other construction types, is a timber structure a financially sound investment and how will this be impacted by South Africa’s impending Carbon Tax Law?

TIMBER CONSTRUCTION: FINANCE, CARBON TAX AND THE GREEN ECONOMY

A timber frame structure, be it a primary residence, a holiday home, or an extension of an existing dwelling, is a substantial investment. As such, most people, barring a fortunate few, will need financial backing to have their timber frame dream realised. How, then, does bonding a timber structure differ from other construction types, is […]

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TOP MINDS ON CLIMATE CHANGE TO HEADLINE GREEN BUILDING CONVENTION 2016

Five internationally acclaimed leaders on sustainability will headline this year’s Green Building Conference in Sandton, Johannesburg, from 26 -28th July. The Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) hosts the event and CEO Brian Wilkinson says the keynote speakers will share their unique expertise to guide Africa and the world towards a thriving future for all. […]

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GREAT MINDS SET TO GATHER AT THE 10TH ANNUAL GREEN BUILDING CONFERENCE IN TSHWANE

South Africa’s capital, the City of Tshwane, will be the site of national and international knowledge sharing when it hosts the 10th annual Green Building Conference on 1 and 2 June 2016. The focus at Green Building16 will be on leap-frogging straight to the latest thinking, innovations, and technologies, enabling built environment designers to imagine […]

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Green Building Conference in June

As Green Building becomes the norm, the demand for innovative and sustainable construction solutions grows. The latest perspectives, new design strategies and cutting edge examples from international and regional speakers will be presented at the ninth annual Green Building Conference, which takes place on 24 and 25 June 2015 during the annual Sustainability Week at […]

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Green initiatives gaining momentum in South Africa

Green building in Johannesburg has received a boost with the Johannesburg Stock Exchange’s (JSE) listing of its first green bond. The Green Building Council of South Africa has welcomed the R1.46 billion ($140 million) bond issued by the City of Johannesburg, which will be used to fund green initiatives. “This is great news,” says Brian […]

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Economics of Green Building course set to influence development strategies

In the face of ever declining ecosystems and degraded environments, it is widely acknowledged that earnest efforts are needed to reduce emissions and to embrace sustainability.  Worldwide, buildings are responsible for a third of all carbon emissions, representing the ‘lowest hanging fruit’ in the reduction of emissions. Studies have presented empirical evidence that high performance […]

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8 Melville brings a new dimension in green building to Illovo Boulevard

Intaprop is using green building design principles to develop 8 Melville in Illovo. It is striving to achieve a four-star green status for this prime corporate office development. Already fully-let to RMB Corvest, the 2,400sqm first phase of the office building will be ready in December 2012. The double storey, energy-efficient offices has expansion capacity […]

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Sustainability Week 2012 – 25-29 July 2012

Climate change, financial crisis, peak oil/energy security, food security, waste generation, water and soil degradation, the destruction of habitat and the extinction of species all impact each other directly or indirectly in a matrix of connectedness. Everything we do – from the food we eat to the buildings we occupy, to the vehicles we drive, […]

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Green buildings require a solid economic foundation

As South Africa’s green bank, it is generally expected of Nedbank to be something of an environmental pioneer in the business environment. The bank undoubtedly lived up to this expectation in September 2010 when its Phase II Head Office building in Sandton was recognised by the Green Building Council of South Africa’s (GBCSA), as the […]

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