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Harvey EcoTile is a sustainably produced mineral composite roof tile with superior functional benefits and enviable green credentials.

How Harvey EcoTile is transforming roofing

A building’s green credentials are determined by a variety of factors such as water efficiency, energy efficiency, environmentally friendly materials, waste reduction, lowering carbon emissions and sustainable development and growth. In pursuit of sustainable, revolutionary roofing, Harvey Roofing Products has developed the Harvey EcoTile, a sustainably produced mineral composite roof tile with superior functional benefits […]

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The thermal insulation of a two-leaf brick wall can be doubled simply plastering by the inside and outside with Pratley’s Pratliperl.

Pratliperl® revolutionises eco construction industry

Energy efficiency in the construction industry is more important than ever due to load-shedding and the rising cost of electricity. The thermal insulation of a two-leaf (220 mm) brick wall can be doubled, for example, by simply plastering the inside and outside with Pratley’s Pratliperl®. Pratliperl® is derived from a volcanic glass called Perlite. The […]

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This year, Solid Green has attained the double milestone of its tenth birthday and one hundred green building certifications! This monumental achievement includes 84 Green Star, 7 Net Zero, 6 EDGE and 3 LEED certified projects.

CELEBRATING 10 YEARS AND 100 CERTIFICATIONS!

Solid Green’s 100th certification milestone was marked by the successful 4-Star Green Star SA multiple building rating for Phase 1 of The Ingress office development in Waterfall City, Gauteng. The development’s first phase comprises two of five buildings in a 20,000sqm premium-grade commercial development by Attacq. (more…)

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Economic pinch puts spotlight on green building this World Green Building Week says STAG African accommodation group.

ECONOMIC PINCH PUTS SPOTLIGHT ON GREEN BUILDING

South Africa’s construction industry continues to suffer the effects of the national lockdown. Unexpected delays and disruptions have resulted in increasing construction costs, which have had a knock-on effect for both developers and end-users. World Green Building Week, which runs from 21 to 25 September, encourages construction industry professionals to consider adopting a green approach, […]

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Growthpoint and Serra® Services have achieved the first Green Star Existing Building Performance (EBP) rating for an industrial building in Gauteng.

GAUTENG’S FIRST GREEN STAR EBP INDUSTRIAL RATING

Growthpoint and Serra® Services recently achieved the first Green Star Existing Building Performance (EBP) rating for an industrial building in Gauteng, with a 5-Star certification for a 7400sqm facility in Meadowbrook, Germiston. (more…)

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Calling on all architectural practitioners to enter the AfriSam-SAIA Sustainable Design Award

SUSTAINABLE DESIGN AWARD CALLS FOR FORWARD THINKERS

Sustainability should be the baseline in all design, and social inclusion should be a defining feature of South African architecture. In support of the all-important sustainability agenda, AfriSam and the South African Institute of Architects (SAIA) is announcing a call for entries in the AfriSam-SAIA Sustainable Design Award. All architects, engineers, project managers and design […]

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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 design of a new apartment block designed by StudioMAS, called Thirty Keyes, has been unveiled, adding a residential element to the Keyes Art Mile precinct in Rosebank.

THE GROWTH OF GREEN BUILDING IN SOUTH AFRICA

Green building and sustainability are words that remain at the forefront of conversations for many South Africans and is a trend that has seen continuous growth within the building and construction industry. Jolene Blundell, Saint-Gobain’s Head of Sustainability, elaborates more on this subject and the crucial importance of moving with the times in terms of […]

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Marloes Reinink, founder of Solid Green Consulting

MARLOES REININK: GAUTENG’S PROPERTY BUSINESS WOMAN OF THE YEAR

At the recent Gauteng Regional Awards of the 4th South African Women in Property Awards (SAWIPA), Marloes Reinink was named Business Woman of the Year: Entrepreneur. The SAWIPA Gauteng Regional Awards was hosted at the Sanlam Art Gallery, and seeks to recognise women in the Gauteng region who continue to influence and change the landscape […]

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Neolith PURETi, a water-based, photocatalytic preventative maintenance solution on Neolith slabs, transforms them into self-cleaning air purifiers.

NEOLITH REACHES HIGHER GROUND WITH 570 BROOME

As urban areas become more crowded and populations increase, so too do greenhouse gas emissions. These directly impact on public health and contribute to negative phenomena including global warming and acid rain. (more…)

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