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The South African Wood Preservers Association says that treated wood offers designers the choice of the foremost renewable and sustainable material.

PRESERVATIVE TREATED WOOD – A SUSTAINABLE CHOICE

A construction material provided and renewable by nature, with predictable performance, that captures carbon from the atmosphere and locks it away for decades, with low energy demand and a feel-good appeal appreciated by almost everyone – that’s treated wood. (more…)

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Hansgrohe’s training initiative enables tradespeople and architects to earn Continuous Professional Development (CPD) points online.

EARNING POINTS UNDER LOCKDOWN

As was the case with most companies, lockdown measures have had an effect on hansgrohe’s day-to-day operations. But National Training Manager, Tiaan Pienaar, has not let that stand in the way of helping tradespeople and architects rack up the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) points they need to stay ahead in their businesses. (more…)

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AECOM’s annual global report demonstrates how investment in infrastructure has the power to alleviate today’s economic and social distress for generations to come.

AECOM LAUNCHES THIRD ANNUAL GLOBAL REPORT

AECOM, the world’s premier infrastructure firm, has released its third annual global infrastructure report, The Future of Infrastructure: Creating Opportunity for Everyone. The report illustrates the essential role infrastructure plays in addressing society’s most complex challenges through critical themes, including economic stimulus, funding, social value, innovation, resilience, climate change, sustainability and adapting for a post-pandemic […]

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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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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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This year’s Green Building Convention is headlined by five top sustainability minds

TOP MINDS AT GREEN BUILDING CONVENTION 2017

Five of the world’s top sustainability minds will headline this year’s Green Building Convention, South Africa’s leading sustainability event, which will take place in Cape Town from 9 – 11 October. (more…)

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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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BELGOTEX FLOORS EARN COVETED GREEN TAG CERTIFICATION

Belgotex Floors are the first South African flooring manufacturer to earn the coveted GreenTag eco-label certification, achieving another significant sustainability milestone. (more…)

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ENERGY CRISIS CALLS FOR A NEW WAY OF THINKING

South Africa’s energy crisis has everyone searching for solutions. We spoke to Evan Lockhart-Barker, General Manager Marketing for Saint-Gobain in Southern Africa, about Saint-Gobain’s move towards a more sustainable way of doing business. Who is Evan Lockhart-Barker? I was born and raised in Bloemfontein and graduated from St Andrews School before completing a degree in Marketing through […]

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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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