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Going ‘ green’ can improve property value

South African home buyers are increasingly placing more emphasis on environmentally-friendly features when choosing a home, highlighting the importance of going green not just to protect the environment but also to improve the value of your property. According to a recent poll by ooba, South Africa’s leading bond origination company, 49% of respondents said existing […]

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Call for entries: 3rd International Holcim Awards

The 3rd International Holcim Awards competition offering a total of USD 2 million in prize money is open to: sustainable building and civil engineering works; landscape, urban design and infrastructure projects; and materials, products and construction technologies. The Awards are an initiative of the Swiss-based Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction.

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Nedbank Phase II awarded South Africa’s first as built Green Star SA Rating

Phase II of Nedbank’s head office has achieved another eco-friendly first. Today it was announced at the Green Building Council Convention that the development in Sandton, Johannesburg has been certified as South Africa’s first As Built Green Star SA Building under the Green Building Council of South Africa’s (GBCSA) Office v1 rating tool. The building […]

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A green philosophy

The Green House, home of energy tablet producers, McNab’s, is making waves with its energy efficient philosophy. “What is the most noticeable feature of the building?” repeats Rupert McKerron, founder of McNab’s Energy Tabs. He looks around his new offices and thinks deeply about the question put to him. He takes a sip of his […]

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