The current disposable nappy landfill problem is alarming: more than 3.5 billion soiled nappies, or close to 1.1 million tonnes per year. Adult incontinence (40 000 tonnes) and female hygiene products (1.3 million) add considerably to the problem. Little wonder, it is estimated that AHP products account for the 4th […]
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) signed a landmark Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Green Building Council SA (GBCSA) at the start of RICS Summit Africa 2018, which kicked off in Sandton Central, Johannesburg, yesterday (Wednesday, 30 May 2018). As smart urbanism and sustainability is the overall theme at this year’s summit, the MoU […]
The GBCSA has recently noted that a particular company by the name of Green Building Africa (Bryan Groenendaal) has been publishing media articles, which in a very sensationalist, non-factual manner, criticise the GBCSA and the South African green building movement, including some of its greatest supporters and achievers, companies that are specifically named in his article
On Tuesday the 8th of May the GBCSA held a launch event at their new Johannesburg offices, Rosebank Corner, 191 Jan Smuts Avenue. This by-invitation-only event was an opportunity for GBCSA’s guests and sponsors to see and experience for themselves why we say that our offices are physical expressions of our purpose, values and principles.
All Capetonians, whether at home or in their places of work or learning, need to take action. Firstly, as an emergency response to prepare for – or ideally avoid – Day Zero, and secondly, to make plans for a long term shift in how we use water. Manfred Braune
Some key questions to be deliberated on include: How will health and wellbeing impact the way we build our cities? What can we learn about communities through reconciliation? How will we win the race to resilience? What is the level of ambition from the different sub-sectors within the property industry?
Signalling the increasing importance of sustainable building practices in South Africa.
Emira has recognised the value in managing and operating their buildings in a sustainable manner, and therefore have also committed to pursuing Green Star Existing Building Performance ratings for all new developments, commencing one year after the 70% occupation rate has been reached.
Project is up to 29% more energy efficient; up to 25% more water efficient & boasts up to 43% reduction in the energy used to make construction materials. The Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) has announced that the Fourleaf Estate residential development in Port Elizabeth is the first residential […]
2050 will arrive in 33 quick years and by then the earth’s population is set to double, requiring a staggering 89 billion tons of natural resources per year if we do not change our ways. To cope with the pressure, urban authorities need to be prepared to learn how to adapt.