Green home owners are able to save money on utilities and be more competitive when selling. Banks are starting to recognise this reduction in risk by offering green home loans.
What decision-making filters do green finance providers use when deciding where to invest? In this post the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) will unpack seven points taken from research by the Global Sustainable Investment Alliance.
Your power stays on when the neighbourhood’s lights go out. Your showers are hot when those next door are not. You’ve invested wisely in turning your home green, so now the question remains: How do you insure your investment?
The ‘Green Home Rating System for existing buildings’ will look to shift South Africa’s homes to align with the UN SDG’s and the South African National Development Plan (NDP), by creating a common language on sustainability in homes.
As a member centred organisation, our members remain our most important asset and we would like to communicate the organisational decisions made related to the spread of the Coronavirus.
While the 13th Annual Green Building Convention will go ahead as planned from 28 September – 2 October 2020 in Cape Town, Green Building Council South Africa is closely monitoring developments around the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
It’s been said that South Africa is unable to help reduce global warming and that it would be economically unfeasible. But the potential implications of having this mindset are so hugh that doing nothing would be a serious mistake.
Rising utility costs, paired with competitively priced sustainable tools to supplement municipal electricity and water use, mean that sectional title schemes are becoming a more viable marketplace for the green building sector.
The rate of change is accelerating. And the incessant advances in technology are especially being noticed in the property sector. We spoke with Sean Godoy on how PropTech is changing South Africa’s residential market.
Green homes give tenants and owners long-term energy and water savings and a better standard of living – with less costs. Which of these tips do you find the most useful to turn your home green?