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C40 South Africa Buildings Programme

Figure 1: The C40 Technical Officers – Naseema Elias (eThekwini), Azola Zulu (Johannesburg), Lesley Sibanda (Cape Town) and Stanley Nyanyirai (Tshwane) taken at the C40 New Building Efficiency network in Beijing, China.   Four South African cities, namely Cape Town, Johannesburg, eThekwini and Tshwane are part of the C40 South […]

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Our cities work better with nature

A single tree can have a cooling performance of up to ten standard air conditioners by exhaling water vapour through their leaves, according to the US Department of Agriculture. By cooling the environment, trees help reduce the normally-higher temperatures of urban areas, and so make them more comfortable to live […]

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Hemp helps to green buildings

It appears that the benefits of growing industrial hemp are too good to ignore. Besides the fact that it is not marijuana, and so cannot impart any type of high, it absorbs more CO2 per hectare annually than any other commercial crop, including commercial forestry. As a plant restores soil […]

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Considering GBCSA membership? Read this

If you have a commitment to sustainability and participate in the transformation of our local built environment, you are already aligned to the Green Building Council South Africa. As an established membership-based organisation our strength is enabling members collectively champion the green building cause and accelerate the development and adoption […]

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