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Green Game-Changers Win Greenovate Property and Engineering Awards 2019

University of Pretoria and North West University claim top honours at the Greenovate Awards University of Pretoria is the winner of the Greenovate Property Award 2019 and North West University the winner of the Greenovate Engineering Award 2019. The prestigious Greenovate Awards acknowledge outstanding leadership in environmentally innovative thinking for […]

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New GBCSA Accredited Professional tiering system

Now, the criteria of qualification, experience and level of activity and engagement in the industry will guide the GBCSA’s awarding of the Accredited Professional qualification into to arrange three distinct tiers. How are the three tiers categorised? Accredited Professional Candidate (APc) Students can take the first step in a career […]

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New digital library of exemplar sustainable buildings from across the world launched

World Green Building Council launches a new case study library showcasing  excellence in sustainable development globally, featuring buildings that are net zero carbon and/or enhance human health. On 19 November 2019 the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) launched a new digital case study library showcasing examples of the world’s most cutting-edge […]

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It’s Getting Hot in Here

“The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it,” cites Redefine Properties’ website, a company which, along with other key players in the property sector, has drastically realigned its strategy in the last few years to make green building and sustainable practices an urgent […]

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Green policies slowly help market growth

South Africa’s urban areas set the trend in how the country uses energy. Research indicates that these energy-intensive nodes consume almost half of our national electrical, petrol and diesel consumption, and generate 32% of SA’s energy-related greenhouse gas emissions. And, within the 4.6% of land space they occupy, 46% of […]

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