In 2018, the proportion of green buildings will climb from 2017’s 41% to 61% of all South African building project activity.
The first four projects to be certified as Net Zero (pilot) in South Africa are the Vodafone Site Solution Innovation Centre in Midrand, Gauteng; Estuaries Plaza in Century City, Cape Town; and Greenfields Industrial Park in Cape Town and Two Dam Sustainable in Montagu in the Western Cape.
Under a new agreement, the GBCSA is now licenced to certify green buildings throughout the African continent with the Green Star rating system. The licence agreement allows the GBCSA, in collaboration with other African green building councils, to sub-licence and use Green Star with their Local Context Report to certify buildings in their respective countries.
“Intelligent systems design engages and merges both low tech and high tech solutions for comfort, water, energy, food and mobility. For example, designing a community for walkability and bike-ability, while supporting smart infrastructures for transit and driving, is the mark of ‘intelligent mobility design’.
A study that the GBCSA conducted with the help of the ASAQS and the University of Pretoria looks at the cost of green building
These projects were the City of Johannesburg Council Chambers; No 5 Silo; Century City Square; and Sasol Place, which was recognised as the winner of the Interiors category as well as the overall winner of the Innovative Excellence in Property Development Awards.
The Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) has great pleasure in announcing that Streetlight Schools’ Jeppe Park Primary is the first school in Africa to receive a Green Star rating, having achieved a 4 Star Green Star SA Interiors v1 certification.
As it enters its 10th year in operation, The Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) has reached the remarkable milestone of 250 green building certifications in Africa. Streetlight Schools’ Jeppe Park Primary achieved a 4 Star Green Star SA Interiors v1 certification earlier this month, marking this the 250th certification […]
This is not just about doing the right thing, although that is, of course vital in the face of our local and global environmental challenges. It also makes good business sense to be investing in renewable energy, water harvesting and using innovative energy and water saving practices.
Reinforcing Standard Bank’s green leadership, they are the first bank to receive a rating for 2 Green Star Interiors ratings.