The latest MSCI South Africa Green Annual Property Index provides the hard data reinforcing the benefits of certification for green buildings. The index showed that income return on certified green offices improved and is improving – counter to what happened in the rest of the market in 2019.
The GBCSA has added a new Covid-19 innovation credit to its Green Star rating tool. This will reward any design initiatives, construction management procedures, technologies, processes or strategies employed on projects to address Covid-19.
At the GBCSA’s recent annual general meeting on 22 July, CEO Lisa Reynolds outlined the organisations strategy and how it aims to become more agile and responsive to the needs of members, while playing a leading role in broader sustainability discussions and projects.
Cape Town households are encouraged to take part in a range of over the coming weeks and months aimed at helping them save money and create more sustainable lifestyles.
Being unable to leave the house for weeks on end has shown many of us the utility value of good architectural design.
The value of parks and outdoor spaces in South Africa is expected to prove even more precious as our nation deals with the ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic.
It has become critical to design, construct and operate buildings that are energy efficient, resource efficient and environmentally responsible.
Today, we better understand the advantages and disadvantages of working from home. Unfortunately a rising utility bill is one of them.
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.
It used to be a fad, but now the good vibes gained in minimising your carbon footprint around the house are compounded by increased property value, fewer electricity and water costs, and, improved over all quality.