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.
There are more than 500 certified green buildings in South Africa and this number keeps going up. The rands and sense of building green is becoming better understood by clients and an ever-growing number of services and products keep up with the demands of the green value chain.
University of Pretoria is the winner of the Greenovate Property Award 2019 and North West University the winner of the Greenovate Engineering Award 2019.
In the years prior to 2016 the Green Building in South Africa: Guide to Costs and Trends Report found the cost of building green, over and above the convention cost of construction, averaged 5.0%.