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.
It’s been said that South Africa is unable to help reduce global warming and that it would be economically unfeasible. But the potential implications of having this mindset are so hugh that doing nothing would be a serious mistake.
The MSCI Green Annual property index is in its 3rd year and continues to provide an independent and consistent comparative return on investment for green certified and non-certified offices.
Like energy drives movement, so energy from electricity enables economic growth. But South Africa uses more energy to do less when compared to similar developing economies, which means that we burn through much more energy to compete.
All Capetonians, whether at home or in their places of work or learning, need to take action. Firstly, as an emergency response to prepare for – or ideally avoid – Day Zero, and secondly, to make plans for a long term shift in how we use water. Manfred Braune