In a milestone achievement, Waterfall City’s Nexus 1 building in Gauteng has become South Africa’s first dual-certified development in the sustainable building arena.
Making an impact
3 May 2024
Liberty Two Degrees has become the first property group in South Africa to achieve the coveted Net Zero Waste Level 2 certification by the GBCSA for four of its malls in Johannesburg, Pietermaritzburg and Cape Town.
Waste not, want not
3 May 2024
On 8 December 2020, it became mandatory for accounting officers and building owners to display and submit an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) for their buildings.
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Deadline Approaching for Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) compliance
3 May 2024
Designed to target both a 6-Star Green Star Office Design V1.1 and a Net Zero Carbon Level 1 (Modelled) rating, Johannesburg’s clean-lined 5 Parks Boulevard exudes a modern sensibility, exemplifying green building efficiencies and adaptability.
DOUBLE Achievement
3 May 2024
The imperative for purified air in South African offices and commercial spaces should be a health and productivity priority, says Lynne Kuter, Director of indoor air quality consultants, LEEP Solutions.
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Toxic indoor air quality is a growing threat in South African workspaces
3 May 2024
When it comes to decarbonising buildings, we’re speaking many different languages. But just as we’ve learned to communicate internationally, stronger alignment on net zero buildings is possible, too.
Aligning the unalignable
3 May 2024
Technologies in the property sector – proptech – have changed the way owners, users and investors operate within the sector.
PROPTECH: Driving the built environment’s sustainable future
3 May 2024
Leading bamboo composite building materials manufacturer Eva-Last is building for a greener Africa – faster than its sustainable raw material, bamboo, takes to replenish!
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A GREENER AFRICA
6 May 2024
+Impact chats to Simisha Pather-Elias, sustainable energy advisor at Sustainable Energy Africa (SEA), who shares some insights as to how the NPO advocates for energy issues within South African governance structures.
ENERGISING CHANGE
6 May 2024
Sandton’s Barlow Park Lifestyle Estate Phase 1 – which has achieved EDGE Preliminary Advanced Certification – shows that mixed-use precincts might well become a feature of sustainable urban living.
URBAN edge
6 May 2024
An award-winning, Cape Town-based company, Terraforce is known for its versatile hollow-core concrete block retaining-wall systems. Meet the women who are steering this innovative business towards an even brighter future.
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Building Blocks 45 years of retaining excellence
6 May 2024
The fresh water crisis is now as urgent as making the transition to zero carbon – WorldGBC has launched a new position paper outlining the role of the built environment in tackling the global water shortage.
EVERY DROP COUNTS: WorldGBC building a water-resilient future
6 May 2024
Research on electricity efficiency in Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies (EDGE)-certified residential units shows that these green homes can significantly reduce bond duration and save on interest.
EDGE RESIDENTIAL ESTATES: benefits in terms of real-world savings
6 May 2024
The built environment touches all aspects of our lives, from our homes and offices to places of instruction and entertainment, shopping centres, and factories.
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The future of utility management in the built environment
9 May 2024
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