Green building policy for 'old, sick' govt buildings

2018-10-08 20:32

The Department of Public Works has launched its green building policy, which will support sustainable construction and enable the creation of "green jobs".

It's drawdown or game over - environmental activist

2018-10-07 17:27

We can't just 'mitigate' global warming - we must reverse it, says renowned environmental activist Paul Hawken. And, he adds, the top ways to do this surprise you: eat more plants, support smallholders, and educate girls.

Cities to play increasingly important part in Africa’s development

2018-06-14 17:17

Africa’s burgeoning big cities will play an increasingly central role in the continent’s growth and development, driven largely by Africa’s rapid urbanisation.

Five new green ratings for V&A Waterfront buildings

2018-03-15 17:38

The V&A Waterfront in Cape Town was awarded five Green Star Ratings from the Green Building Council of South Africa.

WSP picks up two Greenstar Leadership Awards

2017-10-23 18:30

WSP in Africa has received a Leading Company Award during the Greenstar Leadership Awards ceremony hosted at the recent Green Building Convention.

Allure of green building warms up in SA

2017-02-09 19:57

So far more than 230 formal green building certifications have been achieved in South Africa.

Growthpoint’s Greenovate scoops up top property innovation award

2016-06-29 18:39

Growthpoint Properties’ Greenovate Awards Programme has claimed the SA Property Owners Association Excellence Award for Innovation.

Growthpoint celebrates green achievements

2015-11-20 17:08

A new R157m green office development by Growthpoint Properties in Umhlanga’s Ridgeside precinct has become Durban’s first 5-Star Green Star SA rated building.

SA’s top green building achievements honoured

2015-11-06 13:20

Hotel Verde in Cape Town has come out tops in the Green Star SA Leadership Awards 2015 at the annual Green Building Convention in Cape Town.

Eco-mobility, public transport in spotlight

2015-10-28 18:56

Eco-mobility and sustainable public transport in South Africa will be in the spotlight at the 2015 Green Building Convention in Cape Town.

 

There's a problem with 'Wakanda visions' for African cities - academic

2018-10-08 12:00

The problem of "Wakanda visions" - made popular in the movie Black Panther - for African cities is that it implies a highly exclusive and exclusionary set-up, says an academic.

Why the Steinhoff saga made it hard to know who to trust

2018-10-05 20:57

Incidents like the Steinhoff saga has made it hard to know who you can trust, says the head of environmental, social and governance engagement at Investec Asset Management.

RICS signs MoU with Green Building Council SA

2018-05-31 17:53

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Green Building Council SA.

Green building uptake seen in SA and rest of Africa

2017-11-03 18:15

The uptake of green building principles is not surprising as the shift to sustainable practices has proven to be a significant business case, says an expert.

Growthpoint launches SAPOA and GBCSA rated portfolio

2017-10-02 16:50

Growthpoint Properties has launched a property portfolio in SA that is highly rated by both the SA Property Owners Association and the Green Building Council SA.

Green building: a love for life will help

2016-11-14 17:02

The Green Building Council of South Africa has attended COP21 in Paris in December last year and is represented by the World Green Building Council this year.

Tenants increasingly green aware

2016-04-01 16:11

Tenants are increasingly looking for green rental spaces, says Nkuli Bogopa, president of the SA Institute of Black Property Practitioners.

Chevron SA cuts water, power use at head office

2015-11-16 15:22

Buildings can contribute a lot to pollution, says Shashi Rabbipal, chair of Chevron SA.

Growthpoint sets bold green building targets

2015-11-04 19:31

Growthpoint Properties has targeted boosting its solar energy generation capacity to over 6MWp by mid-2016 to become one of the largest generators of rooftop solar power in South Africa.

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