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The Department of Public Works has launched its green building policy, which will support sustainable construction and enable the creation of "green jobs".
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.
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.
FNB Namibia Holdings’ @Parkside building in Windhoek has been awarded a 5-Star Green Star Africa As Built rating by the Green Building Council.
So far more than 230 formal green building certifications have been achieved in South Africa.
Statistics South Africa’s new R1.4bn home is a certified green building, equipped with solar power appliances.
Growthpoint Properties’ Greenovate Awards Programme has claimed the SA Property Owners Association Excellence Award for Innovation.
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.
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 and sustainable public transport in South Africa will be in the spotlight at the 2015 Green Building Convention in Cape Town.
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.
Architectural technologist’s innovative designs have earned her a growing reputation as one of the best game-changers around.
WSP in Africa has received a Leading Company Award during the Greenstar Leadership Awards ceremony hosted at the recent Green Building Convention.
Tshwane’s swanky R2bn new municipal government offices in the heart of the city boast some of the best green features to be found in South African government buildings.
A new conference in Nairobi will explore sustainability for Africa's buildings.
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 are increasingly looking for green rental spaces, says Nkuli Bogopa, president of the SA Institute of Black Property Practitioners.
Buildings can contribute a lot to pollution, says Shashi Rabbipal, chair of Chevron SA.
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.
More than 200 000 university students will be left without adequate housing when the university year kicks off in February 2016, according to a developer of student accommodation.
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