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UCT game-changers scoop first place in Greenovate Awards

Along with the inaugural Greenovate Engineering Award, environmental game-changers from the University of Cape Town (UCT) took first place in this year's Greenovate Awards...

6 Dec 2017

Sustainable re-use and recycling work for heritage buildings and places too

The desire to preserve the special character and historical significance of unique places and buildings is at the heart of heritage preservation...

By Jason Byrne and Tony Matthews 4 Dec 2017

Greywater systems to save gardens (and property values) during dry summers

Greywater systems are an excellent way to keep your garden looking great, especially in times of drought or water restrictions, which will add to the aesthetic appeal of your home when you decide to sell, says Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa.

1 Dec 2017

Virgin exercises its green credentials

Virgin Active Collection Menlyn Maine is the second of the health club group's facilities to be awarded a 4-star Green Star SA rating for interiors...

30 Nov 2017

Could this magnesium oxide-based material help put an end to rampant shack fires?

The Cape continues to experience rampant shack fires that devastate those with property in the informal sector...

27 Nov 2017

#WindAc 2017: How to select a wind farm development site without compromising visual resources

There are many considerations to take into account when developing a wind farm, one of which is the impact on visual, aesthetic, and scenic resources in and around a potential location...

By Sindy Peters 21 Nov 2017

AHEC Seed to Seat Initiative to be displayed in CT

The American Hardwood Export Council's 'Seed to Seat' furniture collaborative will be displayed at Young Blood Gallery in Cape Town from 20 November to 20 December...

17 Nov 2017

#WindAc 2017: Transition to renewables well under way

Today saw the start of WindAc Africa 2017 - the annual "academic hour for wind power" hosted by the South African Wind Energy Association...

By Sindy Peters 14 Nov 2017

Belhar Gardens receives EDGE preliminary grading from GBCSA

The Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) has recognised the Belhar Gardens social housing development for its water and energy saving design...

9 Nov 2017

How to ensure the shortest payback period for commercial solar

While the payback period on commercial solar photovoltaic (PV) systems has decreased substantially to within five years or less, reducing the time depends largely on the property owner...

31 Oct 2017

Engineering student develops solution to CT water crisis

Nkosinathi Nkomo, a civil engineering student at the University of Cape Town has come up with a solution to the water crisis in Cape Town...

27 Oct 2017

Energy efficiency a must for construction industry

Public Works Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko on Monday, 23 October, called on the construction industry to embrace innovative technologies that have superior energy efficiency performance compared to conventional materials...

25 Oct 2017

#GBCSA2017: The potential for buildings to become mini utilities

The future of large public utilities, such as Eskom, is uncertain...

By Sindy Peters 20 Oct 2017

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International

Can a tech company build a city? Ask Google

Sidewalk Labs, the urban innovation startup owned by Google's parent company Alphabet, has announced a partnership with the City of Toronto to develop a new waterfront precinct. Time to ask Google: can you build a city?

By Sarah Barns 20 Nov 2017

Jordan plans new city to ease crowding and congestion

Jordan has announced plans to build a new city east of the capital Amman in order to ease rising population density and traffic congestion.

7 Nov 2017

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