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Energy performance certificates set to become mandatory for some buildings
Energy performance certificates set to become mandatory for some buildingsArticle

Some non-residential buildings will soon become required by law to display an energy performance certificate...

30 Apr 2021

How going green could help maintain rentals as energy costs rise
How going green could help maintain rentals as energy costs riseArticle

With Eskom set to hike electricity tariffs by 15.63% from April, commercial and retail tenants will be bracing for increased strain on already tightly stretched budgets...

Gregg Huntingford 5 Mar 2021

Real estate under the spotlight: Is sustainability becoming mainstream?
Real estate under the spotlight: Is sustainability becoming mainstream?Article

As the world grapples with the uncertainty surrounding the long-term implications of Covid-19, there is a measure of agreement on one thing...

4 Mar 2021

Green buildings can bring fresh air to design, but they can also bring pests
Green buildings can bring fresh air to design, but they can also bring pestsArticle

Throughout the world, architects are designing green buildings, whether it's in their sustainable construction, environmentally friendly operation or actually green by style...

Norman Day 4 Jan 2021

A sustainable future: Green buildings key to reducing energy consumption
A sustainable future: Green buildings key to reducing energy consumptionArticle

Construction is a key sector to address South Africa's housing shortage and infrastructure needs, and thus is unlikely to slow down...

Thabang Byl 18 Nov 2020

Covid-19 will not change cities in long term - Norman Foster
Covid-19 will not change cities in long term - Norman FosterArticle

Delivering an opening keynote to the first United Nations Forum of Mayors earlier this month in Geneva, Switzerland, Norman Foster, founder and executive chairman of Foster + Partners, said the coronavirus pandemic will not change cities in the long term...

26 Oct 2020

Radisson Red building is the new green
Radisson Red building is the new greenArticle

The Silo District's No. 6 Silo building, which now houses the new-concept 252-room Radisson Red Hotel, won the Green Buildings Council of South Africa (GBCSA) award for the Best 'Other' Development...

23 Sep 2020

Growthpoint, Serra achieve first Green Star EBP Industrial rating in Gauteng
Growthpoint, Serra achieve first Green Star EBP Industrial rating in GautengArticle

Growthpoint and Serra Services recently achieved a five-star Green Star Existing Building Performance (EBP) rating for an industrial building in Gauteng - a first for the province...

2 Jul 2020

The future of green buildings in a post-Covid-19 world
The future of green buildings in a post-Covid-19 worldArticle

The Covid-19 lockdown has offered us an unexpected opportunity to reflect on our relationship with the planet, and the insurmountable evidence of climate change and its impact on our everyday life...

Brett Chrystal 11 May 2020

Standard Bank issues green bond via IFC
Standard Bank issues green bond via IFCArticle

Standard Bank has issued its first green bond, a 10-year facility with the express purposes of raising capital for use in on-lending by Standard Bank Group's (SBG) Sustainable Finance Business Unit...

5 Mar 2020

Vodacom's Cape Town HQ awarded 5-star Green Star certification
Vodacom's Cape Town HQ awarded 5-star Green Star certificationArticle

Following a refurbishment and implementation of various sustainable interventions, Vodacom's Century City building in Cape Town has been accredited...

2 Mar 2020

Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre awarded 5-star Green Star rating
Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre awarded 5-star Green Star ratingArticle

The Green Building Council of South Africa has awarded the V&A Waterfront's Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre a five-star Green Star - Existing Building Performance v1 rating...

5 Aug 2019

Carolina Minio-Paluello, global head of solutions, Lombard Odier
Green bonds are helping investors take action against climate changeArticle

Climate change is one of the most pressing sustainability challenges investors are facing today. It presents a systemic risk that is very difficult for investors to diversify away...

Carolina Minio-Paluello 29 Jul 2019

MSCI Green Annual Property Index reveals higher return in case of green-certified properties
MSCI Green Annual Property Index reveals higher return in case of green-certified propertiesArticle

Released in conjunction with the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) and sponsored by Growthpoint Properties, the MSCI South Africa Green Annual Property Index measures investment returns for a total of 317 prime and A-grade offices...

4 Jul 2019

GBCSA chair Nkosinathi Manzana to sit on World Green Building Council board
GBCSA chair Nkosinathi Manzana to sit on World Green Building Council boardArticle

Green Building Council South Africa board chair Nkosinathi Manzana has been appointed as a director to the World Green Building Council (WGBC) board as of 1 July 2019...

3 Jul 2019

Balwin Properties breaks world green Edge registration record
Balwin Properties breaks world green Edge registration recordArticle

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has confirmed that JSE-listed property developer Balwin Properties' Edge registration of over 16,000 units is a global first...

27 Jun 2019

From design to deconstruction, green building gains momentum in SA
From design to deconstruction, green building gains momentum in SAArticle

Legaro Properties is no stranger to the green building industry with the lifestyle and commercial property developer scooping last year's GBCSA Award for highest rated green building in South Africa for its 78 Corlett Drive development in Melrose North, Johannesburg...

Sindy Peters 19 Jun 2019

KFC Newmarket awarded LEED Retail certification
KFC Newmarket awarded LEED Retail certificationArticle

KFC Newmarket this year received LEED certification under the LEED 2009 for Retail - New Construction tool...

10 Jun 2019

Smart cities: The promises and failures of utopian technological planning
Smart cities: The promises and failures of utopian technological planningArticle

Technology and innovation transform the ways that we interact with governments, purchase products and manage our health and lives. This turmoil affects cities...

Sylvie Albert 30 Apr 2019

Why more retailers are going green
Why more retailers are going greenArticle

Every week, around the world, an area of floor space the size of Paris is constructed. With building and construction comes harmful emissions that remain with us for decades...

Iggy Sathekge 3 Apr 2019

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5 disruptors the commercial property market should consider during 2019Article

The past year has seen a plethora of disruptors which are influencing the world of commerce, the property market included...

Leon Breytenbach 5 Mar 2019

Green buildings must do more to fix our climate emergency
Green buildings must do more to fix our climate emergencyArticle

After more than three decades of talk about the potential of building green, we've still failed to change the way we design and construct buildings...

Meg Holden and Rebecca Holt 6 Feb 2019

UCT takes top honours in 2018 Greenovate Property, Engineering Awards
UCT takes top honours in 2018 Greenovate Property, Engineering AwardsArticle

For the second year in a row, the University of Cape Town (UCT) has taken top honours in both the Greenovate Property Awards and the Greenovate Engineering Awards 2018...

4 Dec 2018

Viable forest solutions are needed to build greener, healthier cities says FAO
Viable forest solutions are needed to build greener, healthier cities says FAOArticle

"More sustainable models of urban growth are urgently needed," said Hiroto Mitsugi, Food and Agriculture Organisation assistant director-general, Forestry Department at the opening of the first World Forum on Urban Forests...

28 Nov 2018

#WomensMonth: Solid Green celebrates 50+ green building certifications
#WomensMonth: Solid Green celebrates 50+ green building certificationsArticle

Founded in 2010 by Marloes Reinink, Solid Green Consulting is all about advancing sustainability in the African built environment...

Sindy Peters 3 Aug 2018

Elaine Jack, city improvement district manager, Sandton Central Management District
Sandton Central welcomes City of Joburg's separation-at-source strategyArticle

The City of Joburg's and Pikitup's mandatory separation-at-source programme, which started on 1 July 2018, has been welcomed by Sandton Central...

27 Jul 2018

How green hospitality encourages a more sustainable way of life
How green hospitality encourages a more sustainable way of lifeArticle

"We must create and sustain a world in which we are working with the environment, rather than against it. The travel and hospitality industries play a key role in how people from around the world come to see and understand the possibilities of green living."

18 Jul 2018

Efficient, sustainable and effective facilities management
Efficient, sustainable and effective facilities managementArticle

Facilities that are not properly cared for can potentially result in the 'sick building syndrome', whereby office workers are commonly affected with symptoms such as headaches and respiratory problems...

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Growthpoint celebrates green bond listing on JSE
Growthpoint celebrates green bond listing on JSEArticle

Growthpoint Properties, the first South African company and real estate investment trust to issue a green bond programme on the JSE, celebrated the occasion with a bit of fanfare...

26 Apr 2018

Residential units in Sandton Gate development to launch second quarter of 2018
Residential units in Sandton Gate development to launch second quarter of 2018Article

Craft Homes has announced that the first phase of 140 apartments within Sandton Gate development - a mixed-use precinct - will be launching in the second quarter of 2018...

4 Apr 2018

Watershed at the V&A Waterfront
V&A buildings awarded five new Green Star ratingsArticle

The Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) has awarded the V&A Waterfront five new Green Star ratings bringing to 12 the number of ratings awarded to various buildings at the V&A Waterfront...

16 Mar 2018

Growthpoint goes greener to attract specialised investors
Growthpoint goes greener to attract specialised investorsArticle

Growthpoint Properties has become the first South African company to issue a green bond programme on the JSE...

Alistair Anderson 14 Mar 2018

#BizTrends2018: Sub-Saharan Africa real estate opportunities abound
#BizTrends2018: Sub-Saharan Africa real estate opportunities aboundArticle

To some people, Africa south of the Sahara is an unknown - a region of which to be wary. But to informed investors and entrepreneurs...

Malcolm Horne 8 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Green building on the rise in South Africa
#BizTrends2018: Green building on the rise in South AfricaArticle

The impact of buildings and construction on the environment is astounding...

Dorah Modise 3 Jan 2018

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#BizTrends2018: Green buildings, fit for a sustainable purposeArticle

According to the latest United Nations Economic Commission for Africa report, Africa is the fastest urbanising region after Asia. The report also highlights that despite the current slowdown in many African economies...

Alison Groves 28 Dec 2017

Saleem Karimjee, IFC country manager for Southern Africa
There's trillions to unlock in climate-related private investmentArticle

With smart policy reforms and innovative business models, African countries can meet their Paris Agreement promises and catalyse trillions of dollars in private investments...

2 Nov 2017

Seven ways wine farms can protect SA's natural resources
Seven ways wine farms can protect SA's natural resourcesArticle

Cavalli wine estate shares seven environmentally friendly tips that can help other wine farms protect their natural resources and become custodians of the land they farm on...

25 Oct 2017

Nigel Oseland, workplace strategist and change manager
These natural building ingredients can help increase productivityArticle

Only 53% of wage earners think their place of work helps their productivity...

24 Oct 2017

#GBCSA2017: The potential for buildings to become mini utilities
#GBCSA2017: The potential for buildings to become mini utilitiesArticle

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

Sindy Peters 20 Oct 2017

GBCSA announces rebrand of Green Star SA rating system
GBCSA announces rebrand of Green Star SA rating systemArticle

Green Building Council South Africa's (GBCSA) Green Star SA rating system has been rebranded Green Star Africa to support its uptake throughout the continent...

9 Oct 2017

Growthpoint launches dual-certified property portfolio
Growthpoint launches dual-certified property portfolioArticle

Growthpoint Properties has launched its Thrive Portfolio which comprises 71 dual-rated office buildings in locations nationwide spanning more than 850,000m2 of office space, and valued at R16.1bn...

4 Oct 2017

#InnovationMonth: Stainless steel LCC brought into 21st century with app
#InnovationMonth: Stainless steel LCC brought into 21st century with appArticle

According to Sassda executive director John Tarboton, one of the biggest obstacles to the specification of stainless steel in certain applications is the misperception that it's more expensive in comparison to other initially cheaper options...

Sindy Peters 19 Sep 2017

The next step in sustainable design: Bringing the weather indoors
The next step in sustainable design: Bringing the weather indoorsArticle

A building's primary purpose may be to keep the weather out, but most do such an effective job of this that they also inadvertently deprive us of contact with two key requirements for our well-being and effectiveness: nature and change...

Kevin Nute 14 Jul 2017

Africa shows rising interest in green building design
Africa shows rising interest in green building designArticle

The UNEP Sustainable Buildings and Climate Initiative attributed 30% of annual carbon emissions to the global building sector...

Alison Groves 12 Jul 2017

GGC2017 to tackle critical issues in green building space
GGC2017 to tackle critical issues in green building spaceArticle

The fifth Going Green Conference (GGC2017) is set for 13-15 September in Pietermaritzburg...

Sindy Peters 12 Jul 2017

Government building achieves four-star Green Star SA Office v1 - As Built rating
Government building achieves four-star Green Star SA Office v1 - As Built ratingArticle

WSP has achieved a four-star Green Star SA As Built rating for the refurbishment of the Agrivaal building and the newly constructed adjacent public building, Batho Pele House...

27 Jun 2017

Integrated clean technology solutions can help solve water issues
Integrated clean technology solutions can help solve water issuesArticle

At this stage, we must conceive we all have a shared responsibility towards water conservation. What is needed is an integrated approach to resolving these current challenges...

Songo Didiza 6 Jun 2017

Eco-building trend puts companies on the map
Eco-building trend puts companies on the mapArticle

Green-rated buildings are putting companies on the map in terms of both physical presence and eco-friendly footprint, while eco-aware architecture is rapidly becoming en vogue...

5 Jun 2017

#AUW2017: Buildings offer significant opportunity for energy efficiency
#AUW2017: Buildings offer significant opportunity for energy efficiencyArticle

One of the many pertinent questions asked at this year's African Utility Week was...

Sindy Peters 21 May 2017

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