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Double green rating achieved for GE Africa Innovation Centre
Double green rating achieved for GE Africa Innovation CentreArticle

The GE Africa Innovation Centre (GEAIC) in Melrose Estate, Johannesburg has received top sustainability accreditation from both South Africa and the US...

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Lynette Ntuli, founding director and CEO of Innate Investment Solutions, and TC Chetty, RICS country manager for SA
2019 RICS Summit Africa speaker lineup finalisedArticle

The 2019 Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Summit Africa takes place 29-30 May at the Maslow Hotel in Sandton Central...

13 May 2019

Magazines ABC Q1 2019: No surprises as decline continues
Magazines ABC Q1 2019: No surprises as decline continuesArticle

The magazine category offered no surprises in the Audit Bureau of Circulations of South Africa's (ABC) first quarter (Q1) of 2019, with declining circulations of the past few years continuing...

Danette Breitenbach 9 May 2019

Nedbank Menlyn Maine awarded 5-star Green Star rating
Nedbank Menlyn Maine awarded 5-star Green Star ratingArticle

The Green Building Council of South Africa has awarded Nedbank's Menlyn Maine building a five-star Green Star rating in Existing Building Performance...

30 Apr 2019

R400m food manufacturing plant launches in Gauteng
R400m food manufacturing plant launches in GautengArticle

The doors have officially opened to a new 22,700m² food production facility belonging to In2food, in the OR Tambo Special Economic Zone in Johannesburg...

10 Apr 2019

Meeting the green education challenge
Meeting the green education challengeArticle

What a difference a decade makes! Ten years ago, the retail environments industry was almost desperate for help in understanding "all that green stuff"...

Leo Van De Polder 9 Apr 2019

New MDA office awarded Net Zero Carbon pilot certification
New MDA office awarded Net Zero Carbon pilot certificationArticle

The new MDA Attorneys office in Houghton, Johannesburg, is one of the first buildings in South Africa to receive a Net Zero Carbon pilot certification...

8 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

Danone unveils €240m sustainable baby food plant in the Netherlands
Danone unveils €240m sustainable baby food plant in the NetherlandsArticle

Danone has opened a new Nutricia production facility in the Netherlands, to meet growing, global demand for specialised infant formula...

27 Mar 2019

Saint-Gobain showcases its skills development programme
Saint-Gobain showcases its skills development programmeArticle

The French Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian recently visited Saint-Gobain South Africa's premises in Germiston where the company showcased its skills development programme...

8 Mar 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

Wild Coast Sun achieves first-in-Africa Net Zero Waste certification
Wild Coast Sun achieves first-in-Africa Net Zero Waste certificationArticle

Sun International's Wild Coast Sun has achieved Africa's first Net Zero Waste rating from the Green Building Council of South Africa...

1 Mar 2019

2019 office décor trends - tips to keep pace
2019 office décor trends - tips to keep paceArticle

Décor trends evolve continually, and it is not financially viable to redecorate your office space with every new trend. However, more millennials hold senior positions, Generation Z is also entering the workplace...

Leon Breytenbach 1 Mar 2019

Magazines ABC Q4 2018: Magazine freefall continues
Magazines ABC Q4 2018: Magazine freefall continuesArticle

The Audit Bureau of Circulations of South Africa's Total Magazine circulation was disappointing for both the quarter and year as percentage decline for both are higher than the other quarters in 2018...

Danette Breitenbach 13 Feb 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

Morphosis designs multi-bridged form building in Sejong City
Morphosis designs multi-bridged form building in Sejong CityArticle

Pritzker prize-winning architect Thom Mayne's firm Morphosis has released the design for a multi-bridged form commercial building in Sejong City...

22 Jan 2019

How will the Carbon Tax affect mobility in South Africa?
How will the Carbon Tax affect mobility in South Africa?Article

It is a new year filled with promise and new opportunities to address our increasing climate challenges...

Songo Didiza 18 Jan 2019

Stefano Boeri Architetti unveils design for "greenest building" in Belgium
Stefano Boeri Architetti unveils design for "greenest building" in BelgiumArticle

Stefano Boeri Architetti has unveiled the design for Palazzo Verde in Antwerp's Nieuw Zuid district...

31 Dec 2018

#BizTrends2019: Struggling construction sector must develop a new talent perspective
#BizTrends2019: Struggling construction sector must develop a new talent perspectiveArticle

South Africa's declining infrastructure remains an area of concern for the country's future, yet despite the current environment, opportunities exist for construction companies...

Théo Gaultier 27 Dec 2018

#BestofBiz 2018: Construction & Engineering
#BestofBiz 2018: Construction & EngineeringArticle

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2018 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views...

14 Dec 2018

Forest-like effect created for new office building in Amsterdam
Forest-like effect created for new office building in AmsterdamArticle

Amsterdam and Dusseldorf-based architecture firm Benthem Crouwel Architects has completed a new office building for the employees of the Goede Doelen Loterijen, a Dutch Charity Lottery...

10 Dec 2018

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

#EntrepreneurMonth: Magnastruct to launch 100% fire retardant, affordable informal dwelling
#EntrepreneurMonth: Magnastruct to launch 100% fire retardant, affordable informal dwellingArticle

Using MagnaBoards - a 100% fire retardant material, Magnastruct is currently in the planning stages of launching a self-assembling, affordable informal dwelling called the The Square...

Sindy Peters 5 Nov 2018

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Cotton On's philanthropic wing has invested R100m in SA educationArticle

Its first project in South Africa is the upgrade of Ethekwini Primary School in KwaMashu, Durban...

1 Nov 2018

How building eco-friendly hotels can help develop ROI
How building eco-friendly hotels can help develop ROIArticle

In this day and age, building 'green' should be the norm rather than the exception, however, misconceptions on green building 'tax' still seem to hinder the decision...

16 Oct 2018

IT and the green economy identified as future-orientated businesses in South Africa
IT and the green economy identified as future-orientated businesses in South AfricaArticle

Leading global financial services firm J.P. Morgan has been supporting a number of companies to conduct in-depth research into the SME sector...

Issued by Gordon Institute of Business Science 15 Oct 2018

IT and the green economy identified as future-orientated businesses in SA
IT and the green economy identified as future-orientated businesses in SAArticle

South African SMEs are estimated to represent 90% of formal businesses, provide employment to about 60% of the labour force and contribute approximately 34% of the country's GDP...

12 Oct 2018

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How the construction sector's moving towards greener building techniquesArticle

Green building and sustainability are words that remain at the forefront of conversations for many South Africans...

Jolene Blundell 12 Oct 2018

New fund invests R2bn into Joburg inner-city redevelopment
New fund invests R2bn into Joburg inner-city redevelopmentArticle

Divercity Urban Property Fund has committed R2bn to the redevelopment of Johannesburg's inner-city precincts, starting with the iconic Absa Towers Main building and Jewel City...

11 Oct 2018

GBCSA expert mentors African winner in global showdown of RICS competition
GBCSA expert mentors African winner in global showdown of RICS competitionArticle

GBCSA's Sian Cohen will mentor the African winner and global finalist in the RICS Cities for our Future competition in their effort to take home the top prize of £50,000...

11 Oct 2018

2018 GBCSA Awards winners announced
2018 GBCSA Awards winners announcedArticle

This year's GBCSA Awards winners were awarded during the gala dinner of the 11th Annual Green Building Convention...

9 Oct 2018

Virgin Active SA partners GBCSA, sponsoring rating tool
Virgin Active SA partners GBCSA, sponsoring rating toolArticle

Committed to zero environmental impact by 2030 across its 143 clubs in Southern Africa, Virgin Active South Africa has partnered with the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) to sponsor a Net Zero Rating Tool...

2 Oct 2018

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2018 Green Building Convention to address global Race to ZeroArticle

The 11th Annual Green Building Convention will take place at the Century City Conference Centre from 3-5 October in Cape Town...

1 Oct 2018

Rooftop solar installation at Black River Park in Cape Town
The rise of customer centri(cities) in South AfricaArticle

Last month I was invited to present the benefits of the green economy to over 50 mayors as part of a themed panel discussion on 'Municipal finances as a catalyst for the local economy'...

Songo Didiza 28 Sep 2018

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Biophilia trend takes root in SA officesArticle

Biophilia - humankind's innate connection with nature - is a trend growing more popular in South Africa's offices...

27 Aug 2018

New green-rated HQ for Pizza Hut and KFC Africa
New green-rated HQ for Pizza Hut and KFC AfricaArticle

Yum Brands, which owns KFC Africa and Pizza Hut Africa, has moved into its new green-rated headquarters at Knightsbridge Office Park in Bryanston, Johannesburg...

21 Aug 2018

2018 Fairlady Santam Women of the Future Awards' winners
2018 Fairlady Santam Women of the Future Awards' winnersArticle

Fairlady magazine announced the winners of the annual Fairlady Santam Women of the Future Awards at Summer Place in Hyde Park on Friday, 17 August...

17 Aug 2018

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Collaboration key to building for the future - WSP #womeninSTEMArticle

If the African vision of Agenda 2063 for an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa is to be achieved, enablement through sustainable built environment intervention will be an important contributor...

14 Aug 2018

Magazines ABC Q2 2018: Decline continues
Magazines ABC Q2 2018: Decline continuesArticle

The decline in magazine circulation continued unabated. Total Magazine circulation declined by 3.9% on the previous quarter, and by 15.1% on the prior year...

Danette Breitenbach 13 Aug 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

Finalists for 2018 Fairlady Santam Women of the Future Awards announced
Finalists for 2018 Fairlady Santam Women of the Future Awards announcedArticle

The finalists for the 2018 Fairlady Santam Women of the Future Awards have been announced...

30 Jul 2018

Samrand keeps its cool
Samrand keeps its coolArticle

Despite the sweltering summer heat in Gauteng in recent years, the Samrand data centre has literally kept its cool with an average annual PUE of 1.2 over three years.

Issued by Hetzner 18 Jul 2018

Development starts on new R3bn mixed-use precinct
Development starts on new R3bn mixed-use precinctArticle

Phase one is now under way on the R3bn Sandton Gate precinct development...

1 Jun 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...

Issued by Perfect Word 31 May 2018

Gallagher venue of choice for new Construction SummitArticle

The debut of the African Construction Summit will be held at Gallagher Convention Centre, 26 and 27 May 2010. The Summit is the initiative of the Construction Industry Development Board (cidb) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and will address contemporary issues facing the African and international construction industry.

Issued by Gallagher Convention Centre 24 May 2018

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Sustainable conferences and events: An event greening guideArticle

Conferences and events have a significant impact on the communities and the environment where they are hosted - some good, some bad. What is the right way to address sustainability?

11 May 2018

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