http://www.engineeringnews.co.za
  SEARCH
Login
R/€ = 14.35Change: 0.02
R/$ = 11.16Change: 0.02
Au 1223.59 $/ozChange: 2.16
Pt 1337.00 $/ozChange: 6.00
 
 
Note: Search is limited to the most recent 250 articles. Set date range to access earlier articles.
Where? With... When?








Start
 
End
 
 
And must exclude these words...
Close Main Search
Close Main Login
My Profile News Alerts Newsletters Logout Close Main Profile
 
Agriculture   Automotive   Chemicals   Competition Policy   Construction   Defence   Economy   Electricity   Energy   Environment   ICT   Metals   Mining   Science and Technology   Services   Trade   Transport & Logistics   Water  
What's On Press Office Tenders Suppliers Directory Research Jobs Announcements Contact Us
 
 
 
RSS Feed
Article   Comments   Other News   Research   Magazine  
 
 
Sep 13, 2002

First eco-village being built at Ivory Park

Back
Cape Town|Construction|DURBAN|Engineering|Joburg|Johannesburg|London|Africa|Arup|Arup South Africa|Cement|Concrete|EcoCity Trust|Housing|Lafarge|Lafarge South Africa|Peabody Trust|PROJECT|Projects|Water|Africa|South Africa|Ivory Park|Building|Cement|Construction-materials Group|Energy|Food|Indigenous Technologies|Services|Environmental|United States Agency For International Development|World Wide Fund For Nature|ADRIAN CAMPBELL|Bill Dunster Architects|Dev Devan|Frederic Rogemont|Infrastructure|Water|Maryland|African Indigenous Technologies|Wastewater Treatment
Construction|Engineering||Africa|Arup|Cement|Concrete|Housing|Lafarge|PROJECT|Projects|Water|Africa|||Building|Energy|Services|Environmental||Infrastructure|Water||
cape-town|construction|durban|engineering|joburg|johannesburg|london|africa-company|arup|arup-south-africa|cement-company|concrete|ecocity-trust|housing|lafarge|lafarge-south-africa|peabody-trust|project|projects|water-company|africa|south-africa|ivory-park|building|cement|construction-materials-group-industry-term|energy|food|indigenous-technologies|services|environmental|united-states-agency-for-international-development|world-wide-fund-for-nature|adrian-campbell|bill-dunster-architects|dev-devan|frederic-rogemont|infrastructure|water|maryland|african-indigenous-technologies|wastewater-treatment
© Reuse this Construction-materials group Lafarge South Africa has stepped up its involvement in sustainable development with the donation of cement and concrete to the eco-village being built by the City of Johannesburg and the EcoCity Trust at Ivory Park, in Midrand.

Work on the first phase of the project, which started a few years ago and then stopped, restarted in June and should be completed by the end of this month.

An eco-village combines African indigenous technologies and cultural practices with western technologies to create a vibrant local economy which has sustainable development as its main principle.

It aims to supply most of its needs for water, food, energy, wastewater treatment, refuse recycling and even infrastructure, but still pay rates to the local authority. The Ivory Park eco-village was modelled on the Beddington Zero (fossil) Energy Development (Bedzed) in London, which generates its own energy from renewable sources and helps residents reduce their ecological footprint.

The Ivory Park eco-village – the first to be built in South Africa – has now been twinned with Bedzed, developed by BioRegional UK, Bill Dunster Architects, Arup Engineers UK, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and the Peabody Trust.

The City of Joburg suports the concept as a new way of planning development and has donated the land for the project. Through a poverty alleviation grant, accessed from the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism, finances (R2-million) have been found to complete the business phase of the eco-village. Additional funds were sourced through the climate change programme also of the department and USAID.

The architectural and ventilation design of the Ivory Park project was undertaken by Era Architects, while the engineering and structural designs were produced by Arup South Africa, which is also responsible for project implementation.

"The engineering design was undertaken by Adrian Campbell, of our Cape Town office," says Dev Devan, a project manager at Arup South Africa. The WWF is also involved in the South African project.

Devan says that Arup and the other organisations providing materials and services to the project are doing so free of charge. "Arup is also working on other eco-village projects in this country, and is facing similar challenges of achieving much sustainable development," says Devan. Dr Frederic Rogemont, the MD of Lafarge South Africa says "this projects fits in well with the Lafarge tradition of supporting sustainable social upliftment schemes".

He adds that Lafarge, which in June donated R1-million-worth of building materials for the Habitat housing project in Durban, may continue to support the eco-village, "but now on a basis which is not charity".

The first phase of the Ivory Park project comprises core-infrastructure buildings, including a dome-roofed cr
Edited by: Martin Zhuwakinyu
© Reuse this Comment Guidelines (150 word limit)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other News This Week News
MANUFACTURING CAPABILITY Reliable Transformers designs and manufactures dry-type and oil-filled power and distribution transformers up to 3.5 MVA
While Ekurhuleni-based transformer manufacturer Reliable Transformers currently designs, manufactures and tests its products according to the SANS 780 specifications for distribution transformers and other applicable transformer specifications, it is working towards...
GHAREEB SAAD Kaspersky Lab products contain strong heuristics engines that monitor suspicious file execution to detect attacks
Global endpoint security solutions company Kaspersky Lab has introduced new measures to prevent cyber criminals from accessing sensitive data, alongside its malware-signature and heuristic device analysis detection methods. Threats to mobile devices have increased...
MICHAEL FLETCHER Real-time information available to government when citizens use publicly funded Wi-Fi networks will enable it to communicate with citizens and provide services
To ensure uptake and a positive impact, Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) networks in cities must be provided at schools, community centres and commercial centres to enable citizens and government to access information that will improve access to and delivery of services....
More
 
 
Latest News
The Standard Bank Group has been named one of the world’s greenest banks by Bloomberg Markets, ranked eighteenth out of 20 global finance institutions recognised for their investments in green-energy projects and efforts to reduce their own waste and carbon...
Patricia de Lille, PJ Rabie and Dominic Chennells
In a boost for renewable energy, the City of Cape Town has signed its first small-scale embedded electricity generation contract with Black River Park Investments, an office park in Observatory.  The 74 000 m2 office park uses large-scale solar power systems to...
Nigerian energy company Oando said on Tuesday its pre-tax profit in the first half rose 103% to 12.53-billion naira from 6.15-billion naira in the same period last year. Revenue dropped to 194.55-billion naira compared with 280.32-billion, the firm said in a filing...
More
 
 
Recent Research Reports
Road and Rail 2014: A review of South Africa's road and rail infrastructure (PDF report)
Creamer Media’s Road and Rail 2014 report examines South Africa’s road and rail transport system, with particular focus on the size and state of the country’s road and rail network, the funding and maintenance of these respective networks, and the push to move road...
Real Economy Year Book 2014 (PDF Report)
This edition drills down into the performance and outlook for a variety of sectors, including automotive, construction, electricity, transport, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum.
Real Economy Insight: Automotive 2014 (PDF Report)
This four-page brief covers key developments in the automotive industry over the past 12 months, including an overview of South Africa’s automotive market, trade figures, production and the policies influencing the sector.
Real Economy Insight: Construction 2014 (PDF Report)
This five-page brief covers key developments in the construction industry over the past 12 months. It provides an overview of the sector and includes details of employment in the sector, infrastructure and municipal spending, as well as insight into companies’...
Real Economy Insight: Electricity 2014 (PDF Report)
This five-page brief covers key developments in the electricity industry over the past 12 months, including details of State-owned power utility Eskom’s generation activities, funding and tariffs, independent power producers and prospects for the sector.
Real Economy Insight: Road and Rail 2014 (PDF Report)
This six-page brief covers key developments in the road and rail industries over the past 12 months, including details of South Africa’s road and rail network and prospects for both sectors.
 
 
 
 
 
This Week's Magazine
MANUFACTURING CAPABILITY Reliable Transformers designs and manufactures dry-type and oil-filled power and distribution transformers up to 3.5 MVA
While Ekurhuleni-based transformer manufacturer Reliable Transformers currently designs, manufactures and tests its products according to the SANS 780 specifications for distribution transformers and other applicable transformer specifications, it is working towards...
GHAREEB SAAD Kaspersky Lab products contain strong heuristics engines that monitor suspicious file execution to detect attacks
Global endpoint security solutions company Kaspersky Lab has introduced new measures to prevent cyber criminals from accessing sensitive data, alongside its malware-signature and heuristic device analysis detection methods. Threats to mobile devices have increased...
MICHAEL FLETCHER Real-time information available to government when citizens use publicly funded Wi-Fi networks will enable it to communicate with citizens and provide services
To ensure uptake and a positive impact, Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) networks in cities must be provided at schools, community centres and commercial centres to enable citizens and government to access information that will improve access to and delivery of services....
Eco-estate Monaghan Farm, located near Lanseria airport, north-west of Johannesburg, has taken a new approach to modern living and sustainability with its 517 ha development, dedicated to farm living.
Forklift and lift-truck distributor Goscor Lift Hi-Reach launched the Genie SX-180, the tallest self-propelled super boom in Africa, in Johannesburg last month. “As the official distributor of the well-known Genie range of equipment in Southern Africa, we are pleased...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alert Close
Embed Code Close
content
Research Reports Close
Research Reports are a product of the
Research Channel Africa. Reports can be bought individually or you can gain full access to all reports as part of a Research Channel Africa subscription.
Find Out More Buy Report
 
 
Close
Engineering News
Completely Re-Engineered
Experience it now. Click here
*website to launch in a few weeks