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Jul 05, 2012

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From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report.
Extensive temperature insulation of residential structures is crucial to the efficacy of off-the-grid, solar-powered living to ensure energy-efficiency. Natalie Greve visited a recent off-the-grid residential development in Midrand to find out more.

Natalie Greve:
With increased demand for sustainable, energy-efficient housing, local developers have shifted focus towards a greener approach to building design. Crucial to low-energy or off-the-electric-grid living, is the ability of the structure to be fully insulated to prevent unnecessary heat transfer. Green Building Company CEO Brett Petzer explains how his most recent development in Midrand is designed to run completely independent of the national power supply.

Green Building Company CEO Brett Petzer

Natalie Greve:
Petzer believes that the South African housing market is ready for the large-scale introduction of green housing.

Brett Petzer

Shannon de Ryhove:

Other news making headlines this week: Supplier diversity could boost economic growth and job creation; and the Gauteng Partnership Fund marks a housing development milestone.

Promoting sustainable supplier diversity would spur job creation and boost economic growth in South Africa, delegates to the South African Supplier Diversity Council’s first yearly conference heard at the end of June.

Klein Inc CEO Venette Klein

Housing development funder the Gauteng Partnership Fund reports that, to date, it has successfully completed over 100 projects, which translates into about 18 000 units.

GPF CIO Boni Muvevi

That’s Creamer Media’s Real Economy Report. Join us again next week for more news and insight into South Africa’s real economy.

Edited by: Shannon de Ryhove
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