http://www.engineeringnews.co.za
  SEARCH
Login
R/€ = 13.69Change: -0.08
R/$ = 12.39Change: -0.01
Au 1169.85 $/ozChange: -2.04
Pt 1067.50 $/ozChange: 6.30
 
 
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 Letters Contact Us
 
 
 
RSS Feed
Article   Comments   Other News   Research   Magazine  
 
 
Mar 20, 2012

Sanral SA’s first parastatal to achieve Green Star rating

Back
Pretoria|Africa|Building|Design|Green Star SA|Resources|Roads|South African National Roads Agency Limited|Star Green Star SA|System|Systems|Water|Africa|South Africa|Sanral Building|Energy|Green Building|Green-building|Systems|Environmental|Brian Wilkinson|Water
|Africa|Building|Design|Resources|Roads|System|Systems|Water|Africa|||Energy|Green Building|Green-building|Systems|Environmental|Water
pretoria|africa-company|building|design|green-star-sa|resources|roads|south-african-national-roads-agency-limited|star-green-star-sa|system|systems-company|water-company|africa|south-africa|sanral-building|energy|green-building-industry-term|green-building-industry-term|systems|environmental|brian-wilkinson|water
© Reuse this



The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) has become the first South African parastatal to achieve a Green Star South Africa (SA) rating for one of its buildings, the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) said on Tuesday.

Sanral’s new corporate head office, in Pretoria, was awarded a 4-Star Green Star SA - Office Design v1 rating. A 4-Star rating is defined as “best practice” in the rating system.

The building, which cost over R100-million and was completed last year, included a “green roof” planted with water-wise succulents, solar-generated hot water for a fresh air heating system and a facade consisting of two layers that increased natural light and views while decreasing heat build-up.

The building also comprised a specialised outer shading layer, or vertical green walling system, which provided essential sun screening. Further, combined with the green roof, the system reduced the urban heat island effect, which was a significant environmental benefit, said GBCSA CEO Brian Wilkinson.

“The Sanral building scored particularly well in the energy and water category - significantly reducing the building’s use of these scarce resources,” he added.

The air-conditioning systems consisted of two air-cooled reverse-cycle heat pump chillers with a combined capacity of about 75% of the peak building-design cooling load.

“Green building offers one of the simplest, most immediate and cost effective ways to reduce human-generated carbon emissions - it is essentially the ‘low-hanging fruit’ - and it is through the efforts made with buildings such as the Sanral corporate head office that South Africa will begin to move towards our commitment of reduced carbon emissions,” he said.

South Africa committed to reducing its carbon emissions by 34% by 2020 and 42% by 2025 below the business-as-usual scenario.

Edited by: Mariaan Webb
Creamer Media Senior Researcher and Deputy Editor Online
© Reuse this Comment Guidelines (150 word limit)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other Construction News
Cabinet in June approved the establishment of a Border Management Agency, to be tasked with integrating the functions of all government departments and agencies that operate at South African ports of entry, said Transport Minister Dipuo Peters on Monday. Speaking at...
The Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) and the Gautrain provincial government “were close to announcing” a R3-billion investment, funded by the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA), to buy additional rolling stock, build a new depot, and install additional...
The World Steel Association has published the 2015 edition of the World Steel in Figures report, which shows an increase in steel production as well as provides an overview of steel industry activities from crude steel production to apparent steel use.
More
 
 
Latest News
State-owned entity Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has started the registration process for its integrated port management system (IPMS), which is scheduled to go live in the Port of Durban at the end of July. TNPA started issuing registration instructions...
The development of rural road infrastructure and public transport services remains critical to the delivery of South Africa’s – and other African States’ – developmenta agenda, requiring meticulous planning that ties in with the socioeconomic needs of the host...
South Africa-focused mineral explorer and developer White Rivers Exploration (WRE) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Windfall Energy to facilitate the joint exploration and development of WRE’s Heilbron and Kroonstad gas assets in the Witwatersrand...
More
 
 
Recent Research Reports
Real Economy Year Book 2015 (PDF Report)
There are very few beacons of hope on South Africa’s economic horizon. Economic growth is weak, unemployment is rising, electricity supply is insufficient to meet demand and/or spur growth, with poor prospects for many of the commodities mined and exported. However,...
Real Economy Insight: Automotive 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book comprises separate reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors.
Real Economy Insight: Water 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors.
Real Economy Insight: Construction 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors.
Real Economy Insight: Electricity 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors.
Real Economy Insight: Road and Rail 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors.
 
 
 
 
 
This Week's Magazine
NHLANHLA NENE The main constraints to economic growth are domestic
Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene earlier this month stated that, while South Africa’s 2015 economic growth target of 2% was achievable, it was not enough to deliver the tax revenue needed to combat the country’s challenges.
The World Steel Association has published the 2015 edition of the World Steel in Figures report, which shows an increase in steel production as well as provides an overview of steel industry activities from crude steel production to apparent steel use.
The 25-year master plan for Gauteng’s Aerotropolis project will go through a process of approval and adoption during June and July, says Aerotroplis project manager Jack van der Merwe. “We are also in the process of putting together a special purpose vehicle (SPV) to...
SOLAR PANELS The existing buildings in the Coega Industrial Development Zone lent themselves well to rooftop solar panel installations
The Coega Development Corporation (CDC) plans to fit 15 of its buildings, totalling 127 000 m2 of roof space, in the Coega Industrial Development Zone (IDZ), in the Eastern Cape, with solar panels.
The Supreme Court of Appeal’s (SCA’s) November 2014 judgment, ordering steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) to hand over the 2003 Environmental Master Plan for its Vanderbijlpark steel plant to environmental pressure groups, confirmed the right of civil...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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
Subscribe Now for $96 Close
Subscribe Now for $96