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Green Building News

Office developers clamber for green-building accreditation, despite the crisis and higher costs

By: Christy van der Merwe     22nd May 2009 Although there is no Green Star SA rated and certified property development in South Africa as yet, all the signs point to a built-environment industry that is beginning to take up the challenge of environmentally sound development, and one that is increasingly willing to transform. 

Midrand’s Zonk’izizwe Town Center chosen as climate-positive project 

By: Christy van der Merwe     20th May 2009 The multi-billion Zonk’izizwe Town Center, an Old Mutual Property Investment’s mixed-use development in Midrand, was chosen as one of 16 founding projects of the Climate Positive Development Programme (CPDP). The programme was a Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI) programme supporting the... 

Menlyn Maine strives to cut on-site carbon emissions to below zero

By: Creamer Media Reporter      19th May 2009 A new mixed-use development in Pretoria, , Menlyn Maine, was on Tuesday announced as one of 16 founding projects of the Climate Positive Development Programme, which supported the concept of real estate developments that strive to reduce the amount of on-site carbon dioxide emissions to below... 

Green building material verification tool launched in SA

By: Jade Davenport     8th May 2009 Africa’s first Internet-based green-building product-verification tool was launched in Cape Town late last month. 

SA launches 2010 Sustainability Awards

By: Christy van der Merwe     7th May 2009 The 2010 Sustainability Awards, recognising exceptional public service projects with an emphasis on sustainable development, were launched at the Development Bank of Southern Africa in Midrand on Thursday. Officially launching the awards was 2010 FIFA World Cup local organising committee (LOC)... 

Green building council to start work on Green Star SA retail rating tool

By: Christy van der Merwe     28th April 2009 The Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) on Tuesday said it was looking for members to form a technical working group, which would work on the development of the Green Star South Africa retail rating tool. This would follow the model of the already established rating tool for office... 

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