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Green Building and Industries

Consultancy alters green processes due to Covid 19

By: Claire O'Reilly     11th June 2021 Owing to the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions in South Africa last year, sustainability consultancy Solid Green altered its processes to assist the City of Johannesburg (CoJ) in meeting its net zero carbon goal by 2030, developing an EcoDistrict methodology for the city. 

Hydrogen company enters collaboration with solar company

11th June 2021 Global hydrogen company Nel Hydrogen Electrolyser, a division of Nel ASA, has entered a collaboration with global provider of comprehensive solar photovoltaic (PV) solutions First Solar to develop integrated PV hydrogen power plants.  

Timber’s viability overlooked by developers

11th June 2021 It is estimated that two-billion metres squared of new building stock will be required every year between 2019 and 2025 to keep up with urban development and population growth.  

Timber’s viability overlooked by developers
WOOD REDUCES CARBON OMMISIONS Carbon dioxide is removed from our atmosphere by wood plantations during their rotations of seven to 20 years.

Wood beneficial for the circular economy

By: Claire O'Reilly     11th June 2021 The Wood Structural Engineering Department at the University of Pretoria (UP) says policy needs to be developed to ensure wood forms part of the circular economy. A circular economy is an economic developmental approach designed to benefit businesses, society and the environment. In contrast to... 

Pioneers for sustainable urban regeneration

By: Claire O'Reilly     11th June 2021 An urgent shift from traditional market practice towards the ‘green industrial revolution’ is underway, hence specialised commercial property financial services company TUHF’s advocating for the following of green and sustainable building principles in the construction and building industries.  

Index celebrates 5 years in ‘green’ investment

11th June 2021 Now in its fifth year, the financing company MSCI South Africa Green Annual Property Index continues to support the investment case for green buildings in the commercial property sector. 

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