Engineering News | Green Building and Industries https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/page/green-building-1 Sat, 15 Jun 2019 22:41:37 +0200 FeedCreator 1.7.3 Construction sector biggest greenhouse gas contributor https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/building-construction-and-operations-largest-contributor-of-greenhouse-gasses-2019-05-30 Mc'Kyla Nortje Green Building and Industries Fri, 14 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +0200 521363 1560239895 1560463200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000802446_resized_gbcsagreenbuilding0520191022.jpg DORAH MODISE The GBCSA welcomes the introduction of these instruments in an effort to promote energy efficiency 511 287 New green building certification introduced in South Africa https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/new-green-building-certification-introduced-to-s-africa-2019-05-30 Mc'Kyla Nortje Green Building and Industries Fri, 14 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +0200 521360 1560239894 1560463200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000802453_resized_marloessolidgreen0520191022.jpg MARLOES REININK The Living Building Challenge is possibly the most rigorous green building certification programme and sustainable design framework globally 511 287 Energy-saving LEDs illuminate hospital https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/energy-saving-leds-illuminate-hospital-2019-05-30 Mc'Kyla Nortje Green Building and Industries Fri, 14 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +0200 521358 1560239896 1560463200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Health club receives net zero waste rating https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/health-club-receives-net-zero-waste-rating-2019-05-31 Mc'Kyla Nortje Green Building and Industries Fri, 14 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +0200 521471 1560239896 1560463200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000802458_resized_ecolutionsgreenbuilding0520191022.jpg NOTHING GOES TO WASTE Currently 93% of the gym’s waste is being diverted – an amount that was possible through an initial waste audit calculation 511 287 Green light for ‘net zero’ https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/green-light-for-net-zero-2019-05-31 Mc'Kyla Nortje Green Building and Industries Fri, 14 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +0200 521462 1560239896 1560463200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000802439_resized_gbcsarosebankoffices0520191022.jpg RATINGS The GBCSA Rosebank office received a 4-Star Interiors Rating based on the assessment of the environmental attributes of the building’s interior fit-outs 511 287 Entrenched player furthers green building https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/entrenched-player-furthers-green-building-2018-06-15 Tasneem Bulbulia Green Building and Industries Fri, 15 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0200 488107 1528711298 1529013600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000729656_resized_afrisam201516afrisamsaiaawards0520181022.jpg EVERGREEN AfriSam has sponsored a number of awards to recognise notable achievements and work in sustainable building 511 287 Green awareness facilitates product uptake https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/green-awareness-facilitates-product-uptake-2018-06-15 Tasneem Bulbulia Green Building and Industries Fri, 15 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0200 488112 1528711298 1529013600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000729663_resized_denbravennationalsalesmarketingmanagermichaelberg1022.jpg MICHAEL BERG Den Braven believes in providing the best solutions and products that contribute to a healthier and greener environment 511 287 Rescue Rod https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/rescue-rod-2018-06-15 Creamer Media Reporter Green Building and Industries Fri, 15 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0200 489358 1528719783 1529013600 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000732372_resized_primuslinervarioussites211022.jpg 511 287 Sustainable construction championed for building industry https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/sustainable-construction-championed-for-building-industry-2018-06-15 Tasneem Bulbulia Green Building and Industries Fri, 15 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0200 488243 1529049906 1529013600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000729915_resized_concretewallgreenbuilding052018bloomberg1022.jpg VERSATILE Concrete is a sustainable material, with design flexibility, as it can be constructed into any shape, design and finish 511 287 Green building requires holistic approach https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/green-building-requires-holistic-approach-2018-06-15 Tasneem Bulbulia Green Building and Industries Fri, 15 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0200 488134 1529049989 1529013600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000729629_resized_jointbuildingcontractscommittee0520181022.jpg COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING Green building should not be regarded as a separate entity from the rest of a building project but rather as an integral part of the entire project 511 287 Proposed amendment to legislation set to eliminate lead in paint https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/proposed-amendment-to-legislation-set-to-eliminate-lead-in-paint-2018-06-15 Tasneem Bulbulia HEALTH & SAFETY Fri, 15 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0200 488052 1529050080 1529013600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000729652_resized_southafricanpaintmanufacturersassociation0520181022.jpg TAKING THE LEAD The proposed amendment to the Hazardous Substance Act of 2009 will reduce the amount of lead in paint to 90 parts per million 511 287 Municipality reduces GHG by using buses https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/city-of-johannesburg-municipality-aims-to-reduce-ghg-using-green-bus-fleet-2017-06-16 Simone Liedtke Green Building and Industries Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200 454009 1497253646 1497564000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Businesses embracing energy and carbon action plans https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/business-embracing-energy-and-carbon-action-plans-2017-06-16 Simone Liedtke Green Building and Industries Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200 454022 1497253647 1497564000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Company aims for positive impact on environment https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/company-aims-for-positive-impact-on-environment-2017-06-16 Simone Liedtke Green Building and Industries Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200 454103 1497253647 1497564000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Need for environmental awareness in growing industry https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/need-for-environmental-awareness-in-construction-industry-growing-2017-06-16 Simone Liedtke Green Building and Industries Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200 453970 1497253646 1497564000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 South Africans more conscious of greener ways of living https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/south-africans-more-conscious-of-greener-ways-of-living-2017-06-16 Simone Liedtke Green Building and Industries Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200 454131 1497253647 1497564000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000653551_resized_windturbinesstandingreenfieldsatthevedadillowindenergyfarmoperatedbyaccionasainnavarraspain1022bloomberg.jpg INITIAL FOCUS The rating system developed by the Green Building Council of South Africa was initially only focused on new buildings 511 287 Several Green trends expected to emerge this year https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/industry-can-expect-strengthening-trend-this-year-2017-06-16 Simone Liedtke Green Building and Industries Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200 453950 1497258359 1497564000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000653071_resized_victorbouguenonmarketingmanager052017afrisam1022.jpg VICTOR BOUGUENON Trends include South Africa’s property and construction players committing to greener practices 511 287 Need for business to safeguard and support environmental protection initiatives https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/need-for-business-to-safeguard-and-support-environmental-protection-initiatives-2017-06-16 Simone Liedtke Green Building and Industries Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200 455401 1497855448 1497564000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000656500_resized_bailedwaste062017interwaste1022.jpg REWARDING BENEFITS By obtaining green accreditation, businesses are recognised and can be rewarded for the role they play in protecting the environment 511 287 Programme provides in-depth understanding to boost green industry https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/training-programme-provides-in-depth-environmental-understanding-to-boost-green-industry-2017-06-16 Simone Liedtke Green Building and Industries Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200 454025 1497856011 1497564000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Luminaire manufacturer expands product offering https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/luminaire-manufacturer-expands-product-offering-2017-06-16 Simone Liedtke Green Building and Industries Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200 454010 1497860516 1497564000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000653247_resized_solonestandaloneluminaire052017bekaschreder1022.jpg SOL-ONE The luminaire has an integrated photocell and an integrated motion sensor 511 287 Dust suppression system in high demand https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/dust-suppression-system-in-high-demand-2016-08-12 Kimberley Smuts Green Building and Industries Fri, 12 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200 421983 1470404163 1470952800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Company receives environmental certification https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/company-receives-environmental-certification-2016-08-12 Kimberley Smuts Green Building and Industries Fri, 12 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200 422193 1470404163 1470952800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000573871_resized_norcrossagroupsherqmanagerjuliusmcmaster1022.jpeg JULIUS MCMASTER The ISO 14001 certification provides a framework that enables us to manage and enhance our environmental performance 511 287 Remediation of waste tyres reduces carbon emissions https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/remediation-of-waste-tyres-reduces-carbon-emissions-2016-08-12 Kimberley Smuts Green Building and Industries Fri, 12 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200 422170 1470404163 1470952800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Power Up energy systems boost green development https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/power-up-energy-systems-boost-green-development-2016-08-12 Kimberley Smuts Green Building and Industries Fri, 12 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200 421967 1471003712 1470952800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Sustainable concrete structures actively reduce energy consumption https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/sustainable-concrete-structures-actively-reduce-energy-consumption-2016-08-12 Kimberley Smuts Green Building and Industries Fri, 12 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200 421954 1471004243 1470952800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000573283_resized_ciparkinglotwithsunreflection1022.jpeg AIR-BORNE TOXINS DISMISSED Use of titanium dioxide in the surface of concrete results in the conversion of harmful compounds when exposed to ultra-violet light 511 287 Educated consultants, surveyors are key in green initiatives https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/educated-consultants-surveyors-are-key-in-green-initiatives-2016-04-01 Victor Moolman Green Building and Industries Fri, 01 Apr 2016 00:00:00 +0200 403870 1459246987 1459461600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000523400_resized_greenoffice1022.jpeg GREEN BUILDING Success of green technologies depends on all parties being well informed about their application and benefits 511 287 Green techniques, energy management reduce energy demand https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/green-techniques-energy-management-reduce-energy-demand-2016-04-01 Victor Moolman Green Building and Industries Fri, 01 Apr 2016 00:00:00 +0200 403935 1459505588 1459461600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000526175_resized_greenbuildingreuters1022.jpeg RESIDENTIAL ENERGY SAVING Responsibility of saving energy should be shared by consumers and suppliers 511 287 PPS building achieves high green rating https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/pps-building-achieves-high-green-rating-2016-04-01 Victor Moolman Green Building and Industries Fri, 01 Apr 2016 00:00:00 +0200 404562 1459505783 1459461600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000525514_resized_greenbuildingppscentrionfacade1022.jpg RUSTED FACADE Rusted steel facade can easily be melted down and allows for a greener approach 511 287 Policy implementation yields green awareness https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/policy-implementation-yields-green-awareness-2016-04-01 Victor Moolman Green Building and Industries Fri, 01 Apr 2016 00:00:00 +0200 404938 1460122218 1459461600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000526678_resized_alisongroves1022.jpeg ALISON GROVES Using green building techniques can increase creativity and productivity 511 287 Rainwater harvesting helps municipalities https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/rainwater-harvesting-eases-pressure-on-municipal-potable-water-resources-2015-08-14 Dylan Slater Green Building and Industries Fri, 14 Aug 2015 00:00:00 +0200 379466 1439275021 1439503200 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000451793_resized_ecorainpic41022.jpg 511 287 Vehicle OEM improves efficiency, cuts energy use https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/vehicle-oem-improves-efficiency-cuts-energy-use-2015-08-14 Dylan Slater Green Building and Industries Fri, 14 Aug 2015 00:00:00 +0200 379478 1439275023 1439503200 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000451820_resized_motorproductionline131022.jpg FORD RANGER New high-capacity air compressors were installed at a Ford assembly plant where the Ranger is manufactured 511 287 Paints industry spearheads lead-removal mission https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/paints-industry-spearheads-mission-to-remove-lead-from-paint-products-2015-08-14 Dylan Slater Green Building and Industries Fri, 14 Aug 2015 00:00:00 +0200 379476 1439470370 1439503200 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000451816_resized_sapmapaintbrushandcan1022.jpg MAKING PAINT SAFE The quantities of lead used to manufacture some pigmented paints is insignificant 511 287 New emissions regulations impact industry https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/new-emissions-regulations-impact-industry-2015-08-14 Dylan Slater Green Building and Industries Fri, 14 Aug 2015 00:00:00 +0200 379475 1441719178 1439503200 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000451807_resized_envirosmokebloomberg1022.jpg REDUCING GREENHOUSE GASES South Africa has pledged to contribute towards a low-carbon economy 511 287 Utility costs, refurbishment contribute to green building https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/utility-costs-refurbishment-to-contribute-to-growth-in-green-building-sector-2015-04-03 David Oliveira Green Building and Industries Fri, 03 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0200 363556 1427466466 1428012000 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000404968_resized_northpark15copy1022.jpg MITIGATING A NATION'S CHALLENGES Green building initiatives address many of South Africa’s environmental and energy challenges, such as electricity and water shortages 511 287 New green building completed in heart of Joburg https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/new-green-building-completed-in-heart-of-joburg-2015-03-18 David Oliveira Green Building and Industries Fri, 03 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0200 363730 1427966203 1428012000 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000405445_resized_0065fo1022.jpg WWF BUILDING, BRAAMFONTEIN Except for the façade, the original WWF building was deconstructed brick by brick, with every brick being used in the construction of the new building 511 287 Developer exceeds project’s recycled material targets https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/developer-exceeds-projects-green-objectives-2015-04-03 David Oliveira Green Building and Industries Fri, 03 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0200 363698 1427966589 1428012000 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 Retailer continues sustainability drive https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/retailer-continues-sustainability-drive-2015-04-03 David Oliveira Green Building and Industries Fri, 03 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0200 363702 1428590070 1428012000 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 1 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000405347_resized_builders1022.gif BUILDERS WAREHOUSE, RIVONIA The implementation of LEDs, daylight harvesting cells and evaporative cooling has successfully reduced the store's energy consumption to 89 kWh/m2 511 287 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/attachments/53905_2015-03-12_massmart_-_hd_web.mp47037546South African retailer Massmart group sustainability manager Alexander Haw discusses the group’s sustainability initiatives. South African retailer Massmart group sustainability manager Alexander Haw discusses the group’s sustainability initiatives. GBCSA adopts green-product certification scheme https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/gbcsa-adopts-green-product-certification-scheme-2015-04-03 David Oliveira Green Building and Industries Thu, 02 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0200 363928 1427965790 1427925600 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0