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Green Building

Manufacturer grows green products range

6th April 2012 Sealant manufacturer Den Braven South Africa reports that it is producing a growing number of green sealants and adhesives. 

Green hospital completed three months ahead of schedule

By: Leandi Kolver     6th April 2012 Architectural firm ACG Architects & Development Planners has, in joint association with architectural and design firm Ngonyama Okpanum Associates, completed work on a new R400-million hospital, which incorporates green building measures, in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, three months ahead of schedule. 

Companies realising benefit of green label

By: Leandi Kolver     6th April 2012 Companies are realising that they need to differentiate themselves from other businesses by promoting greener business practices, and part of this is developing or renting green building space, says engineering consultancy WSP GREEN by DESIGN sustainable building consultant Alison Groves. 

Programme aims to create competitive green industry in SA

By: Natasha Odendaal     12th August 2011 The National Cleaner Production Centre of South Africa (NCPC-SA) is undertaking a number of projects in an effort to contribute to a competitive and sustainable green industry in South Africa. 

Consultancy urges industry to self-regulate environmental compliance

By: Natasha Odendaal     12th August 2011 Companies should implement self-regulation programmes to mitigate the increasing environmental compliance pressures facing industry, says environmental consultancy Environmental Assurance (Envass) director Emile van Druten. 

COP 17 carbon footprinting contract awarded

By: Natasha Odendaal     12th August 2011 Engineering and management consultancy Arup has been contracted by the eThekwini municipality to assist in calculating the carbon footprint of the seventeenth international Conference of the Parties (COP17) event, which will be held in Durban from November 28 to December 9. 

Environment-friendly companies save more money – consultancy

By: Natasha Odendaal     12th August 2011 Many firms believe that establishing environment-friendly operations is an expensive and time-consuming task; however, the operational savings these companies can achieve through the implementation of green strategies can offset the initial investment, says environmental consultants and advisory... 

New CEO to continue driving environmental sustainability adoption

By: Natasha Odendaal     12th August 2011 The Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) has appointed Brian Wilkinson as CEO, effective July, following founding CEO Nicola Milne’s decision to step down. 

Car manufacturer building green

By: Natasha Odendaal     12th August 2011 Vehicle manufacturer Hyundai Automotive South Africa (HASA) is continuing its drive to ensure its dealerships become more environment-friendly, starting with the development of a new ‘green’ premises for its head office. 

Moving towards an energy efficient industry

12th August 2011 Energy efficiency for local industry remains a fairly ‘green’ pasture for many local companies that cannot draw from experience gained internationally, as is the benefit with globally-represented companies. A lack of knowledge, skills, mentorship, and the lengthy processes legislation has to... 

Council developing new rating tool

By: Dimakatso Motau     1st April 2011 The Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) is developing an energy and water benchmarking rating tool for existing buildings. 

Business leaders call for more green buildings in Cape Town

By: Dimakatso Motau     1st April 2011 Business-led initiative Accelerate Cape Town says the call to move towards the construction of green buildings in the city, forms part of the increasing awareness of the need to protect the environment and mitigate climate change.  

Manufacturer focuses on sustainability of buildings

1st April 2011 Well-planned heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC), plumbing and other mechanical engineering systems are essential to making a building sustainable throughout its life cycle. 

Consultancy to complete R500m contract by midyear

By: Dimakatso Motau     1st April 2011 The new Mauritius Commercial Bank (MCB) headquarters, which are pursuing a rating from the UK’s Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM), in Ebene, outside the capital Port Louis, is nearing completion, reports engineering and management consultancy firm Arup.  

R1,4bn project nearing completion

By: Dimakatso Motau     1st April 2011 The R1,4-billion Absa Towers West green building project, in Marshalltown, Johannesburg, is expected to be complete and fitted out in April. The environmental and sustainability consultancy WSP Green by Design reports that some 2 000 Absa employees have already moved into offices in the building. 

R150m green building project under way

By: Dimakatso Motau     13th August 2010 Global engineering, management and specialist technical services group Aurecon reports that is consolidating its Cape Town operations from three separate buildings into a single location.  

A third rating tool in the pipeline for SA

By: Dimakatso Motau     13th August 2010 The Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) reports that it has recently started developing a new Green Star SA rating tool for Multi-Unit Residential buildings with a targeted pilot launch in December. 

Sanral’s head office to be completed by March 2011 

By: Dimakatso Motau     13th August 2010 Architectural and interior designer company Activate Architecture has been contracted to design the new South African National Roads Agency Limited’s (Sanral’s) R104-million head office, in Pretoria. Construction company GD Irons Construction is the main contractor for this project. Construction... 

Association’s KZN offices go green

By: Dimakatso Motau     13th August 2010 Bruce Clark Associate Architects (BCAA) is currently in the final stages of completing the upgrade the Master Builders Association’s (MBA’s) offices, in Westville, KwaZulu-Natal. The MBA represents contractors operating in the building industry. 

Energy saving technology ensures sustainability

By: Dimakatso Motau     13th August 2010 Consulting engineering company SSI reports that it has completed a contract for the design and construction of the Maize Trust in Pretoria. 

Green building goes beyond construction 

By: Lindsey Berry     14th August 2009 Green building has a positive impact on a number of factors besides simply water and electricity savings. The expansion of green building principles can impact on the ecosystem of an entire city, says PD Naidoo & Associates (PDNA)Consulting Engineers green building initiative coordinator... 

Green Star application submitted for Sandton development

By: Lindsey Berry     14th August 2009 An application to the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) for the design category of the Green Star SA Office-rating version one certification has been submitted for the Nedbank phase two head office, in Sandton. 

management takes on green

By: Lindsey Berry     14th August 2009 International property consultant Colliers International property and facilities management CEO Bill Ward tells Engineering News that green building designs need to take into account the practicalities of running and maintaining buildings in the future. 

Development aims for KwaZulu-Natal’s first 
Green Star SA rating

14th August 2009 The Lincoln on the Lake project being jointly developed by JSE listed property company Growthpoint Properties, the Louis group and Key Developments aims to be the first Green Star SA Office-rating office building in Kwazulu-Natal.


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