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Green Building News

City of Joburg’s R1.46bn green bond lists on JSE

By: Natalie Greve     19th June 2014 Green building in Johannesburg has received a boost with the listing of the first green bond on the JSE by the City of Johannesburg, making South Africa’s largest metropole the first C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group member to issue a green bond. The R1.46-billion green bond, referred to as... 

Building green impeded by skills shortages

By: Donna Slater     23rd May 2014 A lack of skills and resources nationwide is hampering environment-friendly and sustainable methods of construction, says engineering and design company WSP Group Africa. 

BIG DREAMS
The South African construction industry has the determination and knowledge to build word-class green buildings
Photo by Duane Daws
BIG DREAMS The South African construction industry has the determination and knowledge to build word-class green buildings

Sustainable building driven by environmental concerns

By: Donna Slater     23rd May 2014 Construction companies are aiming to use more sustainable methods of building, as the sector is increasingly being driven by companies’ need to have a lower environmental footprint to meet increasingly stringent environmental legislation, states audit, tax and advisory services firm KPMG. 

GAVIN MAILE
Labour stability and productivity are required to create trust between government and the private sector
GAVIN MAILE Labour stability and productivity are required to create trust between government and the private sector

Grundfos office awarded 5 Star Green Star rating

By: Leandi Kolver     16th May 2014 Pump manufacturer Grundfos’ new office development, in Germiston, has been awarded a 5 Star Green Star South Africa – Office Design v1 rating by the Green Building Council of South Africa. The offices and associated warehouse facilities, were developed in conjunction with property investment... 

Grundfos office awarded 5 Star Green Star rating

South Africa’s property sector increasingly embracing green building 

By: Anine Kilian     2nd May 2014 South Africa’s green-building sector has accomplished two major milestones this year: celebrating its fiftieth Green Star SA certification rating and the election of Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) execu- tive chairperson Bruce Kerswill as the chair- person of the World Green... 

South Africa’s property sector increasingly embracing green building

South Africa’s property sector increasingly embracing green building

By: Anine Kilian     2nd May 2014 South Africa’s green-building sector has accomplished two major milestones this year: celebrating its fiftieth Green Star SA certification rating and the election of Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) executive chairperson Bruce Kerswill as the chairperson of the World Green Building... 

South Africa’s property sector increasingly embracing green building

Habitat rehabilitation can boost ecosystems and create jobs

By: Schalk Burger     2nd May 2014 The continuous and active rehabilitation and remediation of habitats not only improves the robustness of the habitats and provides space for natural ecology to take place, but also creates sustainable employment, says Department of Water Affairs Crocodile river integrated water resource... 

GBCSA celebrates 50 Green Star SA certifications

By: Anine Kilian     11th April 2014 South Africa’s green building movement has gained significant momentum, celebrating its fiftieth Green Star SA certification in only six years, and with a further 150 projects in the Green Star SA registration pipeline, the impact will increase significantly. “In South Africa, certified new green... 

Green economy could aid in global unemployment challenge 

By: Natasha Odendaal     9th April 2014 Transitioning to a green economy can help the world mitigate rising unemployment levels, particularly at a time when youth unemployment is peaking. Globally, in 2013, 202-million people were unemployed, up five-million on the previous year, said International Labour Organization (ILO) Green Jobs... 

Green economy could aid in global unemployment challenge

Iliad Africa mulls roll-out of more stores following restructuring

By: Irma Venter     4th April 2014 Iliad Africa has reported a loss of R6.59-million for the year ended December 31, compared with R33.6-million profit in 2012. Revenue was flat, at R4.46-billion, compared with R4.49-billion for the year ended December 31, 2012. Iliad Africa listed on the JSE in 1998, and sources, distributes,... 

Going green is now mainstream for building design

By: Jonathan Rodin     4th April 2014 While there may have been initial uncertainty in the construction industry in terms of making buildings more sustainable – in line with the Green Star South Africa ratings – the practice of doing so has become “business as usual”, says consulting engineers WSP Group commercial director Simon Berry. 

Software assists building in achieving six star rating

By: Jonathan Rodin     4th April 2014 The No. 1 Silo of the Victoria and Alfred Silo Precinct received a six star Green Star South Africa rating from the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) last year, which is the first office building in Cape Town to do so, and the second in South Africa. 

Mind shift needed for sustained energy efficiency

By: Jonathan Rodin     4th April 2014 To alleviate the constant pressures of environmental consideration, US technology group Johnson Controls has developed a seven-step process for Central Plant Optimisation (CPO), which can deliver sustained energy savings of up to 60%. 

Management systems to ‘green’ buildings

By: Jonathan Rodin     4th April 2014 Energy management is being considered an integral part of any organisation and an important consideration to any corporate budget if implemented correctly into a company’s business strategy, says facilities management provider Servest South Africa and Africa COO Steve Wallbanks. 

Samsung hands over first Digital Village  

By: Leandi Kolver     1st April 2014 Consumer electronics producer Samsung Electronics on Tuesday handed over its first South African Digital Village to the community of Malibongwe Ridge, in Gauteng. The multibillion-dollar village, which was first unveiled in October last year, would provide the community with much-needed education... 

Samsung hands over first Digital Village
Samsung Electronics VP and CFO Minkyu Lee and Gauteng Department of Economic Development head Albert Chanee speak at the handover of the Digital Village. Camerawork & editing: Nicholas Boyd. Recorded: 01/04/2014.

Access to funds a challenge limiting Joburg’s green environment initiatives

By: Pimani Baloyi     28th March 2014 The difficulties of accessing international financial assistance and meeting stringent borrowing conditions were a collective barrier to fully developing and rolling out climate change programmes for the City of Johannesburg, said city mayor Parks Tau at the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Summit... 

CITY OF JOHANNESBURG
The city is on its way to being one of the top ten greenest cities in Africa
Photo by Bloomberg
CITY OF JOHANNESBURG The city is on its way to being one of the top ten greenest cities in Africa

Recommendations to foster greener environments

By: Pimani Baloyi     28th March 2014 The international community could make several strides in averting the negative effects of climate change by following the recommendations of the Oxford Martin Commission (OMC) for Future Generations report on climate change, poverty, governance and disease, says South African Minister in the... 

Smaller businesses lack accurate information on green building

By: Pimani Baloyi     28th March 2014 South African small, medium-sized and microenterprises (SMMEs) are not properly informed about measures that are required to create greener and energy efficient businesses, says facilities management company Servest. Servest Group COO Steve Wallbanks tells Engineering News that this is mostly... 

Building materials supplier begins to feel infrastructure impetus

By: Irma Venter     28th March 2014 Dawn reaped the rewards of increased government spend on water infrastructure and increased sales in Africa, among other factors, as it in March reported a 18% jump in operating profit, to R158.9-million for the half-year ended December 31, compared with the same period in 2012. Revenue was up... 

Dawn profit jumps 18% on healthy African growth, govt water spend

By: Irma Venter     13th March 2014 Dawn reaped the rewards of increased government spend on water infrastructure and increased sales in Africa, among other factors, as it on Thursday reported a 18% jump in operating profit, to R158.9-million for the half-year ended December 31, compared with the same period in 2012. Revenue was up... 

Cape Quarter to undergo greening transformation

By: Natalie Greve     12th March 2014 Tower Property Funds’ flagship property, the Cape Quarter, in Cape Town, is set to undergo an “extensive greening transformation” as part of the fund’s greening and occupancy cost-reduction strategy. The fund, which listed under the JSE’s new real-estate investment trust structure in July 2013,... 

Cape Quarter to undergo greening transformation

Africa key as Aussie market matures, says Johnstaff

By: Irma Venter     10th March 2014 Melbourne-based consulting engineering and project management firm Johnstaff celebrates its 22nd birthday this year. MD Phil Johnston started the company after spending roughly ten years at Dillingham construction, followed by a spell at Leighton Contractors. Johnstaff’s growth came organically,... 

Africa key as Aussie market matures, says Johnstaff

Food packaging industry to boost SA recycling capabilities

By: Pimani Baloyi     7th March 2014 The South African food packaging industry can make an enormous contribution to the country’s recycling capabilities and simultaneously grow its economy, packaging solutions provider Damax Sebenza Pack MD Brian Lovell tells Engineering News. He cites that at Damax Sebenza Pack’s 3 500 m2... 

Struggling Grinaker-LTA expected to break even in next financial year

By: Irma Venter     7th March 2014 Grinaker-LTA remained a persistent thorn in Aveng’s side for the six months ended December 31, while several claims on large projects also piled on the pressure. Aveng CEO Kobus Verster says revenue for the construction and engineering group increased 11%, to R27.65-billion, for the six months... 

Global real estate landscape enters new era

By: Natasha Odendaal     4th March 2014 As confidence returns to the real estate industry following the global financial crisis, the industry needs to gear up to adapt to a “fundamental shift” that will “shape its future” over the next six years, a new report by professional services firm PwC revealed on Tuesday. The ‘Real Estate 2020:... 

Global real estate landscape enters new era

Creamer Media publishes research report reviewing SA's construction sector

4th March 2014 Creamer Media’s Construction 2014 report examines South Africa’s construction industry over the past 12 months. The report provides insight into the business environment, the key participants in the sector, local construction demand, geographic diversification, competition within the sector,... 

Creamer Media publishes research report reviewing SA's construction sector

GBCSA hits a milestone as it certifies 50th building

By: Natasha Odendaal     28th February 2014 The Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) said on Friday that South Africa now boasted 50 certified green buildings – as the nation embraced a greener future. The built environment globally was responsible for one-third of all carbon emissions, said GBCSA CEO Brian Wilkinson, adding that... 

Department of Environmental Affairs Green Building Construction Phase
Photo by Duane Daws
Department of Environmental Affairs Green Building Construction Phase

Contractor laments SA’s limited public-infrastructure progress

By: Irma Venter     28th February 2014 Government spending has been rolling out in a number of focused pockets, such as water, healthcare and power, but there has been little movement on government’s “big themed strategic projects” as part of its national infrastructure plan, says Group Five CEO Mike Upton. He notes Cabinet will... 

Problem contracts, labour unrest take toll on Aveng 

By: Irma Venter     25th February 2014 Grinaker-LTA remained a persistent thorn in Aveng’s side for the six months ended December 31, while several claims on large projects also piled on the pressure. Aveng CEO Kobus Verster said on Tuesday that revenue for the construction and engineering group increased 11%, to R27.65-billion, for... 

Problem contracts, labour unrest take toll on Aveng
Aveng CEO Kobus Verster talks about margins and problem contracts. Camerawork: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Shane Williams. Recorded: 25/02/14.

LEDs for aesthetic performance

By: Donna Slater     21st February 2014 Light-emitting diode (LED) solutions were chosen as part of the aesthetic upgrades for the stores of cellular services provider MTN. Designers and manufacturers of LED solutions LED Lighting South Africa (SA) worked with MTN’s store design team for the first time at the end of 2012 to use LED... 

LED TECHNOLOGIES
The latest light-emitting diode technologies, lenses and power-supply technology are sourced to provide the newest technology
LED TECHNOLOGIES The latest light-emitting diode technologies, lenses and power-supply technology are sourced to provide the newest technology

Group Five reports 28% jump in profit, tight civils market

By: Irma Venter     17th February 2014 Government spending had been rolling out in a number of focused pockets, such as water, healthcare and power, but there had been little movement on government’s “big themed strategic projects” as part of its national infrastructure plan, said Group Five CEO Mike Upton on Monday. He noted Cabinet... 

Mike Upton
Photo by Duane Daws
Mike Upton

Purchase Creamer Media’s Construction Research Report and receive a free subscription

17th February 2014 Creamer Media’s Construction 2014 report examines South Africa’s construction industry over the past 12 months. The report provides insight into the business environment, the key participants in the sector, local construction demand, geographic diversification, competition within the sector,... 

Purchase Creamer Media’s Construction Research Report and receive a free subscription

Warehouse chain investing in cost effective heating and cooling

By: Pimani Baloyi     14th February 2014 Local warehouse chain Makro has been investing in cost-effective ways of heating and cooling its warehouses and refrigeration systems, says store development manager Alan Walker. He adds that Makro introduced an initiative to construct “new generation stores” that would be designed for energy... 

First two Bridgeways buildings achieve Green Star ratings

By: Leandi Kolver     7th February 2014 The first two completed office buildings in the new “all-green” Bridgeways commercial precinct in Century City, in Cape Town, have been awarded Green Star South Africa (SA) – Office V1 Design ratings, developers Rabie Property Group announced on Friday. The new ratings brought the number of Green... 

Bridgeways precinct
Bridgeways precinct

Civil engineering body expects election hiatus, works to mend competition fences

By: Irma Venter     5th February 2014 Government’s two infrastructure priorities for the year will be the Medupi and Kusile coal-fired power stations, says South African Federation of Civil Engineering Contractors (Safcec) president Norman Milne. “The deadline is for Medupi to deliver power from the first unit by the end of 2014 and... 

Civil engineering body expects election hiatus, works to mend competition fences

KZN ‘Green Street’ offers valuable grassroots green-building insight

By: Sashnee Moodley     24th January 2014 The Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) believes the success of its Cato Manor Green Street Project, in KwaZulu-Natal, and the lessons learnt from the project can strengthen the green building movement in South Africa, and it hopes that these practices will soon become the norm. GBCSA... 

KZN ‘Green Street’ offers valuable grassroots green-building insight

Esorfranki dragged down by lossmaking contracts

By: Irma Venter     13th December 2013 Three loss-making contracts sharply eroded profits at JSE-listed civils and construction group Esorfranki for the six months ended August 31. The company reported a 38.5% increase in revenue compared with the same period last year, to R1-billion, but saw profit for the period plummet 95.3%, to... 

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