While the ‘green revolution’ in residential property, unlike in the commercial sector, is still in its infancy, rapid strides in technology and increasing awareness of the potential cost savings and reduced environmental impact are making good sense to more and more home owners – and home buyers, says Pam Golding Properties.

Hyprop Investment Limited’s Gauteng-based regional shopping centre, Clearwater Mall, has tripled the generation output of its solar photovoltaic PV plant and now boasts Africa’s largest rooftop Solar PV system.

Monday, 10 November 2014 11:25

Clearwater Mall goes Green with Solar Energy

Energy efficiency at Hyprop’s Clearwater Mall is set to rise with the installation of a 500kWp solar photovoltaic plant (“PV”) which went operational last week.

It’s been just over one year since the first set of solar PV projects – from the first round of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programme (REIPPPP) – went online. During this time, the contribution of solar PV generation to the grid has grown as more projects became operational.

The Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) will be joining Green Building Councils across the globe to celebrate World Green Building Week, and has invited all South Africans to take part in the celebration by getting involved in making their homes and workspaces greener.

Growthpoint Properties Limited today posted distribution growth of 7.5% for its full year to 30 June 2015, delivering results at the upper end of its market guidance.

Emira Property Fund has announced it is investing R17,6 million for generators to serve retailers at its super-regional Wonderpark Shopping Centre in Pretoria to help counteract the detrimental effects of load shedding on their businesses.

Purchases of electricity by municipalities have decreased by 4.4% between the quarters ended December 2014 and March 2015, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) said on Tuesday.

Joburg looks to Portland  to evaluate the feasibility of its in-pipe hydropower system to generate energy in bid to keep lights on.

The cost of living in the country's economic hub will rise substantially as of July 1.

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