The Green Building Council SA has launched a new PILOT Socio-Economic Category for Green Star SA rating tools in Gauteng, which will recognise the socio-economic achievements of green building projects.

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University's new R116m Business School is the first in South Africa to receive official "green" design rating accreditation for a public and education building from the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA).

The Green Building Council South Africa is currently developing an interiors tool – a green building rating tool that addresses tenant interior fit outs across different market segments.  

The Green Building Council SA (GBCSA) has taken up residence at its inspired new green office at the Blackriver Park complex in Observatory, Cape Town.

Tuesday, 27 August 2013 11:02

SA making rapid progress on green buildings

Although South Africa is relatively new on the "green building" scene, it is making rapid progress in catching up with the likes of Australia, North America and Europe, says Heath Andersen, associate director at global engineering firm Arup.

June proved a bumper month for green building certifications with a total of six new buildings receiving a Green Star SA rating from the Green Building Council South Africa.

Tower Property Fund, set to list on the JSE under REIT structure, has set a clear strategy of occupancy cost reduction across the board for all the buildings within the fund’s portfolio, with a strong focus on "greening" underpinning the fund.

Growthpoint Properties’ green, state-of-the-art 44 on Grand Central office development in Midrand is complete on time and on budget after a 12-month construction schedule.

In response to evolving market demands and cutting-edge trends in the sustainability space, the 6th annual Green Building Council South Africa Convention & Exhibition, at the CTICC in October 2013, has been somewhat reinvented under the inspiring theme “ReWire”.

The new Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) head office in Pretoria has received a 6 Star Green Star SA Office Design v1 certification from the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA). 

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