The Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) today proudly recognised Dr Werner van Antwerpen, Head of Sustainability at Growthpoint Properties, as a true planet shaper, a great friend to green building in South Africa, and this year’s recipient of the GBCSA Chairman’s Award.

Emira Property Fund today announced it has signed an agreement with WSP|Parsons Brinckerhoff for approximately 5,800m² of premium quality sustainable head office space at its leading-edge Knightsbridge office park development in Bryanston.

The Department of Transport and Public Works has been recognised by the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) for its work on a building currently under construction for the Department of Health.

Green building is gaining rapid momentum in Africa with office buildings in Rwanda and Namibia both receiving 6-Star Green Star ratings, certified by the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA).

Due for completion later this year at 50 Katherine Street, Sandton, the new Sasol global headquarters is setting a new standard for commercial property development and corporate workplace environments in South Africa.

The second office block at Century City for global engineering company Aurecon has been awarded a 5-Star Green Star Office v1 Design rating by the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA).

Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA), which promotes green building development in the country, has re-elected Seana Nkhahle as its non-executive chairman and Rudolf Pienaar as non-executive deputy chairman for a second term.

The Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) has urged the country to focus on electricity demand side management rather than just supply management, to consider a total energy debate.

Green building is forecast to double globally by 2018, according to new research, which showcased South Africa as one of the top performers world-wide, reporting the highest percentage of green building projects currently underway.

A new 148-room City Lodge Hotel has opened at Newtown Junction - Atterbury Property Developments’ ground-breaking R1.4 billion mixed-use development in the Joburg CBD.

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