Wednesday, 17 September 2014 09:18

GBCSA honours South Africa's brightest Green Stars

South Africa's top rated Green Star buildings and top green building professionals were announced at the Green Star Leadership Awards 2014, held at the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) Convention, sponsored by Nedbank, in Cape Town last week.

The IPD South Africa Annual Green Property Indicators strongly supports the case for green building.

Friday, 12 September 2014 11:35

Inspiring a Green Building legacy in Africa

By 2030 an expected 40% of Africans will be living in cities. How do we build an African Urban Green Legacy?

The leading green building event in South Africa - the 7th Annual Green Building Convention brought to you by the Green Building Council of South Africa - is set to take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 10 – 12 September 2014.

Green Building groundswell sees 50 Green Star SA certified buildings in South Africa

After six decades at its previous location in Alrode, south of Johannesburg, Dulux South Africa has moved its head office to brand new premises at Greenstone in Modderfontein.

In a pioneering move, the Green Building Council SA (GBCSA), with sponsorship from Old Mutual Property, is set to launch a new PILOT Socio-Economic Category (SEC) for Green Star SA rating tools, which aims to recognise the socio-economic achievements of green building projects.

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.  

Wednesday, 25 September 2013 17:34

Green buildings can deliver unexpected savings

Apart from the obvious environmental benefits, the advantages of sustainable building design, construction and operation are becoming increasingly evident in all areas of business, most notably the bottom line.

More and more property developers are opting for sustainability, not only as an alternative building initiative, but as a unique selling point to discerning buyers. 

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