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.

Tower Property Fund receives good investor support for its capital raise prior to the fund’s listing on the JSE today.

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.

Wednesday, 03 July 2013 19:12

Greenest municipality winners announced

Ekurhuleni metropolitan has added a feather in its cap by being announced the overall winner in the Greenest Municipalities competition, walking away with prize money of R3.5 million.

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.

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). 

Developed and owned by Zenprop Property Holdings, the new Alexander Forbes Head Office at 115 West Street in Sandton was awarded the Best Overall Development at the recently held SAPOA Innovative Excellence in Property Development Awards for 2013.

Liberty Properties believes green efficiencies are an essential ingredient to business longevity and it is a philosophy that was emphasised on its exhibition stand at the 45th annual SAPOA Convention.

Growthpoint Properties Limited has been awarded two SAPOA Innovative Excellence Awards for Green Development and Industrial Property Development.

A green lease would include obligations on the landlord and tenant to achieve targets for energy consumption and sustainability, among others.

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