Green Buildings in South Africa

A snapshot of SA energy regulatory framework

The building stock in the world consumes approximately 40% of the energy and emits one third of the total greenhouse gases emissions (GHG).

Significant milestone for Buildings rated with Green Star SA certifications

The Green Building Council South Africa's (Gbcsa) total buildings rated with Green Star SA certifications hit the 200 mark for the first time, following the council's 10th year of operation.

It Doesn’t Cost to Build Green, says Study

Despite the growing recognition of sustainable practices and green buildings, concern within the facilities industry continues due to lack of accurate quantifiable information regarding the financial cost and economic impacts of high-performance buildings.

Standard Bank awarded a breakthrough 5 Star Green Star SA Interiors Rating

The Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) celebrated another milestone in the movement to a greener built environment with the recent Green Star SA Interiors certification of Standard Bank’s newly-refurbished 3 Simmonds Street office in Johannesburg.

Property owners eye energy alternatives

Architects and property developers across african countries have started 'thinking green' when they plan new developments by employing renewal energy sources.

Green building is an economic necessity says Nedbank Executive

While questions have arisen about the potential crushing effects of the recent economic situation on the trend toward green building and retrofitting, Nedbank Corporate Property Finance regional executive, Ken Reynolds has concluded that the value of green building remains strong.

Rustenburg’s Waterfall Mall gets Rooftop Solar Panel Plant

Growthpoint Properties today announced it has signed agreements with Solar Century Africa and Eskom to install a utility scale solar power plant on the rooftop of its Waterfall Mall in Rustenburg.

GBCSA takes up residence in a new ‘greener’ office space

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.

Standard Bank’s Rosebank development earns 5 Green Stars

The R2.7 billion Standard Bank’s Rosebank new office development has achieved a 5 Green Star rating certification from the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA).

Growthpoint unveils 4-Star green-rated office building in Midrand

Growthpoint Properties today announced that it has assembled prime green offices at 44 on Grand Central in Midrand - opposite the Gautrain Midrand station.

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