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Creative Ways To Green Your Home This Holiday

The year is drawing to a close and the Christmas spirit is well in the air. With the bustle of everyday life slowing down, it’s the perfect time to focus on greening your home. While there may be big adjustments that you could make, for instance installing a greywater system […]

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EDGE Green Building Certification South Africa

EDGE Green Building Certification

Globalisation and rapid urbanisation are taking over cities across the world, which is resulting in threatened infrastructure, energy shortages, waste accumulation, water insecurity and air pollution to name a few. The need for greener, more sustainable buildings to combat the ill effects of such growth, however, is increasing. Through green […]

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World Cities Day – From Green Buildings to Green Cities

A sustainable city can be defined as a city that meets its developmental responsibility (social justice and urban safety) in a sustainable, spatially transformed and resource efficient way (natural and economic resources, and human capacity) that takes into account the limited biophysical planetary boundaries (environmental thresholds). (Oxford Martin University, 2013: […]

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5 of the World’s Greenest Buildings

Bullitt Centre

The demand for greener, more sustainable buildings around the world is increasing rapidly.  More cities are investing in eco-friendly buildings that are self-sustaining in areas of energy, water, waste and carbon emissions. To wrap up World Green Building Week 2017, we compiled a list of some of the greenest buildings […]

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Ecolution Consulting’s Top Five Green Building Projects

In light of Green Building Week 2017, we have put together a roundup of five of our favourite green building projects that we have been proud to be a part of. Hotel Verde Scope: lead sustainability consultants Hotel Verde has been one of our greatest success stories as a true […]

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WGBW2017 Drives Awareness to Advance Net Zero Buildings

World Green Building Week

World Green Building Week takes place from 25 September – 1 October 2017 and we are proud to be participating in this green initiative to view buildings as catalysts for action against climate change. This year’s theme “Our Hero Is Zero”, is driving awareness around the need for rapid transformation […]

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Four Leaf Estate receives EDGE final certification, a first in Africa.

Fourleaf Estate residential development in Port Elizabeth is the first residential project in Africa to meet the EDGE resource-efficiency standard and receive EDGE final certification.  Ecolution Consulting were the EDGE auditors for the Fourleaf project,  ensuring that all criteria were met in order to achieve certification. “We believe that EDGE will […]

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Ecolution gears up for LEED V4

LEED Version 4

On October 31st the sun will officially set on registrations for LEED 2009, making way for a new and improved version of the already-high-performance green building benchmark. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a green building certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). It is considered globally […]

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Building Commissioning: So Much More than a Credit

Commissioning

An expert system resulting in quality buildings with manifold benefits Today the Green Building Council of South Africa released a technical clarification on their commissioning clauses, explaining that Green Star allows for either the CIBSE or ASHRAE guidelines based Commissioning Processes to be implemented to achieve the relevant credits for certification (see CIR: […]

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