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How To Reduce Building Emissions This #WGBW

To date, the building and construction industry has mainly focused on how buildings perform in-use. That’s why this year’s #GreenBuildingWeek was selected as #BuildingLife. Calling on all of the building and construction industry supply chain to decarbonise.

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Which Green Building Certification is right for you?

These days, it has become critical to construct and renovate buildings in an energy and resource-efficient way. If you’re stuck on knowing whether your building is in fact sustainable, a rating systems have been created, known as Green building rating systems. And we’re here to give you some insight into how these rating systems work and which one will be best for you and your business.

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Virgin Active Constantia Receives Net Zero Waste Rating

Virgin Active, Constantia Club, has achieved a Net Zero Waste certification from the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA), through rigorous waste reduction and recycling on site, with Ecolution Consulting as the Net Zero Accredited Professionals. Currently 93% of the gym’s waste is being diverted. An amount which was […]

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Growthpoint’s “The District” receives Net Zero Water Certification

The District building in Woodstock is Growthpoint Properties’ first commercial property in Cape Town to certify Net Zero Water and no longer rely on the municipal water grid. What Qualifies as a Net Zero Water Building? A Net Zero Water building is one which is designed, constructed and operated to greatly reduce its water consumption and then […]

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Green Building Trends in 2019

Green Building Trends 2019

Green buildings are gaining momentum around the globe given their economical and environmental value. Within the last 10 years, the international market for green construction projects has grown remarkably, and is expected to continue growing in the coming years. According to Dodge Data & Analytics’ World Green Building Trends SmartMarket […]

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Two Dam Sustainable, Our Net Zero Project, Receives Innovative Project of the Year Award at SAEE Conference

Two Dam Sustainable

Our net zero project, Two Dam Sustainable, was announced winner of the Innovative Project of the Year Award at the 13th annual Southern African Energy Efficiency Confederation (SAEE) Conference that took place from the 13th to the 14th of November 2018. The Awards program recognises outstanding accomplishments of both individuals […]

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Our Net Zero Project, Two Dam Sustainable, Announced a Winner in Green Building Council Leadership Awards

Two Dam Sustainable

Our project Two Dam Sustainable was named winner in the category: Net Zero Innovative Project Award at last night’s Green Building Council Leadership Awards. The awards took place during the Green Building Council of South Africa’s (GBCSA) annual Green Building Convention. This Net Zero Innovative Project Award recognizes leading Net […]

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Africa’s First Carbon Neutral Brewery

Darling Brew, a craft brewery in the Western Cape and client of Ecolution Consulting, is now officially Africa’s first official carbon neutral brewery. The brewery is expected to offset a total of 687.96 tons of CO2 over the next year which will be equivalent to having eliminated the same amount […]

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Green Star Certification

Green Star Building

The built environment is currently the single largest contributor to greenhouse gases in the world, with buildings accounting for 39% of carbon emissions in the United States for example. This highlights and reinforces the urgency of turning buildings into agents of change for the betterment of people and the planet […]

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Net Zero Certification Pilots in South Africa

Two Dam Sustainable Net Zero

One of Ecolution Consulting’s latest projects, Two Dam Sustainable, has been certified Net Zero Carbon by the Green Building Council of South Africa. Two Dam Sustainable, a trout farm near Montagu, Western Cape, is one of the first four pilot projects to have been certified net zero in South Africa […]

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