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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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Hotel Verde Zanzibar Opens

Hotel Verde Zanzibar

One of our latest hospitality projects, Hotel Verde Zanzibar – Azam Luxury Resort & Spa, has opened its doors as Zanzibar’s greenest hotel, to receive its first guests. At Ecolution Consulting, we are proud to have been appointed by the Verde Hotels group as the lead sustainability consultants on the […]

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Green Building: Benefits and Barriers

Green Building Benefits

According to a recent article published on ecobusiness.com, “Our built environment is responsible for half of all global energy use and half of all greenhouse gas emissions. Buildings consume one-sixth of all freshwater, one-quarter of world wood harvests and four-tenths of all other raw materials. The construction and later demolition […]

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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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10 Ways to Green your Office in 2018

A new year brings about new opportunities for change. Now that everyone is getting back into the swing of things we’re all heading back to our offices, why not make some changes to your office space this year? We believe change should always be made for the betterment of you […]

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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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South Africa’s Food Waste Crisis

Composting

Did you know that a third of the food produced in the world goes to waste every year? In South Africa, alone, one in five households are deemed food insecure. These are the frightening realities that we, as a country, and as the world, are facing in terms of food […]

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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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