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10 Ways to Green your Office

Ways to Green your Office

Do you want to green your office but don’t know where to start? We’ve compiled a list of useful greening tips that are both environmentally and budget-friendly. Here are 10 ways to make your office greener: Redesign your workspace It is said that people who work in spaces close to natural light are notably more […]

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Creative Ways To Green Your Home

Ways to Green your Home

We’ve created a guide on some creative ways that you can green your home, and while there may be big adjustments that you could make such as installing a greywater system or solar panels on your roof, we believe that the smaller efforts are just as important too! Here are some creative ways to green […]

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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 building tools such as EDGE, […]

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Sustainable Cities: From Green Buildings to Green Cities

Sustainable 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: 18) With the global urban […]

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South Africa’s Food Waste Crisis

Food Waste Crisis

Did you know that a third of the food produced in the world goes to waste every year? In South Africa, 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 waste. Why is food waste a […]

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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 in October 2017. The GBCSA […]

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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 in the world to serve […]

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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 showcase for green buildings and […]

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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 in the building sector to […]

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Ecolution Consulting’s Guide to Reduce Waste

  We’ve put together a simple guide to help you on your journey to reduce waste in your day-to-day life. Whether you are just starting out on your journey to reduce, reuse and recycle – or you are already dedicated to the ideal of a zero waste life – these steps can help you in your […]

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