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Ecolution pioneering B Corp in South Africa

Ecolution Certifies as a founding B Corp

The landscape of business is changing. Rising to the planet’s challenges, businesses are increasingly playing a more active role in helping solve social and environmental problems. Enter the global B Corp certification –  A mechanism for businesses to harness the power of private enterprise to create public benefit. A small (but growing) B Corp movement […]

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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 as a premier benchmark and […]

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New EDGE Project – Ecolution and Old Mutual team up

EDGE

Ecolution is excited to be partnering with Old Mutual in our very first EDGE project based in Port Elizabeth, which happens to also be one of the first EDGE certifications in South Africa. Our team members Cornelia and Mark will be the EDGE Accredited Professionals for the roll out of the residential development with sustainability principles underpinning […]

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Clean up & Recycle SA

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This week (12 – 18 September) is Clean Up and Recycle SA week. The week is aimed at encouraging and educating South Africans to take responsibility. Moreover, to mobilise action towards protecting our environment from unnecessary litter and waste. National Recycling Day – 16.09 In 2014, only 22.5% of the plastic produced in South Africa was recovered […]

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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: MAN2 -C-OB1-0855 as well as […]

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Africa’s First Carbon Neutral Beer

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Darling Brew recently launched the first carbon neutral beer in Africa, Blood Serpent. Ecolution acted as Darling’s sustainability consultants on this project. We ensured that the beer offsetting process was done correctly and that the offsets were validated by recognised verification bodies for carbon offsetting. We conducted a green house gas audit to quantify the carbon equivalent footprint of […]

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Google office wins Interior Awards

Google office

Google South Africa’s Head Office in Bryanston, Johannesburg, has won top spot in the International Green Interior Awards, an initiative delivered by Australian Living, a sustainable building consultancy.  Ecolution Consulting was responsible for implementing the fundamental commissioning process for the country’s head office, while ecocentric and Solid Green were the sustainability consultants for the project, […]

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GBCSA awards Hotel Verde for achieving the highest Green Star rating in the country

Highest Rated Green Star Award

Hotel Verde came out on top achieving the Highest Rated Building Award at the Annual Green Building Convention 2015. Hotel Verde, having achieved 82 points, equating to a six-star certification, was rated with the Green Star SA existing building performance tool (EBP) and was certified in June 2015, where Ecolution was the Accredited Professional for the […]

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Hotel Verde achieves Double Platinum status

LEED Platinum

Hotel Verde has been awarded platinum status, the highest certification, by the U.S. Green Building Council under the LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance Rating System. This achievement makes it a double platinum building after having earned the same accolade under LEED New Buildings and Construction in May 2014. This success has identified the four-star hotel as […]

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