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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 of buildings produces 40 percent […]

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We’re looking for an Intern!

Internship

Are you a forward-thinking individual that wants to make a difference in the built environment? Does the concept of helping organisations strive to become environmentally responsible excite you? Then Ecolution Consulting is just for you! Ecolution Consulting provides expert environmentally sustainable insights, solutions and consulting services for buildings, businesses, developments and industries of any nature. […]

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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 alike. Green building rating systems […]

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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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