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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

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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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Hotel Verde achieves 6 stars in EBP tool

Green Star SA 6 star

Hotel Verde has become the first hotel to be rated with Green Building Council South Africa’s Existing Buildings Performance rating tool during its pilot phase, and achieved no less than the most prestigeous 6 stars (82 points) meaning that this project is recognised for world leadership in sustainable development. The rating will be valid for 3 […]

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Platinum Heritage rating for Hotel Verde

Heritage awards Hotel Verde platinum

Having worked alongside them towards their goals we are pleased to announce that Hotel Verde has been awarded a Platinum rating using the Heritage Environmental Management System (EMS). Not only is Hotel Verde built sustainably but has proved that it is now also operated sustainably. Heritage is recognised as one of the leading certification brands in Africa […]

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Hotel Verde Awarded Prestigious Platinum Certification for LEED BD&C

LEED Platinum

As lead sustainability consultants on the Hotel Verde project it is with great pleasure and excitement that we announce that Hotel Verde is now the first building in Africa to have achieved a Platinum rating under the LEED green building rating system in the category of New Buildings and Construction. Hotel Verde is the second […]

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Sustainability Audit of St. Joseph’s Home for Chronically Ill Children

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Ecolution recently performed a sustainability audit of St Joseph’s Home for Chronically Ill Children. The large premises already uses 30+ solar geysers but many more areas were found in which sustainability can be improved. We look forward to seeing St Joseph’s carbon footprint decreasing as our recommendations are implemented in the home. Read more about the […]

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Eco-Logic Awards

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Hotel Verde was awarded the Water Conservation award at the prestigious Eco-Logic Awards, hosted by Enviropaedia and SABC 3. This prize recognises excellence in harvesting and saving water on all fronts. The Eco-Logic awards were created to enable and assist the consumer to participate in looking after our planet, through the conscious use of their consumer […]

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