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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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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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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: […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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