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Which Green Building Certification is right for you?

These days, it has become critical to construct and renovate buildings in an energy and resource-efficient way. If you’re stuck on knowing whether your building is in fact sustainable, a rating systems have been created, known as Green building rating systems. And we’re here to give you some insight into how these rating systems work and which one will be best for you and your business.

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Singita Kwitonda Lodge and Kataza House Open

A new sustainable lodge has opened in Rwanda, adding to the growing luxury tourism sector in the country. Singita, an award-winning hospitality and conservation brand committed to extensive reforestation initiatives in Rwanda, is behind the lodge. Ecolution Consulting are proud to have worked with them and developers Milton Group on […]

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Hotel Verde Cape Town achieves highest Green Star EBP certification score to date.

Hotel Verde, Cape Town; the airport-hotel managed by Verde Hotels, Africa’s greenest hotel group, recently re-certified with a Green Star SA Existing Building Performance Certification from the Green Building Council of South Africa. According to the Green Building Council of South Africa, the score of 92 points (a six star […]

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The First Green Star rated Brewery in South Africa

As Ecolution Consulting, we are proud to announce the completion of one of our recent projects: the first Green Star rated brewery in South Africa, Darling Brew. The brewery, located in Darling, Western Cape, was also the first brewery in Africa to become Carbon Neutral in April 2018 with Ecolution […]

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The Vineyard Hotel’s 4 Bucksburn Achieves 5 Star Green Star Certification

In 2016, the Vineyard Hotel expanded to offer three apartment-style suites, aimed at long-stay guests, located on a separate property adjacent to the main hotel building. 4 Bucksburn has now achieved a 5 Star Green Star SA As-Built rating, under the Multi-Unit Residential certification tool. As long-standing sustainability consultants of […]

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Growthpoint’s “The District” receives Net Zero Water Certification

The District building in Woodstock is Growthpoint Properties’ first commercial property in Cape Town to certify Net Zero Water and no longer rely on the municipal water grid. What Qualifies as a Net Zero Water Building? A Net Zero Water building is one which is designed, constructed and operated to greatly reduce its water consumption and then […]

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Green Building Trends in 2019

Green Building Trends 2019

Green buildings are gaining momentum around the globe given their economical and environmental value. Within the last 10 years, the international market for green construction projects has grown remarkably, and is expected to continue growing in the coming years. According to Dodge Data & Analytics’ World Green Building Trends SmartMarket […]

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Two Dam Sustainable, Our Net Zero Project, Receives Innovative Project of the Year Award at SAEE Conference

Two Dam Sustainable

Our net zero project, Two Dam Sustainable, was announced winner of the Innovative Project of the Year Award at the 13th annual Southern African Energy Efficiency Confederation (SAEE) Conference that took place from the 13th to the 14th of November 2018. The Awards program recognises outstanding accomplishments of both individuals […]

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Our Net Zero Project, Two Dam Sustainable, Announced a Winner in Green Building Council Leadership Awards

Two Dam Sustainable

Our project Two Dam Sustainable was named winner in the category: Net Zero Innovative Project Award at last night’s Green Building Council Leadership Awards. The awards took place during the Green Building Council of South Africa’s (GBCSA) annual Green Building Convention. This Net Zero Innovative Project Award recognizes leading Net […]

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Our Home Green Home Promises

Home green home promise

World Green Building Week is an annual event that takes place globally, with the intention of motivating individuals and organisations to contribute to the greater cause of transforming our built environment into one that advocates for change for the benefit of both people and the planet. With 2018’s theme of […]

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