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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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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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Why the Indoor Environmental Quality of your Building Really Matters

indoor environmental quality

Have you ever considered the quality of the indoor environment of the buildings you occupy? Research suggests that the average American spends approximately 90% of their life indoors, which stresses the need for healthy spaces. Indoor Environmental Quality not only affects occupant health but also needs to be a core value […]

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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 […]

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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: […]

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