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Gateway West Achieves LEED Gold Certification

LEED Gold Certification

Gateway West, a commercial building situated in Waterfall City, Midrand, has earned LEED Gold certification by the US Green Building Council (USBGC). Ecolution Consulting was appointed as the LEED Commissioning Agent (CxA) and guided the project team as per the Ashrae 0-2005 standard, and subjected the following systems to the […]

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State of the Art Energy Modelling Software Employed by Ecolution Consulting

Energy Modelling at Ecolution

Here at Ecolution Consulting we pride ourselves in striving towards staying abreast the cutting edge of the green building industry and employing its related technologies. Our approach to our service offering is no different, hence our excitement in sharing the news about one of the latest software tools we are […]

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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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Hotel Verde Zanzibar Opens

Hotel Verde Zanzibar Opens

One of our latest hospitality projects, Hotel Verde Zanzibar – Azam Luxury Resort & Spa, has opened its doors as Zanzibar’s greenest hotel, to receive its first guests. At Ecolution Consulting, we are proud to have been appointed by the Verde Hotels group as the lead sustainability consultants on the […]

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Getting Serious About Water Conservation | Tips to save water

Water Saving

What is the Current Situation? The water crisis in Cape Town is not news. Despite widespread awareness on the issue; implementation of stricter water restrictions and desperate calls to the inhabitants of the Cape to respond to the drought crisis and save water, the cities water usage is not decreasing enough […]

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

solar

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 […]

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