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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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Unilever Khanyisa Achieves LEED Gold Certification

Unilever Khanyisa LEED Gold

Unilever Khanyisa, a home-care liquids factory situated in Boksburg, Johannesburg, has received LEED Gold certification by the U.S Green Building Council (USGBC). Ecolution Consulting was appointed as the Commissioning Authority (CxA) on the project and therefore guided and supported the design team in the Fundamental Commissioning process as per the […]

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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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Ecolution gears up for LEED V4

LEED Version 4

On October 31st the sun will officially set on registrations for LEED 2009, making way for a new and improved version of the already-high-performance green building benchmark. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a green building certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). It is considered globally […]

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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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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 […]

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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. […]

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