We are Ecolution Consulting

Green Building and Sustainability Consultants who provide expert insights, solutions and consulting services for businesses and buildings in any industry. Our solutions not only focus on sustainability, but the holistic benefit it provides; from financial profitability to operational efficiency, as well as brand exposure and trust. 

Why we're here

Whilst spending 14 months in Antarctica working for the South African National Antarctic Programme as the team leader and mechanical engineer, director André Harms came face-to-face with the critical situation our planet is facing. Upon his return in 2011, he resolved to combine his new found knowledge, passion for the environment and engineering background to start a sustainability and green building consulting firm: Ecolution Consulting.

How we work

We are dedicated to redefining business and using it as a force for good. Committed to always staying abreast of the cutting edge solutions and technologies that exist in the market place, we constantly innovate our own strategies and methods to provide maximum value to our clients and achieve more successful, efficient and healthier spaces and communities.

Our Services

COVID-19 Response: Boost your Building's Immune System

We offer building assessments and guidance, that go well beyond compliance, to help you  greatly reduce the risk of COVID-19 and other diseases in your workspace, whilst achieving a healthier building.

Free Basic Building Assessment

During these uncertain times, now more than ever, sustainability and resource efficiency can offer building owners the unique opportunity to reduce their cost of operations and make their buildings more resilient. As such we are offering a free building assessment to get you started on your sustainability journey. 

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Green Star

The Green Star certification, one of the fastest growing global rating systems, promotes integrated, whole building design whilst reducing environmental impact.

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LEED, the most wide-spread and internationally recognised green building certification, rewards and certifies best-in-class building strategies and their practices.


EDGE (Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies) is a tool aimed at increasing energy, water and materials efficiency in buildings in various South African sectors.

Building Commissioning Process

The Commissioning process for Green Star SA and LEED projects, or as a stand-alone service ensures a higher level of building performance that will endure over time.

Indoor Environmental
Quality Optimisation

Our Indoor Environmental Quality Optimisation service includes inspections, testing, reporting and Green Star EBP Compliance allowing your team to focus on the rest of the certification process.

Net Zero

The Net Zero Certification is aimed at projects that go beyond the partial reductions that are recognised in the Green Star SA tools.

Building Performance

We integrate the work of architects and engineers to find the sustainability “sweet-spot” for building optimisation, through a variety of modelling services.

SANS XA-10400 Compliance

Use computer modelling instead of the strict prescriptive route to comply with the SANS 10400-XA standard and enjoy greater design freedom and savings.

Sustainability & Green Building Consulting

We will evaluate and or monitor your site and develop and or implement an environmental management plan according to your requirements.

Healthy Building

Preventative assessment and strategy to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 and other diseases from reaching and spreading within our workspaces.

Engagement and Communications

We assist with employee engagement and internal communications campaigns, as well as external marketing solutions so you can effectively and transparently communicate your sustainability.

Strategies & Visions

Success in corporate sustainability requires a comprehensive strategy that encompasses all aspects of the business – from the office environment to the employees, suppliers and even consumers.

Our Values

We are driven by the purpose to be better corporate citizens while nurturing a more sustainable, restorative tomorrow. As we work towards this vision, these are the values that govern our actions and define our aspirations:


What our clients say

Megan Sager

Director of Consulting for Sustainable Solutions

Advisory work in sustainable finance requires a precise approach and exceptional customer orientation. As our engineering partner, André Harms of Ecolution Consulting consistently delivers both.

Chris van Zyl

group environmental manager and horticulturist at Vineyard Hotel

The Vineyard has a long working relationship with Ecolution Consulting where the quality of the advice and attention to detail was of a very high standard. We have used their consulting services on a variety of projects from technical advice, sustainable procurement and Green Building Council Certification

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