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10 years, 10 lessons: Ecolution celebrates a decade of sustainability

From director André Harms’ adventurous beginnings in Antarctica; to a small green building firm that led the sustainability of Africa’s greenest hotel, to a dedicated team with a host of green building projects under its wing – Ecolution Consulting celebrated 10 years of living, working, and playing sustainability in April. In light of this, we …

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Equator – the Belt Factory achieves five star Green Star certification for Existing Buildings – a local fashion industry first

Durban based, Equator – the Belt Factory TM has become the first member of the local fashion supply industry to achieve a Five Star Green Star Certification for Existing Building Performance from the Green Building Council of South Africa. The company, which has completely transformed a former textile mill located in New Germany, one of …

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Boost your Building’s Immune System: Ecolution Consulting offers COVID-19 response service

As lockdown restrictions, ease and businesses go back to work, the threat of COVID-19 in workplaces must be taken seriously. Studies have indicated that Heating, Ventilation, and Cooling systems may play a role in the spread of COVID-19, however, research is ongoing. Whilst one cannot fully prevent COVID-19 from reaching and spreading within our workspaces, …

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Tips for an efficient (and compassionate) Covid-19 lockdown

At Ecolution Consulting, we have been putting a number of measures in place at our workplace over the past two weeks in order to safeguard our employees, do our bit to #flattenthecurve of Covid-19 outbreaks in South Africa. From implementing increased, then almost exclusive remote working, to reducing meeting numbers and opting for online meetings …

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Ecolution puts waste to good use at Bhongulethu foundation school

On 2 March, Ecolution teamed up with Waste-Ed and Bhongulethu foundation school in Masiphumelele to put our collected ecobricks to good use. For anyone that doesn’t know, an ecobrick is a plastic bottle of any size that is packed tightly with clean and dry, non-biological/non-biodegradable waste. Once complete, these bottles can be used as building materials for …

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Premier Foods Facility achieves Green Star and Net Zero Carbon Certification

The Premier Foods Facility in Lords View Industrial Park, owned by Equites, was recently certified with a Green Star Custom Industrial and Net Zero-CARBON As-Built rating. Ecolution was appointed as the Net Zero and Green Star Accredited Professionals on the project. This state-of-the-art sustainable warehouse facility consists of warehouse space, yards, and office facilities, providing a healthier environment for …

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Ecolution committed to becoming Net Zero carbon by 2025.

During COP25, which took place in the first two weeks of December 2019, Ecolution Consulting committed to becoming Net Zero carbon by 2030 alongside other Bcorperations who took on the BCorp Net Zero Challenge. Ecolution has taken the challenge one step further by committing to Net Zero by 2025 –  five years earlier than BCorp’s …

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GBCSA Green Building Awards 2019: Hotel Verde and André Harms receive recognition

Last night the 2019 Green Building Council Awards took place during the Green Building Convention Gala Dinner. The gala dinner theme, trashion, saw outfits mixed up with upcycled trash. Hotel Verde was awarded Highest Rated Building Winner. André Harms was recognised as the runner up of the Established Green Star Category. Congratulations to our colleague …

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#BuildingLife this World Green Building Week.

World Green Building Week is an annual campaign that motivates and empowers us all to deliver greener buildings by challenging us to explore how we can create a sustainable, healthy and climate resilience built environment for all.  The theme of this year’s campaign is #BuildingLife and runs from 23 – 29 September 2019.  Did you know that, according …

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