What does 2020 have in store for the green building industry? We asked our team what they thought are some of the emerging (or ongoing) green building trends for 2020, along with discussing key green building drivers, opportunities, and challenges.
Ecolution Consulting has 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 challenge deadline and 25 years earlier that the given IPCC deadline of decarbonsation by 2050.
To date, the building and construction industry has mainly focused on how buildings perform in-use. That’s why this year’s #GreenBuildingWeek was selected as #BuildingLife. Calling on all of the building and construction industry supply chain to decarbonise.
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.
These days, it has become critical to construct and renovate buildings in an energy and resource-efficient way. If you’re stuck on knowing whether your building is in fact sustainable, a rating systems have been created, known as Green building rating systems. And we’re here to give you some insight into how these rating systems work and which one will be best for you and your business.
A new sustainable lodge has opened in Rwanda, adding to the growing luxury tourism sector in the country. Singita, an award-winning hospitality and conservation brand committed to extensive reforestation initiatives in Rwanda, is behind the lodge. Ecolution Consulting are proud to have worked with them and developers Milton Group on […]
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 […]
The District building in Woodstock is Growthpoint Properties’ first commercial property in Cape Town to certify Net Zero Water and no longer rely on the municipal water grid. What Qualifies as a Net Zero Water Building? A Net Zero Water building is one which is designed, constructed and operated to greatly reduce its water consumption and then […]
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 […]
Achieving a greener world starts at home Did you know that, according to the World Green Building Council (World GBC), buildings and homes account for approximately 40% of global energy consumption? This equates to more than a third of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. The good news is, that through […]