Green Building

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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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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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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How To Reduce Building Emissions

To date, the building and construction industry has mainly focused on how buildings perform in-use and where resources can be saved during the operational phase.  However, in order to fully decarbonise, delivering the ambition of the Paris agreement by 2050 to keep global warming to below 1.5 degrees, the building and construction sector must also tackle embodied emissions …

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Which Green Building Certification is right for you?

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, rating systems have been created known as Green building rating systems. But as they consistently expand and increase in popularity, it becomes more and more complicated to know …

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Singita Kwitonda Lodge and Kataza House Open

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 this exciting responsible tourism project. Ecolution Consulting’s Role …

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