Green Building

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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Hotel Verde Cape Town achieves highest Green Star EBP certification score to date.

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 rating) received by Hotel Verde …

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The First Green Star rated Brewery in South Africa

As Ecolution Consulting, we are proud to announce the completion of one of our recent projects: the first Green Star rated brewery in South Africa, Darling Brew. The brewery, located in Darling, Western Cape, was also the first brewery in Africa to become Carbon Neutral in April 2018 with Ecolution as their sustainability consultants. Now, the brewery has …

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