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.
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 […]
Virgin Active, Constantia Club, has achieved a Net Zero Waste certification from the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA), through rigorous waste reduction and recycling on site, with Ecolution Consulting as the Net Zero Accredited Professionals. Currently 93% of the gym’s waste is being diverted. An amount which was […]
In 2016, the Vineyard Hotel expanded to offer three apartment-style suites, aimed at long-stay guests, located on a separate property adjacent to the main hotel building. 4 Bucksburn has now achieved a 5 Star Green Star SA As-Built rating, under the Multi-Unit Residential certification tool. As long-standing sustainability consultants of […]
Plastic has made its way into our everyday living because of its durability, affordability and usefulness, but has evolved into a one of the world’s greatest environmental epidemics that cannot be avoided any longer. In our efforts to combat this, we have embarked on a sustainability journey to becoming a […]
Are you a forward-thinking individual that wants to make a difference in the built environment? Does the concept of helping organisations strive to become environmentally responsible excite you? Then Ecolution Consulting is just for you! Ecolution Consulting provides expert environmentally sustainable insights, solutions and consulting services for buildings, businesses, developments […]
A study was recently undertaken to reveal current costs and trends in the green building industry in South Africa by the GBCSA, the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors and the University of Pretoria. By May 2016 a total of 180 buildings had been certified by the GBCSA and more […]