Green Building News

Belgotex awarded 6 star Green Building rating

The outstanding 6 Star certification recognises “World Leadership” at its Pietermaritzburg-based factory for its sustainability practices in all aspects of their plant and carpet manufacturing operations. The Green Star SA – Existing Building Performance (EBP) rating [...]

First 4 star Green Star rating in Nambia

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, Africa has achieved a four-star Green Star rating in Namibia for FNB Namibia Holdings’ @Parkside building. Located in Freedom Square, Windhoek, @Parkside, with its environmentally friendly design, and sustainable operational energy management, [...]

WSP sets benchmark for sustainable building

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff Africa, an engineering consultancy, achieved the first 4-Star Green Star rating in Namibia for the FNB Namibia Holdings’ @Parkside building – which is also well on track for its ‘As Built’ rating. [...]

Nedbank funding makes green affordable housing a reality

Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking (NCIB) today announced that is has made the first disbursement from an innovative R120 million Sustainable Affordable Housing finance facility that was put in place through the collaborative efforts of Nedbank’s [...]

Polofields development going green

Balwin, South Africa’s largest homebuilder focusing on large scale sectional-title residential estates in high-growth, high-density metropolitan nodes in South Africa’s major cities, is pleased to announce that it has launched The Polofields, its maiden development in [...]

SA property investors keen on green

Progressively, more South African property investors are rising to the challenge of mitigating climate change through greening the built environment, with positive impacts on the environment and their businesses. This is the word from the Green [...]

Woolworths Palmyra in Claremont receives green award

The Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA), using the Green Star SA – Existing Building Performance Custom Tenant rating tool, has awarded the Woolworths Palmyra store in Claremont, Cape Town a 5-star rating. It is the [...]

Going Green makes sense

The majority of business owners understand that responding to the challenge of going green will greatly affect the competitiveness, and perhaps, even the survival, or their organisation going forward. JurieHanekom, Chairman of leading windows and doors [...]

Old Mutual gets greener…

  Mutualpark the largest office building in South Africa to achieve 5-star certification from the Green Building Council South Africa  1 MWp installation to alleviate pressure on City of Cape Town electricity grid with monthly saving of [...]

Blue Rock Village launches Phase One

Swisatec is pleased to announce the launch of phase one of Blue Rock Village: Giovanni Luxury Terrace Apartment. The Giovanni Luxury Terrace Apartment provides residents with amenities, amazing views of the Hottentots mountain ranges, award winning [...]