Green Building News — 06 December 2016
- 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 8% of Mutualpark consumption
Cape Town, 05 December 2016: Old Mutual today celebrated the 5-star Green Star SA Existing Building Performance rating awarded to its Mutualpark offices in Pinelands, Cape Town. This rating by the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) makes it the largest existing building to achieve this level of environmental excellence in the Southern Hemisphere.
Marking another milestone on its green journey, Old Mutual today also unveiled itsinnovative Mutualpark solar installation, which is the largest corporate solar carport in South Africa. It consists of 3600 solar panels over about 14 500m2. With output just over 1MWp (Mega Watt Peak) and covering 565 carports, the solar photovoltaic system will produce enough electricity to slash up to 8% of Mutualpark’s consumption. This equates to one free month of Mutualpark’s electricity per year or about R4.5 million per year.
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