Green Building News

Sandton Gate achieves 4-Star Sustainable Precincts certification

Sandton Gate achieves 4-Star Sustainable Precincts certification Sandton Gate, located in South Africa’s economic powerhouse, has been awarded a 4-star certification under the Green Star SA Sustainable Precincts v1.1 tool, following the project’s second-round submission in [...]

DHLExpress opens first green facility in Sub-Saharan Africa

DHL Express, the world’s leading international express services provider, unveils its first green facility in Sub-Saharan Africa. The facility, located in Bryanston, Johannesburg, has a state-of-the-art 10,000-litre rainwater harvesting system and rooftop solar energy generation plant, which [...]

National English Literary Museum first to achieve 5-Star Green Star rating

The National English Literary Museum was the first Public & Education (PEB) building in South Africa to achieve a 5-Star Green Star SA rating for its design in November 2013, and it can now add an [...]

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 [...]