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08 Dec 2020
Celebrating 10 Years and 100 Certifications!

This year, Solid Green has attained the double milestone of its tenth birthday and one hundred green building certifications! This…

Celebrating 10 Years and 100 Certifications!

This year, Solid Green has attained the double milestone of its tenth birthday and one hundred green building certifications! This monumental achievement includes 84 Green Star, 7 Net Zero, 6 EDGE and 3 LEED-certified projects. Solid Green’s 100th certification milestone was marked by the successful 4-Star Green Star SA multiple…

02 Dec 2020
Greening the inner-city through massive-small impact

Samson Moraba, Chairperson of the Board at TUHF and Sqiniseko Mbatha, Financial Analyst at TUHF, share their views on the importance of adopting a green…

Greening the inner-city through massive-small impact

Samson Moraba, Chairperson of the Board at TUHF and Sqiniseko Mbatha, Financial Analyst at TUHF, share their views on the importance of adopting a green building approach to urban regeneration. There is much debate in the market – from science fraternities to professional services firms and environmentalists – on the benefits that green and sustainable building principles promote. TUHF,…

05 Nov 2020
Growthpoint receives world-leading green building certification

The new Exxaro head office building in Centurion, developed and owned by Growthpoint, has achieved a 6-Star green rating. The Growthpoint Properties owned…

Growthpoint receives world-leading green building certification

The new Exxaro head office building in Centurion, developed and owned by Growthpoint, has achieved a 6-Star green rating. The Growthpoint Properties owned and developed Exxaro head office in Centurion; achieved 6-Star As-Built rating from the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) under the Green Star New Build certification system. Green building certification…

04 Nov 2020
How to drive investment in sustainable infrastructure

By Christian Déséglise, Head, Sustainable Finance and Investments, Global Banking and Markets HSBC Good infrastructure is the backbone of any successful society and economy. People…

How to drive investment in sustainable infrastructure

By Christian Déséglise, Head, Sustainable Finance and Investments, Global Banking and Markets HSBC Good infrastructure is the backbone of any successful society and economy. People need access to energy, transport, sanitation, hospitals and schools to thrive. Unfortunately, the way we have built much of this infrastructure over the last century has been extremely carbon-intensive. We will also need to build much more of…

20 Aug 2020
Certified green offices held their value in a tough rental market

In its fourth year, the MSCI South Africa Green Annual Property Index provides an independent and consistent comparative return on…

Certified green offices held their value in a tough rental market

In its fourth year, the MSCI South Africa Green Annual Property Index provides an independent and consistent comparative return on investment for green-certified and non-certified offices. Released in conjunction with the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) and sponsored by Growthpoint Properties, the MSCI South Africa Green Annual Property Index…

29 Jun 2020
Cintocare Hospital development achieves Africa’s first Green Star rating for a healthcare property

The specialised surgical hospital development by Growthpoint Properties and Cintocare, the first facility of its kind in South Africa, has…

Cintocare Hospital development achieves Africa’s first Green Star rating for a healthcare property

The specialised surgical hospital development by Growthpoint Properties and Cintocare, the first facility of its kind in South Africa, has also become the first healthcare property on the African continent to be awarded a Green Star rating. In a milestone achievement for green building and healthcare in South Africa, Cintocare…

23 Mar 2020
Home on the slopes

When the owner of a home on the slopes of Table Mountain in South Africa noticed her existing retaining wall…

Home on the slopes

When the owner of a home on the slopes of Table Mountain in South Africa noticed her existing retaining wall was dangerously leaning over with partial collapses in places, she turned to her trusted builder Zane Samuels, Zane Samuels Construction, for help. He immediately recommended replacing the wall with the Terraforce…

23 Mar 2020
Specialists in healthcare requirements for safety and security

Healthcare hospitals and medical facilities are among the most challenging design and building projects, and they are increasingly moving away…

Specialists in healthcare requirements for safety and security

Healthcare hospitals and medical facilities are among the most challenging design and building projects, and they are increasingly moving away from focusing on illness and cure to wellness and the care of people.

20 Mar 2020
Insulation – the first step to going green

If you are thinking about making your home more energy-efficient, the first thing you should be considering is how you…

Insulation – the first step to going green

If you are thinking about making your home more energy-efficient, the first thing you should be considering is how you can improve its insulation. We speak to Daneel Pretorius, Category Manager of Swartland’s Summit range of insulation and decorative ceiling products, for an overview of what makes insulation such an…

09 Mar 2020
Intelligent Design for intelligent toilets

Intelligent toilets create new levels of comfort and cleanliness, but with their tankless design and minimalist aesthetic, it’s easy to…

Intelligent Design for intelligent toilets

Intelligent toilets create new levels of comfort and cleanliness, but with their tankless design and minimalist aesthetic, it’s easy to assume they are only suited to ultramodern bathrooms. In truth, KOHLER® intelligent toilets are available in a range of styles that allow them to complement any bathroom design style while…

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