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Why the Indoor Environmental Quality of your Building Really Matters

indoor environmental quality

Have you ever considered the quality of the indoor environment of the buildings you occupy? Research suggests that the average American spends approximately 90% of their life indoors, which stresses the need for healthy spaces. Indoor Environmental Quality not only affects occupant health but also needs to be a core value […]

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Hotel Verde Zanzibar Opens

Hotel Verde Zanzibar Opens

One of our latest hospitality projects, Hotel Verde Zanzibar – Azam Luxury Resort & Spa, has opened its doors as Zanzibar’s greenest hotel, to receive its first guests. At Ecolution Consulting, we are proud to have been appointed by the Verde Hotels group as the lead sustainability consultants on the […]

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Green Star Certification

Green Star Building

The built environment is currently the single largest contributor to greenhouse gases in the world, with buildings accounting for 39% of carbon emissions in the United States for example. This highlights and reinforces the urgency of turning buildings into agents of change for the betterment of people and the planet […]

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EDGE Green Building Certification South Africa

EDGE Green Building Certification

Globalisation and rapid urbanisation are taking over cities across the world, which is resulting in threatened infrastructure, energy shortages, waste accumulation, water insecurity and air pollution to name a few. The need for greener, more sustainable buildings to combat the ill effects of such growth, however, is increasing. Through green […]

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Sustainable Cities: From Green Buildings to Green Cities

Sustainable Cities

A sustainable city can be defined as a city that meets its developmental responsibility (social justice and urban safety) in a sustainable, spatially transformed and resource efficient way (natural and economic resources, and human capacity) that takes into account the limited biophysical planetary boundaries (environmental thresholds). (Oxford Martin University, 2013: […]

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Net Zero Certification Pilots in South Africa

Two Dam Sustainable Net Zero

One of Ecolution Consulting’s latest projects, Two Dam Sustainable, has been certified Net Zero Carbon by the Green Building Council of South Africa. Two Dam Sustainable, a trout farm near Montagu, Western Cape, is one of the first four pilot projects to have been certified net zero in South Africa […]

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Ecolution Consulting’s Top Five Green Building Projects

In light of Green Building Week 2017, we have put together a roundup of five of our favourite green building projects that we have been proud to be a part of. Hotel Verde Scope: lead sustainability consultants Hotel Verde has been one of our greatest success stories as a true […]

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WGBW2017 Drives Awareness to Advance Net Zero Buildings

World Green Building Week

World Green Building Week takes place from 25 September – 1 October 2017 and we are proud to be participating in this green initiative to view buildings as catalysts for action against climate change. This year’s theme “Our Hero Is Zero”, is driving awareness around the need for rapid transformation […]

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Four Leaf Estate receives EDGE final certification, a first in Africa.

Fourleaf Estate residential development in Port Elizabeth is the first residential project in Africa to meet the EDGE resource-efficiency standard and receive EDGE final certification.  Ecolution Consulting were the EDGE auditors for the Fourleaf project,  ensuring that all criteria were met in order to achieve certification. “We believe that EDGE will […]

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New EDGE Project – Ecolution and Old Mutual team up

EDGE

Ecolution is excited to be partnering with Old Mutual in our very first EDGE project based in Port Elizabeth, which happens to also be one of the first EDGE certifications in South Africa. Our team members Cornelia and Mark will be the EDGE Accredited Professionals for the roll out of the […]

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