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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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World Cities Day – From Green Buildings to Green 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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South Africa’s Food Waste Crisis

Composting

Did you know that a third of the food produced in the world goes to waste every year? In South Africa, alone, one in five households are deemed food insecure. These are the frightening realities that we, as a country, and as the world, are facing in terms of food […]

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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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5 of the World’s Greenest Buildings

Bullitt Centre

The demand for greener, more sustainable buildings around the world is increasing rapidly.  More cities are investing in eco-friendly buildings that are self-sustaining in areas of energy, water, waste and carbon emissions. To wrap up World Green Building Week 2017, we compiled a list of some of the greenest buildings […]

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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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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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Africa’s First Carbon Neutral Beer

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Darling Brew recently launched the first carbon neutral beer in Africa, Blood Serpent. Ecolution acted as Darling’s sustainability consultants on this project. We ensured that the beer offsetting process was done correctly and that the offsets were validated by recognised verification bodies for carbon offsetting. We conducted a green house gas audit to quantify […]

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