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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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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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Ecolution pioneering B Corp in South Africa

Ecolution Certifies as a founding B Corp

The landscape of business is changing. Rising to the planet’s challenges, businesses are increasingly playing a more active role in helping solve social and environmental problems. Enter the global B Corp certification –  A mechanism for businesses to harness the power of private enterprise to create public benefit. A small […]

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New EDGE Project – Ecolution and Old Mutual team up

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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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Clean up & Recycle SA

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This week (12 – 18 September) is Clean Up and Recycle SA week. The week is aimed at encouraging and educating South Africans to take responsibility. Moreover, to mobilise action towards protecting our environment from unnecessary litter and waste. National Recycling Day – 16.09 In 2014, only 22.5% of the plastic produced […]

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Building Commissioning: So Much More than a Credit

Commissioning

An expert system resulting in quality buildings with manifold benefits Today the Green Building Council of South Africa released a technical clarification on their commissioning clauses, explaining that Green Star allows for either the CIBSE or ASHRAE guidelines based Commissioning Processes to be implemented to achieve the relevant credits for certification (see CIR: […]

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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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