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Unilever Khanyisa Achieves LEED Gold Certification

Unilever Khanyisa LEED Gold

Unilever Khanyisa, a home-care liquids factory situated in Boksburg, Johannesburg, has received LEED Gold certification by the U.S Green Building Council (USGBC). Ecolution Consulting was appointed as the Commissioning Authority (CxA) on the project and therefore guided and supported the design team in the Fundamental Commissioning process as per the Ashrae 0-2005 standard. A few […]

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Beating Plastic Pollution, One Office at a Time

Plastic has made its way into our everyday living because of its durability, affordability and usefulness, but has evolved into a one of the world’s greatest environmental epidemics that cannot be avoided any longer. In our efforts to combat this, we have embarked on a sustainability journey to becoming a zero waste office to try […]

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State of the Art Energy Modelling Software Employed by Ecolution Consulting

Energy Modelling at Ecolution

Here at Ecolution Consulting we pride ourselves in striving towards staying abreast the cutting edge of the green building industry and employing its related technologies. Our approach to our service offering is no different, hence our excitement in sharing the news about one of the latest software tools we are utilising: DesignBuilder Optimisation. This innovative […]

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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 in the design and construction […]

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Africa’s First Carbon Neutral Brewery

Darling Brew, a craft brewery in the Western Cape and client of Ecolution Consulting, is now officially Africa’s first official carbon neutral brewery. The brewery is expected to offset a total of 687.96 tons of CO2 over the next year which will be equivalent to having eliminated the same amount of carbon from the environment […]

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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 project. The 106-roomed, five-star hotel […]

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Green Building: Benefits and Barriers

Green Building Benefits

According to a recent article published on ecobusiness.com, “Our built environment is responsible for half of all global energy use and half of all greenhouse gas emissions. Buildings consume one-sixth of all freshwater, one-quarter of world wood harvests and four-tenths of all other raw materials. The construction and later demolition of buildings produces 40 percent […]

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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 alike. Green building rating systems […]

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10 Ways to Green your Office

Ways to Green your Office

Do you want to green your office but don’t know where to start? We’ve compiled a list of useful greening tips that are both environmentally and budget-friendly. Here are 10 ways to make your office greener: Redesign your workspace It is said that people who work in spaces close to natural light are notably more […]

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Creative Ways To Green Your Home

Ways to Green your Home

We’ve created a guide on some creative ways that you can green your home, and while there may be big adjustments that you could make such as installing a greywater system or solar panels on your roof, we believe that the smaller efforts are just as important too! Here are some creative ways to green […]

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