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Following industry feedback, LEED v4.1 has been unveiled

Written by Russell Hixson. Originally published in Daily Commercial News on 4 February. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has released its newest version of the LEED green building program, LEED v4.1, for registration for both new construction projects as well as interior spaces. According to the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC), LEED v4.1 was developed […]

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Growthpoint’s “The District” receives Net Zero Water Certification

The District building in Woodstock is Growthpoint Properties’ first commercial property in Cape Town to certify Net Zero Water and no longer rely on the municipal water grid. What Qualifies as a Net Zero Water Building? A Net Zero Water building is one which is designed, constructed and operated to greatly reduce its water consumption and then offset its remaining water demand […]

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Ecolution Consulting’s Green Building Trend Predictions for 2019

Green Building Trends 2019

Green buildings are gaining momentum around the globe given their economical and environmental value. Within the last 10 years, the international market for green construction projects has grown remarkably, and is expected to continue growing in the coming years. According to Dodge Data & Analytics’ World Green Building Trends SmartMarket report, 2018 saw green building […]

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Two Dam Sustainable, Our Net Zero Project, Receives Innovative Project of the Year Award at SAEE Conference

Two Dam Sustainable

Our net zero project, Two Dam Sustainable, was announced winner of the Innovative Project of the Year Award at the 13th annual Southern African Energy Efficiency Confederation (SAEE) Conference that took place from the 13th to the 14th of November 2018. The Awards program recognises outstanding accomplishments of both individuals and companies in the industry, […]

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Our Net Zero Project, Two Dam Sustainable, Announced a Winner in Green Building Council Leadership Awards

Two Dam Sustainable

Our project Two Dam Sustainable was named winner in the category: Net Zero Innovative Project Award at last night’s Green Building Council Leadership Awards. The awards took place during the Green Building Council of South Africa’s (GBCSA) annual Green Building Convention. This Net Zero Innovative Project Award recognizes leading Net Zero projects that have achieved […]

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Our Home Green Home Promises

Home green home promise

World Green Building Week is an annual event that takes place globally, with the intention of motivating individuals and organisations to contribute to the greater cause of transforming our built environment into one that advocates for change for the benefit of both people and the planet. With 2018’s theme of “Home Green Home”, people everywhere […]

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Home Green Home

Achieving a greener world starts at home Did you know that, according to the World Green Building Council (World GBC), buildings and homes account for approximately 40% of global energy consumption? This equates to more than a third of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. The good news is, that through actively choosing to make greener […]

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Gateway West Achieves LEED Gold Certification

LEED Gold Certification

Gateway West, a commercial building situated in Waterfall City, Midrand, has earned LEED Gold certification by the US Green Building Council (USBGC). Ecolution Consulting was appointed as the LEED Commissioning Agent (CxA) and guided the project team as per the Ashrae 0-2005 standard, and subjected the following systems to the fundamental commissioning process: Heating, cooling, […]

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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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