To date, the building and construction industry has mainly focused on how buildings perform in-use. That’s why this year’s #GreenBuildingWeek was selected as #BuildingLife. Calling on all of the building and construction industry supply chain to decarbonise.
World Green Building Week is an annual campaign that motivates and empowers us all to deliver greener buildings by challenging us to explore how we can create a sustainable, healthy and climate resilience built environment for all.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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: […]
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 […]
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 […]
On October 31st the sun will officially set on registrations for LEED 2009, making way for a new and improved version of the already-high-performance green building benchmark. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a green building certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). It is considered globally […]