Time is running out to reform the buildings and construction sector’s energy performance and keep the Paris Agreement on track, with the energy intensity per square metre of buildings needing to improve 30 per cent by 2030, according to new research released in Paris on Monday.

Readers of the coming Rode’s Report may notice that the publication no longer includes “location” as a determinant of grading.

Further evidence of the public sector’s commitment to sustainability is the 4 Star Green Star SA Office Design v1.1 certification that the KZN Department of Education: Ugu District Office has received from the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA).

Young environmental game-changes from the University of Cape Town (UCT) took first place in the Greenovate Awards for the third year running.

SA Real Estate Investment Trust, Emira Property Fund, has committed to sustainable development through greening their portfolio with the Green Building Council of South Africa.

Growthpoint Properties’ R85m revamp of M1 Place in Marlboro, Sandton, has converted an ageing retail warehousing property nearing the end of its lifecycle, into a modern, vibrant retail park.

Growthpoint Properties has launched an innovative pilot project that turns the large volumes of food waste generated by client businesses at its properties into compost.

Only 53% of wage earners think their place of work helps their productivity.

Rabie Property Group scooped the 300th green building certification at the Green Building Council of South Africa at the organisation’s recent 10th annual convention at Century City.

Where will humanity get the 89 billion tons of natural resources each year to fuel our consumption in 2050, asked Professor Mark Swilling at the Green Building Convention 2017 held in Cape Town last week and hosted by the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA).

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