By 7 December 2022, commercial properties in specified sectors must have obtained their Energy Performance Certificates (EPC), or risk a fine of R5 million, five years imprisonment or both.

According to a recent report, Africa needs 700 data centre facilities to meet growing demand for capacity and density in today’s digitally-driven operating environment.

With greater volumes of groundwater being pumped to meet rising global demand, energy efficient pumping technology is increasingly vital for utilities and companies aiming to reduce energy bills and meet carbon reduction targets.

Thursday, 19 November 2020 06:25

Emira is powering business the sustainable way

Mitigating environmental and economic risks for itself and its tenants’ businesses, Emira Property Fund is continuing its programme of investment into clean energy from renewable resources to create long-term growth and drive economic recovery.

The Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) is delighted to announce the appointment of sustainability expert Lisa Reynolds as CEO from 1 June 2020.

The residents of Mzuri, a new residential estate in Somerset West, will not be left in the dark during load shedding, thanks to the developer’s forward-thinking investment in alternative energy options.

From 2010, when Nedbank completed its headquarters on the corner of Rivonia Road and Maude Street to become the country’s first Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) Green Star-certified building, Sandton Central has remained on the cutting edge of green building practices on the African continent.

Spiralling electricity costs and the escalating energy crisis have fuelled a fast-growing trend towards energy-efficiency and green building principles during the past decade, but ecological awareness could prove a costly exercise for Cape home-owners who fail to comply with new regulations.

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.

Virgin Active Collection Menlyn Maine has been awarded a 4-star Green Star SA rating for interiors.

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