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Driving the sustainability of public sector buildings in South Africa forward, the heritage-sensitive and environmentally-innovative refurbishment of the Agrivaal building in Pretoria has achieved a 4 Star Green Star SA Office v1 – As Built rating from the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA).

According to John Truter, Chief Operating Officer, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, Structures, Africa, there are three mega trends driving the commercial property industry.

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