Southern Africa

  • GBCSA Rebrands Green Star SA Building Rating System October 6, 2017 The Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) has announced a rebrand of its Green Star SA certification as the building and sustainability rating system continues to influence the design and delivery of buildings and communities around Africa.
  • Property Fund Boosts Energy Savings with Solar Farm at Mall October 2, 2017 Emira Property Fund in South Africa has installed a R16 million solar farm on the roof of its Randridge Mall in Randpark Ridge, Johannesburg. This innovative project continues Emira’s drive to add more renewable energy solutions to its quality portfolio of properties across South Africa as part of its sustainability strategy.
  • New South African Property Portfolio Combines Quality, Aesthetics and Sustainability September 28, 2017 Growthpoint, a leading international property company, and the largest South African primary listed Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), recently launched its Thrive Portfolio which South Africa’s first dual-certified property portfolio.
  • Hotel’s Innovations a Big Help in Drought Hit Cape Town September 28, 2017 Africa’s greenest hotel, Hotel Verde has focused on sustainable tourism since opening in 2013 and its innovations in rain-water harvesting and grey-water treatment are proving to be a big help in drought stricken Cape Town.
  • Company in Dramatic Savings with Rainwater Harvesting Pilot Programme September 13, 2017 As concerns about water scarcity continue to grow a South African company, Emira Property Fund, is raising the bar on water efficiency at one of their properties with a rainwater harvesting pilot programme that is generating exceptional results.