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Unconventional building blocks – Delft ECD

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In Delft, an impoverished township on the outskirts of the Cape Flats, local government is changing its approach to building early childhood development centres with a pioneering project showcasing a hybrid of natural building methods and up-cycled waste materials.

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Central Square at Menlyn Maine

The newly launched Central Square – a large scale mixed-use development in Pretoria’s Menlyn Maine precinct – ups the stakes for sustainable design in South Africa’s retail sector, having piloted a new custom rating tool for Green Star certifications.

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Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital

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The project that was inspired by Nelson Mandela’s aspiration to improve medical care for children will become a reality when it opens to patients early 2017 in one of Southern Africa’s biggest cities, Johannesburg. The funding structure and stringent requirements for a highly specialised care facility at this scale created huge challenges for the introduction of sustainability elements. At all times though, the building holds at heart the needs of its main users: children in need of healing.

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Reshaping Nairobi’s Skyline: Britam Tower

Set to be Africa’s third tallest building after South Africa’s Carlton Centre and Ponte Tower in Johannesburg, the elegant prism-shaped Britam Tower will stand proud over the city skyline of Nairobi, Kenya by February 2017. It features an innovative performance facade and – despite being 31 floors tall – is nearly 100% naturally ventilated.

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Putting Waste to Work – Biogas to Energy

The City of Johannesburg’s water management company, Johannesburg Water (JW), has proven the business case for alternative energy solutions with the commissioning of a second municipal wastewater biogas-to-energy plant in Diepsloot. At the plant, more than 405Mℓ of sewage is treated per day and it has been in full operation since August 2012.

JW since commissioned a second biogas-to-energy project at its Driefontein waste water treatment works (WWTW) with operations expected to commence in October 2016.

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Dropping the Pressure – Water Savings

By implementing a pressure management installation in a poor area, the Emfuleni Local Municipality in Gauteng created some breathing space to fix leaks and implement other water demand management activities, such as community awareness programmes. The overall project has led to a tremendous reduction in water loss and the costs to build the initial system were recovered in just two months. The project has earned national and international awards, and similar projects are now being rolled out in other areas, including the Metsimaholo Municipality on the other side of the Vaal River, where the same funders are collaborating again.

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(Re)creating Neighbourhoods


The Green Star SA Communities rating tool is currently being piloted and adapted for the South African context by the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA). Two innovative projects that are taking sustainability to the streets: the luxury Blue Rock Village in the Western Cape and the Braamfontein West regeneration project in Joburg’s inner city.

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Upper Eastside Hotel’s green transformation

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Cape Town’s Upper Eastside Hotel, owned by Spear Properties has achieved a 5-Star Existing Building Performance (EPB) Green Star SA rating.

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Sustainability takes root at Nobelia

The fascinating facade of the 6 Star Green Star SA Office v1 design rated Nobelia building under construction in Kigali, Rwanda was an answer to a crossword puzzle that needed solving says architect Carlos Arroyo.

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Google interior showcases local green design

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Google’s award-winning new head office sets new benchmarks with Green Star SA, LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and Healthy Materials targets, and celebrates local design and locally sourced materials.

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