Finance for green building

IFC releases finance and policy blueprint for green buildings

To encourage investors to put their money into sustainable buildings, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) has released a report entitled Green Buildings: A Finance and Policy Blueprint for Emerging Markets. It says that by 2030, in emerging markets alone, green buildings will offer a $24.7 trillion investment opportunity, which will spur economic growth and accelerate sustainable development. The report gives proof that green buildings are … Continue reading IFC releases finance and policy blueprint for green buildings

#ClimateStrike the South African way

Thousands of South Africans took to the streets on Friday September 20, 2019 as part of the global climate strikes, which took place across 150 countries and saw over four-million people worldwide calling for climate action. Organised by the African Climate Alliance (ACA) in Cape Town, the organisation led a march to the Parliament of South Africa, where they handed over a memorandum for the … Continue reading #ClimateStrike the South African way

Land reform opportunities must boost climate resilience – WWF

People’s relationship with the land is front and centre in South Africa, and when debating the issue locally, the additional stress that climate change places on land – increasing degradation, biodiversity loss, and food insecurity – cannot be ignored. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Special Report on Climate Change and Land, was recently released and explores the relationship between climate, people and land … Continue reading Land reform opportunities must boost climate resilience – WWF

Creecy’s budget speech: SA’s environmental status update

South Africa’s new Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Barabara Creecy took over as Minister on 30 May 2019. She most recently served as Member of the Executive Council responsible for Finance in the Gauteng Provincial Government. She is a leader of the ANC and has served in government in various portfolios since 1994. According to government communications, it was under Creecy’s leadership that the Gauteng … Continue reading Creecy’s budget speech: SA’s environmental status update

SAPOA Overall Green Award goes to 78 Corlett

78 Corlett drive, the Net Zero Energy and 6-Star Green Star SA-rated building in Johannesburg, has scooped the prestigious Overall Green Award at the 2019 South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA) Awards. Designed by Daffonchio & Associates Architects for property developer Legaro Properties, the sustainability consultants on the project were Solid Green Consulting. With green building moving into the mainstream (proven by the more mainstream … Continue reading SAPOA Overall Green Award goes to 78 Corlett

Cheers! Darling Brew is first Green Star SA rated brewery

It was recognised as the first carbon neutral brewery in 2018 and now, the craft beer haven in Darling in the Western Cape has become the first brewery to get it’s Green Stars. Sustainability consultants Ecolution explain that Darling Brew has received a 4 Star Existing Building Performance Green Star SA Certification from the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA).  This rating monitors performance over … Continue reading Cheers! Darling Brew is first Green Star SA rated brewery

WATCH: Recycling superstars recognised

Fourteen plastic recycling champions across 11 competition categories were announced at the 2019 PETCO Awards, which celebrate people and organisations making strides in sustainability at grassroots level in South Africa. The national plastic industry body’s PET Recycling Company (PETCO) paid tribute to the efforts of the companies and individuals making a difference to the South African environment through their wide-ranging initiatives related to plastic recycling. … Continue reading WATCH: Recycling superstars recognised