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

Meet our GBCSA convention ticket winner

Charmaine Schoultz worked hard on the Open Source Green Forum competition to win a ticket to the Green Building Council SA’s (GBCSA) green building convention in Cape Town in October 2018. Working in the renewable energy industry, her company CSC Energy, assists municipalities, companies and residents to reduce their carbon footprint, become more sustainable, and save money through solar energy and energy management. We asked … Continue reading Meet our GBCSA convention ticket winner

How blockchain could boost solar payback

The latest episode of Afrika GreenCast is available and delves into how blockchain technology could contribute to the sustainable city. Host Thulani Kuzwayo speaks to mechanical engineer Warren Gray and they demystify blockchain technology and cryptocurrency, and explain how these could have an impact on climate change and sustainability issues. Gray took part in the Hack4Climate event from Joburg, focused on blockchain and climate change, where people … Continue reading How blockchain could boost solar payback

Lessons from the fire: a new green home

As the crackling flames from a seven-kilometre front of fire leapt nearer, threatening to consume Rhian Berning’s family home, she packed what she could into the car and fled to safety with her two young children and pets. Her husband and parents stayed behind on another corner of the property to fight the fire and try to save the original farmstead where her parents still … Continue reading Lessons from the fire: a new green home