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

Three net-zero certifications for Vleihuis residential development

The design of the Vleihuis development in Linden, by Marc Sherratt Sustainability Architects, has achieved three Net Zero certifications from the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA). Set to start construction mid-2019, the multi-unit residential project has achieved Net Zero Carbon, Net Zero Water and Net Positive Ecology (Pilot) certifications. Starting with net zero as a brief, this project began outside with ecology, restoring the … Continue reading Three net-zero certifications for Vleihuis residential development

Hammaring away

The Hammarsdale Waste Beneficiation Centre (HWBC)   When last did you hear of a construction project coming in ahead of schedule, under-budget and surpassing local labour requirements? It’s happened at the Hammarsdale Waste Beneficiation Centre (HWBC) in KwaZulu-Natal, where contractor Robertson & Poole paid great attention to community liaison and embraced the concept of building with alternative building technologies (ABTs). “The contractor has been fantastic. … Continue reading Hammaring away