The yearly Southern African Energy Efficiency Confederation (SAEE) Conference took place in mid-November, and the SAEEC Energy Awards Ceremony recognised outstanding accomplishments of individuals and companies in the industry. Congratulations to the 2018 Award winners: Energy Innovator of the Year went to the outspoken Songo Didiza who founded the Green Building Design Group and has been instrumental in engaging both the private and public sectors … Continue reading SAEEC Energy Award winners
Rhian Berning is the founder of Eco Atlas, which is loaded full of products and services that empower people to make better lifestyle and travel choices. She recently went through the process of designing and constructing a green home after her family’s existing home was consumed by wildfire. We will only have a healthy planet when we have healthy communities. Where do you go for inspiration? … Continue reading Ten Questions with Rhian Berning
Old Mutual’s Cape Town head office, Mutualpark, is aiming for a Net Zero Water certification from the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA), after officially going ‘off the water grid’ in August 2018, thanks to dedicated long-term efficiency and savings, and a massive blackwater filtration plant. The 166 000 square metre office, which accommodates about 9 000 employees and contractors is one of the … Continue reading Old Mutual aims for Net Zero Water
Based in Johannesburg, Thulani Kuzwayo is a strategist, designer, and thinker. He was previously the chair of the Africa Regional Network of the World Green Building Council and a managing executive of the Green Building Council of South Africa. He most recently launched the podcast Afrika Greencast.
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Darling Brew, a craft brewery based in the town of Darling in the Western Cape, has been declared Africa’s first carbon neutral brewery. The brewery is expected to offset a total of 687.96 tons of carbon dioxide over the next year. This will be equivalent to having eliminated the same amount of carbon from the environment as 17 829 tree seedlings having grown for 10 … Continue reading Darling Brew goes carbon neutral