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Find out how Rio is planning the first major holistically sustainable global event for the 2016 Olympic Games. The host city will see the design and construction of venues for 15 Olympic and 11 Paralympic sports competitions.  Built on an environmentally, socially and economically sustainable foundation, the Rio 2016 Olympic…

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Winner of the Green Industry Leader category of the Green Supply Chain Awards 2012 is another feather in the cap for Prof. L.J. Grobler, founding member of the Southern African Association of Energy Efficiency (SAEE). Dedicated to greening the supply chain, the 4th annual Green Supply Chain Awards were presented…

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The Millennia Park office building in Stellenbosch has been awarded a 5 Star Green Star SA certification from the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA).  The first refurbished building in South Africa to receive this award, the 29 year old Millennia Park is arguably one of the most energy…

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Find out about the buildings energy usage provisions presented in the amended National Building Regulations and the implications for property developers.  Governed by the Department of Trade and Industry, these regulations hope to reduce energy consumption by setting minimum standards for energy efficient design in all new builds and extensions.…

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The Green Building section of the Sustainability Conference addressed the current hot topics of green building and energy efficiency. The conference, held at the Sandton Convention Centre from the 26-29 July 2012, covered many themes concerning sustainability. One of the modules within the Green Building section was Energy Efficiency. Speakers…

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With its red running tracks surrounded by black and white seats and floodlights stretching above the roof, London's elliptically shaped Olympic Stadium resemblesmany other sporting venues.   But the building's principal designer, Philip Johnson, believes it will lead a global movement towards sustainable architecture.   Mostly lightweight steel was used in the construction,the roof is made of PVC and the stadium boasts a fabric curtain, designed to minimize crosswinds. Moreover,the water collected from the roof is used to flush thetoilets, while the earth embankments that surround the stadium protect the biodiversity of the site by encouraging plants to grow.   To read the full article click here.      

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Johannesburg-based architects @126 have released designs for the tallest building in Africa. The 110-storey structure is part of triple-tower development in Tshwane, South Africa, collectively known as Centurion Symbio-City. Destined for completion in 2018, the project was announced by Mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa last week and has been met with mixed…

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