Government's green portfolio

The line-up of green government buildings that meet high standards for smart, sustainable design is growing.

The following projects have been awarded Green Star SA ratings for their energy and resource efficiency.

corp-sanral

SANRAL Corporate Head Office (2012)
Pretoria, Gauteng - 4-Star

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sisonke-square

Sisonke District Offices (2012)
Ixopo, KwaZulu-Natal - 5-Star

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city-electricity

City of Cape Town Electricity Services Head Office (2012)
Cape Town, Western Cape - 4-Star

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human-contact

Human Settlements Contact Centre (2012)
Manenberg Cape Town, Western Cape - 4-Star

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Agrivraal

Agrivaal Building National Department of Public Works (2012)
Pretoria, Gauteng - 4-Star (2012)

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info-services

Government Communications and Information Services Head Office (2013)
Pretoria, Gauteng – 4-Star (2013)

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sanral-wc

SANRAL Western Region Office (2013)
Cape Town, Western Cape - 4-Star

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nelson-mandela-business

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University’s Business School (2013)
Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape - 4-Star

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department

Department of Environmental Affairs Head Office (2013)
Pretoria, Gauteng

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Government is also starting to build green social housing and to repurpose 'green' inner cities for social housing.

cosmo city

Cosmo City, Johannesburg

joe-slovo

Joe Slovo housing development, Langa, Cape Town

luf

Lufhereng social housing, Johannesburg

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