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Read the latest news and views about green buildings in South Africa.

Covid-19 has applied additional pressure on the need to focus on healthier buildings and sustainability.

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Renewable Energy Bonds have been placed on JSE by Nedbank. This endeavour provides tangible support to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.

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Hlompho Vivian, technical officer for the C40 South African New Buildings Programme, is helping City of Tshwane to transition towards green buildings.

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Naseema Elias, technical officer for the C40 South African New Buildings Programme, is helping eThekwini become Africa’s most caring and liveable city.

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The perception that green buildings have a higher capital cost with low returns on investment remains a barrier.

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South Africa’s buildings account for 40% of the country’s greenhouse gas emissions. But the City of Johannesburg’s new draft green buildings policy aims to change that.

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Technical officers and city practitioners involved in the C40 South African Buildings Programme took to Beijing to learn about China's journey to ultra-low energy buildings.

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The City of Cape Town’s Energy, Water and Waste Forum engaged with the business sector on resource efficiency this past September.

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Green certified buildings are outperforming on key investment metrics, according to the MSCI South Africa Green Annual Property Index.

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Cape Town’s Energy Water Waste Forum puts the spotlight on stakeholder collaboration in meeting energy challenges for a carbon-neutral future.

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Lesley Sibanda, Senior Professional Officer: Net Zero Carbon Built Environment for the City of Cape Town, talks about tackling climate with low-carbon infrastructure, energy-efficient buildings and clean energy.

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Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking (NCIB) has enhanced green affordable housing in South Africa with an innovative $9m Sustainable Affordable Housing finance facility.

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Several South African banks are offering incentives for businesses and small companies to install solar PV panels.

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The South African Department of Energy and Mineral Resources has gazetted into law the mandatory display of energy performance for non-residential buildings.

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Communal spaces centred around producing your own food in an inside-out space with a water feature - reminiscent of a kraal. That’s how SA researchers reimagine housing post Covid-19.

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Come and visit the My Clean Green Home Pop-Up to see how the net zero carbon home operates and learn about the possibilities of energy efficient homes.

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In South Africa’s largest metros, the formally built residential environment accounts for 83% of the units and the informal represents some 17%, on average - representing around 1 million ‘shacks’ – backyard, or free standing, often with no formal tenure.

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In this webinar we invite all guest speakers from episode 1 to 4 answer all your burning questions and discuss - Is this the great reset for South African Cities?

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UPCOMING WEBINAR

Living Future Collaborative South Africa is hosting a FREE online webinar that will look at Realigning Buildings with Nature. Please join the webinar if you would like to learn more about the Place Petal, Urban Agriculture and the Ecology of Place!

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