By using less energy, water and natural resources, green buildings don’t just benefit the health of our planet – they make life better for their occupants, too.
COUNTDOWN TO ZERO | The Green Building Council of South Africa uses the term net zero carbon to describe a building that is highly energy efficient. Net zero carbon buildings don’t just use significantly less energy – they are also capable of self-generating the little power they do need from clean, sustainable sources such as wind or solar.
GREEN BUILDINGS SPOTLIGHT
Kuyasa Energy-Efficient Retrofit
Kuyasa Energy-Efficiency Retrofit
Location: Khayelitsha, Cape Town
Units: 2,309 low-income homes upgraded
The housing units feature solar water heaters, ceiling insulation, compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) and efficient street lights.
Solar water heaters