South Africa marks 250th green building certification

Streetlight Schools’ Jeppe Park Primary recently achieved a 4-Star Green Star SA Interiors v1 certification, marking the 250th certification on African soil.

The facility also was the first school to achieve a Green Star rating in Africa.

These 250 certifications will go a long way towards the reduction of carbon emissions, as well as water and energy savings, reports EPROP. The buildings measure just under 3.8 million square meters and are expected to save an approximately 450 million kilograms of CO2 per year; 380 million kilowatt hours of energy per year and 350 million liters of drinking water annually.

GBCSA CEO Dorah Modise said that while the organization is proud of the milestone, it could not have been achieved without GBCSA members, property owners, accredited professionals and project team professionals.

Modise added that there are certain property owners and developers who “got it” from the start.

Modise said that green building is a good business decision that also mitigates against climate change.

“We are encouraged to see that green building continues to gain momentum across the continent,” she said. “It is clear from the increasing number of GBCSA-certified buildings that it makes good business sense, and that the property sector understands this.”

 


Topics: Architectural Firms, Associations / Organizations, Building Owners and Managers, Certifications, Construction Firms, Consulting - Green & Sustainable Strategies and Solutions, Sustainable Communities, Urban Planning and Design


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