Professional courses on Green Star rating

The Green Building Council of South Africa continues to run its Green Star SA accredited professional courses on the use of its green star rating system for office buildings – Office v1. Courses are coming up in Cape Town and Johannesburg in April.

GBCSA is also running courses which offer property owners, property managers and facilities managers the opportunity to understand their buildings’ performance in terms of green principles. This courses offers participants the tools to ‘green’ their building operations and maintenance and guidelines on how these interventions can be integrated into building management practices. Courses on ‘Understanding your building’s performance’ are also coming up in April.

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keyboard_arrow_upRepairs to Zeekoevlei wastewater treatment works
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The Zeekoevlei Nature Reserve on the Cape Flats is the home of the False Bay Ecology Park (FBEP) Environmental Centre and has a strict environmental protection policy pertaining to any construction works that occur in the area. When Sika was called on to assist with concrete repairs to the anaerobic digesters at the Cape Flats wastewater treatment works, the company was vigilant in ensuring there was no seepage or leakage into the environment and thus no incidents of chemical contamination in the nature reserve while the project was under way.

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keyboard_arrow_upConcrete as a carbon sink?
keyboard_arrow_downConcrete as a carbon sink?

According to Daniel van der Merwe, architect at the Cement & Concrete Institute (C&CI), although concrete is one of the most commonly used building materials in the world, some of the attributes it offers as a sustainable material are overlooked. As global concern about the environment continues, Van der Merwe says, “Materials specification must play a critical role to reduce the embodied energy in a building.

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Frameless Showers, suppliers and installers of unique and individual shower enclosures, will be at the Homemakers Expo from 22 to 25 February 2018. Taking place at the Ticketpro Dome in Northgate, you can follow this link to find out more about the expo.

keyboard_arrow_upInnovation limits bacterial growth
keyboard_arrow_downInnovation limits bacterial growth

TAL has introduced its water-based epoxy grout, an innovative product that offers excellent chemical, acid and stain resistant properties. “This is the first water-based system in the local market. It has been formulated specifically for ease of application and clean-up,” says Gela Ohl, marketing manager for TAL.

keyboard_arrow_upVan Dyck’s new carpet ranges for summer
keyboard_arrow_downVan Dyck’s new carpet ranges for summer

Van Dyck Floors is excited to bring you its latest carpet editions; Nature and Durban. Nature is a WeatherSafe flatweave carpet perfect for both indoors and outdoors, while Durban offers you a unique design option to create a modern interior feel. These ranges are ideal for luxurious residential applications.