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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Another resource available from the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) is its publication entitled Existing Buildings – Survival Strategies. This is described as a South African guide for re-energising tired assets and reducing the operating costs of existing buildings.

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Volume 2 of The Green Building Handbook is newly available from alive2green Building on the content of the first volume, this second volume provides practical information for built environment professionals, the building industry and property owners seeking to design and build ecologically sensitive buildings. Edited by Llewellyn van Wyk of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research the handbook includes contributions from some of South Africa’s leading experts and product suppliers.

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In February 2018, CSI announced that it has acquired a 40% stake in Ergosystem via the investment of significant money into EWS to strengthen their balance sheet. Managing Director of Ergosystem, Dean Armstrong, says the synergies between the companies, coupled with the extensive footprint of CSI, will have mutually beneficial results for both companies as […]

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abe CEM-blanc is a general-purpose white Portland cement that provides superior early-strength with added aesthetic and decorative opportunities offered by its colour tone, high strength and durability.

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Over the last few months it seems as if everybody has become obsessed with rose gold, and with good reason. This colour creates a basic balance between extravagance and style, and the colour tone seems to complement everything!