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today13 Aug 2012

The business case for green buildings

The financial viability of green buildings is a critical question in the minds of South African property developers and a new report from the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) investigates this issue and sets out the compelling business case for green building.  The Rands and Sense of Green Buildings contains evidence-based studies on the costs and benefits of green building in countries with established green building markets, such as the USA and Australia, as well as local case studies, examples and anecdotal evidence. 
today11 Mar 2010

The Green Building Handbook

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.
today1 Oct 2015

Must-have reference manual for architects and the built environment

Over the years, we at Specifile have been approached by various architectural lecturers struggling to find a publication they could recommend to their students that would outline – clearly and concisely – all the basics that a student needed to know before they could get into the business of designing buildings. Inspiration without a solid foundation of knowledge is, after all, going to result in a building that cannot meet the function it is intended for. ARCHITECTIVE is just that publication.
today12 Aug 2012

Green Building Council-Member Road Show 2012

The Green Building Council invites you to attend this milestone event celebrating five years of momentum gained in the green building space. The leadership team have spent the last few months defining the GBCSA’s focus areas and would like to share their future plans with you. Members form an integral part in shaping the future of the organization and the results of a recently conducted member survey have been incorporated into the action plan. 
today10 May 2015

Ashrae on board for Frigair

For the first time ever, four Ashrae short courses will be presented at this year’s Frigair Expo 2015, taking place 3-5 June at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand.