In addition to upgrading existing hospitals, environmentally sustainable principles are integral to the design of all new Netcare facilities. Netcare is focusing on ensuring the environmental sustainability of its operations in terms of electricity and water supply for its high-acuity operations.
For those in the construction industry the term “quantity surveyor” is commonly known. But, a quantity surveyor’s function is not always understood. To illustrate the value of this key function we take a look at Green buildings.
The grid – the infrastructure that delivers electricity from our local utility and municipalities to buildings – is over-taxed. Because of increasing demand during peak time periods and the imminent output of renewable energy sources such as solar and wind when South Africa’s Independent Power Producers (IPP’s) start contributing with supply, the grid is less able to provide a stable energy supply.