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FOUNDATION FOR CHANGE

FOUNDATION FOR CHANGE

As the continent’s resources increasingly come under pressure, African countries are teaming up to realise a sustainable future through greener buildings

WELL COVERED

WELL COVERED

The use of low- or zero-VOC paint has become almost de rigueur, making a big difference to the health of a building’s occupants

CLEAN MACHINES

CLEAN MACHINES

Realising just how energy inefficient most office equipment is can be a sobering concept. However, new technologies are emerging to challenge this

NET WORTH

NET WORTH

Building projects can earn valuable points for either neutralising or positively redressing their use of the world’s most precious resource

SIT BACK AND RELAX

SIT BACK AND RELAX

Being comfortable at work can make all the difference to staff – and companies’ – well-being and productivity

PULLING THE PLUG

PULLING THE PLUG

With legislation on the cards to regulate how SA industry deals with its e-waste, there is potential to gain valuable minerals while creating jobs at the same time

URBAN BREW

URBAN BREW

The ability to rejuvenate SA’s inner cities and vastly enhance their appeal and liveability will be crucial to future development

HARD DUTY

HARD DUTY

While it’s an integral ingredient of the world’s built habitat, cement is also responsible for large amounts of carbon dioxide emissions. However, new technology is making it stronger – and easier on the environment

SHINING EXAMPLE

SHINING EXAMPLE

LEDs are just a small part of the new technology driving efficiency in lighting – and the systems are becoming more intelligent too

DUAL PURPOSE

DUAL PURPOSE

It’s time SA invested more in greywater systems, particularly for new builds, but what is the safest way to go about this?