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OUT OF THE RUBBLE

OUT OF THE RUBBLE

To relieve pressure on SA’s landfills, buildings and the materials they’re made of should have more than one use during their lifespan

STEPPING SOFTLY

STEPPING SOFTLY

Eco-conscious carpet manufacturers are introducing VOC-free and recycled ranges with a gentler footprint

SILVER LINING

SILVER LINING

Retirement estates are reflecting the changing demands of SA’s still-active seniors, who are looking not so much for an old-age home as a way of life

FOR GOOD MEASURE

FOR GOOD MEASURE

Smart meters are becoming an important device for maintaining water savings

WORKING IN HARMONY

WORKING IN HARMONY

Cocooning ourselves in musical bubbles might be good for productivity but it also sounds a wrong note in a world where employees are growing increasingly isolated from each other

WASTE DISPOSAL

WASTE DISPOSAL

Biomass energy is joining solar, hydro and wind as an attractive alternative in the renewables arena

RAYS OF GOODNESS

RAYS OF GOODNESS

The benefits of sufficient exposure to natural light go well beyond the well-being of a company’s employees

SECOND CHANCES

SECOND CHANCES

New-age principles in a mature package … retrofitting gives older buildings a modern lease on life

INTO THE BLUE

INTO THE BLUE

Desalination is proving to be one of the solutions to the ever-present water crisis

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