Royal Adelaide Hospital leads the way in sustainability

Royal Adelaide Hospital leads the way in sustainability

Royal Adelaide Hospital has recently been recognised as one of the first large-scale hospital complexes in the country to receive a 4 Star Green Star – Healthcare as Built rating from the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA). “Royal Adelaide...
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Greenwashing the property market: Why ‘green star’ ratings don’t guarantee more sustainable buildings

Greenwashing the property market: Why ‘green star’ ratings don’t guarantee more sustainable buildings

Nothing uses more resources or produces more waste than the buildings we live and work in. Our built environment is responsible for half of all global energy use and half of all greenhouse gas emissions. Buildings consume one-sixth of all...
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Rabie Property Group awarded South Africa’s 300th green building certification

Rabie Property Group awarded South Africa’s 300th green building certification

Rabie Property Group scooped the 300th green building certification at the Green Building Council of South Africa at the organisation’s recent 10th annual convention at Century City. Rabie, a pioneer in green building, received the latest award in the As...
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Sydney Opera House goes green

Sydney Opera House goes green

As one of the world’s busiest performing arts spaces, the Sydney Opera House is no stranger to the sound of applause. But this time, the accolades aren’t for the actors, but for the building’s sustainability achievements. In 2015, the Opera...
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GIFA Award of Excellence 2017: Sasol Place by Paragon Architects

GIFA Award of Excellence 2017: Sasol Place by Paragon Architects

As the new headquarters for one of the most innovative and successful companies in South Africa, Sasol Place is befitting of its setting in a city that boasts of having one of the largest man-made gardens in the world. The...
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World Green Building Week and the campaign for net zero buildings

World Green Building Week and the campaign for net zero buildings

It’s World Green Building Week, with Green Building Councils from across the world campaigning for all buildings to be “net zero” by 2050. The intention is to promote the aspirations published in its report earlier this year, From Thousands to...
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