green building

November 24, 2013

First Public & Education Green Star rated building in South Africa

The large buildings found at universities, schools and other institutions make for ideal rainwater collection surfaces and a maximum number of rain water tanks. The ‘green’ […]
March 12, 2013

Tips for Designing a Green Home

Designing your own green home can be a huge undertaking. You want a home with a nice functional floor plan and appealing design that is built […]
March 11, 2013

‘Green electricity roof’ could provide power, water storage & insulation

A significant part of the electricity needed for buildings could be generated using plant-covered roofs within a few years, thanks to research carried out at Wageningen […]
January 30, 2013

Eco roof generates solar energy, harvests rainwater

The rise in the cost of energy along with the need to reduce the carbon footprint of buildings, architects around the world have started to come […]
January 23, 2013

“World’s Greenest Office Building”

Seattle’s Bullitt Center is being heralded as the greenest, most energy-efficient commercial office building in the world. It’s not that the six-story, 50,000-square-foot building is utilizing never-before-seen technology. […]
December 10, 2012

South Africa: Pretoria Hospital Showcase of Green Economy

In February 2012, the Zuid Afrikaans Hospital (ZAH), in Mucleneuk, Pretoria, gave Michelangelo Technology the go-ahead to do a comprehensive Green Audit to determine what could […]
December 6, 2012

Water conservation incentives for U.S. Embassies

Facing mandates from the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 and a 2009 executive order from President Obama, federal government agencies are working to reduce […]
November 18, 2012

South Africa: Paarl’s first Commercial Green Building to open August 2013

Cecilia Square, the prestigious new commercial office development adjacent to the Paarl Mall on the N1, is scheduled to open its doors on 1 August 2013, […]
October 17, 2012

South Africa: Councillor turns to tyres for housing project

A councillor in the Mangaung metro municipality has a vision to coincide with World Food Day that the Free State can become the bread basket of […]