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’ […]
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. […]
January 9, 2013

America’s “greenest street” a blueprint for sustainable urban development

A streetscape that includes natural landscaping, bicycle lanes, wind powered lighting, storm water diversion for irrigation, drought-resistant native plants and innovative “smog-eating” concrete has earned Cermak […]
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 13, 2012

SEED’s Post Carbon Homestead in Cape Town

Cape Town – This could be the definition of a new-age green house – a house that uses no electricity and runs purely on sustainable energy, […]
October 5, 2012

Tips for off-grid living

In a busy world filled with modern conveniences and ever-evolving technology, an off-the-grid lifestyle may seem too challenging to adapt to. The truth is, it is […]
October 4, 2012

Why It’s Cheaper To Build A Green Home

These days, building your dream house is more complicated than ever. When in the past you can just stake out an empty lot and declare it […]
October 4, 2012