SOLAR SOLUTIONS FOR SCHOOLS

With the rising cost of electricity in South Africa – and with likely increased costs in the pipeline – it is becoming ever-more cost-effective for schools, whether rural or urban, to look at drawing at least part of their power needs directly from solar inputs. We take a look. In...

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NEW ROUND OF FUNDING FOR RENEWABLES

The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) have opened a new round of funding for renewable energy projects in developing countries and has issued invitations for applications. The ADFD concessional loans are designed to fund transformative renewable energy projects specifically in developing countries....

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HOW HOME OWNERS DEAL WITH DROUGHT

According to Greeff Properties CEO Mike Greeff, a significant increase in the sale and appeal of homes with boreholes and automated irrigation systems has been seen more recently. Potential homeowners and investors are on the lookout for homes with suitable green features as these not only helps their home living experience...

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SA’s GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL AMONG WORLD LEADERS

The Green Building Council of SA (GBCSA) is leading the way in the journey to net zero buildings. Towards that end, GBCSA recently announced the official launch of its Net Zero Programme and the certification of the first four projects under its Net Zero Pilot Certification scheme. We take a...

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SAVING THE RHINOS

As everyone knows, the world’s rhinos are in trouble and wildlife television presenter Bonné de Bod is on a quest to find out why and what’s being done to save these magnificent beasts. Ten years ago De Bod changed her life to follow her childhood passion. She left a successful...

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SAVE WATER WITH FLUSHY SA

The Flushy is a plumbing retrofit device which allows one to easily converts large single flush cisterns to a multi-flush system, thereby saving 50% and more of water disposed of during each flush. Read More…

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CLIMATE CHANGE GARDENING

With level 5 water restrictions being imposed on Capetonians and the Western Cape in the grip of the worst drought it has seen in 100 years or more, a new summer season looms for a province already in dire straits when it comes to water. We have been warning for years...

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SA GREEN BUILDING CONTINUES TO GROW

Since its inception just on a decade ago, South Africa’s Green Building Council has moved from the fringes of the construction sector to become a major player in shaping how future buildings are thought about and built. Read More…

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