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Water Saving Tips by GBCSA -

Friday, March 24, 2017

The Mark of Approval for Bosun Brick -

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Waker Neuson provides equipment to build Pump Track for Pretoria school -

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Does your swimming pool need a face-lift? -

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

6 inspiring African architectural projects that have made the world a greener place -

Thursday, March 16, 2017

ILASA President Dr Ida Breed receives a C3 rating from the NRF -

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

6 Indoor plants that filter cigarette smoke -

Friday, March 10, 2017

March in the Garden -

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The Cape Green Forum Trade Show -

Friday, March 3, 2017

The Cape Town Flower Show Blossoms Again From the 19 to 22 October 2017 -

Friday, March 3, 2017

RAIC awards posthumous 2017 Gold Medal to architect and planner Roger du Toit -

Friday, March 3, 2017

Artful Rainwater Design: A Case Study -

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Do you speak tree? -

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Shipping Container Swimming Pools in Outdoor Design? -

Friday, February 24, 2017

How to create a cottage garden using indigenous South African plants -

Thursday, February 23, 2017

10th Green Building Convention | Save The Date | 9 – 11 October 2017 | Cape Town -

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Water Wise with Easigrass -

Friday, February 17, 2017

Landscape architect Enzo Enea on bringing mysticism to Miami’s waterfront -

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Ambitious greenhouse gas emissions commitment approved by Science Based Targets Initiative -

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

2017 Corobrik- ILASA Awards of Excellence, Call for Entries: Deadline 31 March -

Friday, February 10, 2017

  • Water Saving Tips by GBCSA

    South Africa is the 30th driest country in the world, and water is becoming one of our most scarce resources. The impacts of our uneven and irregular rainfall patterns have been sorely felt this summer, with serious water restriction measures having been put in place by most municipalities. There are a number of solutions, however, and green building is one of the simple and highly effective ways to save water, explains Dorah Modise, CEO of Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA). “Green buildings not only encourage water savings but ensure water is used wisely with innovative water-efficiency and water-capturing solutions,”…

  • The Mark of Approval for Bosun Brick

      The Concrete Manufacturers Association Certification Services (CMA CS) has undertaken its first complete initial assessments and certified a number of products on behalf of its maiden client, Bosun Bricks. Initial assessments were undertaken to test compliance with SANS specifications on a number of different precast concrete products that are manufactured by the company and that need to be certified to meet engineering and architectural specifications. The CMA CS Mark of Approval is the first non-SABS mark to be used in the concrete industry since legislation was changed to allow multiple certification authorities to undertake certification of SANS standards. Born…

  • Waker Neuson provides equipment to build Pump Track for Pretoria school

    Pump Tracks are a worldwide phenomenon that allow cyclists of all levels and ages to experience the thrill of bicycle riding in a relatively small area, and in so doing promote whole-family and community involvement in healthy exercise and leisure activities. They typically comprise a looping trail system, with a series of whoop sections, contoured jumps and steeply bermed corners all strung together to allow for almost pedal-free cycling. The name Pump Track is derived from the pumping motion of the cyclist’s upper body, used to keep up the momentum on the track with almost no pedalling, and the origins…

  • Does your swimming pool need a face-lift?

    Saint-Gobain Weber share  important tips to consider when it comes to pool renovations. When flying over South Africa’s urban areas it is interesting to see that most homes have swimming pools. Given our climate, residential swimming pools provide a welcome reprieve from the heat in the hot summer months and are a source of relaxation, recreation, entertainment and add a key aesthetic to many homes. That said, over time swimming pools lose their appeal and require upgrading and repair. The winter months are the obvious time to empty your pool and give it a face-lift, repair leaks, re-surface with a…

  • 6 inspiring African architectural projects that have made the world a greener place

    These award-winning projects include a chic house that epitomises green living, a ‘flat pack’ school made of shipping containers and more Every two years the prestigious AfriSAM-SAIA Award for Sustainable Architecture and Innovation recognises projects that have put green principles and social change into action and that are helping to lighten our footprint on the earth while improving the lives of the people that use them. The 2016 winners have just been announced; these 6 projects received the prestigious award. 1) GORGEOUS GREEN HOUSE Architects: Sagnelli Associate Architects The ‘poster-child’ for green living, this Durban-North home (pictured above) uses pretty…

Latest

Water Saving Tips by GBCSA

Mar 24, 2017

South Africa is the 30th driest country in the world, and water is becoming one of our most scarce resources. The impacts of our uneven and irregular rainfall patterns have been sorely felt this summer, with serious water restriction measures having been put in place by most municipalities. There are a number of solutions, however, and green building is one of the simple and highly effective ways to save water, explains Dorah Modise, CEO of Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA). “Green buildings not only encourage water savings but ensure water is used wisely with innovative water-efficiency and water-capturing solutions,”…

The Mark of Approval for Bosun Brick

Mar 23, 2017

  The Concrete Manufacturers Association Certification Services (CMA CS) has undertaken its first complete initial assessments and certified a number of products on behalf of its maiden client, Bosun Bricks. Initial assessments were undertaken to test compliance with SANS specifications on a number of different precast concrete products that are manufactured by the company and that need to be certified to meet engineering and architectural specifications. The CMA CS Mark of Approval is the first non-SABS mark to be used in the concrete industry since legislation was changed to allow multiple certification authorities to undertake certification of SANS standards. Born…

Waker Neuson provides equipment to build Pump Track for Pretoria school

Mar 22, 2017

Pump Tracks are a worldwide phenomenon that allow cyclists of all levels and ages to experience the thrill of bicycle riding in a relatively small area, and in so doing promote whole-family and community involvement in healthy exercise and leisure activities. They typically comprise a looping trail system, with a series of whoop sections, contoured jumps and steeply bermed corners all strung together to allow for almost pedal-free cycling. The name Pump Track is derived from the pumping motion of the cyclist’s upper body, used to keep up the momentum on the track with almost no pedalling, and the origins…

Does your swimming pool need a face-lift?

Mar 21, 2017

Saint-Gobain Weber share  important tips to consider when it comes to pool renovations. When flying over South Africa’s urban areas it is interesting to see that most homes have swimming pools. Given our climate, residential swimming pools provide a welcome reprieve from the heat in the hot summer months and are a source of relaxation, recreation, entertainment and add a key aesthetic to many homes. That said, over time swimming pools lose their appeal and require upgrading and repair. The winter months are the obvious time to empty your pool and give it a face-lift, repair leaks, re-surface with a…

6 inspiring African architectural projects that have made the world a greener place

Mar 16, 2017

These award-winning projects include a chic house that epitomises green living, a ‘flat pack’ school made of shipping containers and more Every two years the prestigious AfriSAM-SAIA Award for Sustainable Architecture and Innovation recognises projects that have put green principles and social change into action and that are helping to lighten our footprint on the earth while improving the lives of the people that use them. The 2016 winners have just been announced; these 6 projects received the prestigious award. 1) GORGEOUS GREEN HOUSE Architects: Sagnelli Associate Architects The ‘poster-child’ for green living, this Durban-North home (pictured above) uses pretty…

ILASA President Dr Ida Breed receives a C3 rating from the NRF

Mar 15, 2017

Dr Christina (Ida) Breed is a senior lecturer in the Department of Architecture in the Faculty of Engineering, Built environment and Information Technology. She has received a C3 rating from the NRF, making her one of two rated landscape architects in the country.  Her research is concerned with open space design and how it relates to natural and cultural contextual issues and identity. Her research demonstrates the importance of the landscape design as part of green infrastructure, urban ecology and social-ecological resilience. She is trained in urban ethnography and makes use of qualitative research methods. The findings of her research…

6 Indoor plants that filter cigarette smoke

Mar 10, 2017

  Georgina Lockwood: for Life Green Group.  The Amazon jungle is considered the lungs of the earth filtering out carbon dioxide. Closer to home, Indoor plants are regarded as the lungs of the office, filtering out harmful toxins like cigarette smoke (carbon monoxide). The dangers of cigarette smoke (Carbon Monoxide) Cigarette litter is a pain in the butt but carbon monoxide kills!  Carbon monoxide is an odourless, colourless gas that is incredibly dangerous in high quantities. Small doses of carbon monoxide can cause flu-like symptoms in employees, smokers and secondary smokers, without anyone realising it is there. Complete exposure to…

March in the Garden

Mar 7, 2017

Written by  Atlantic Fertilisers Herewith some of the trusted plants you will find this month: Penstemon – these are the stalwarts of autumn. They are drought resistant and great for quick colour. Salvias – many varieties with aromatic foliage and tubular flowers that attract birds and insects. Salvias grow in a wide range of growing and soil conditions and cope with dry periods. Angelonias – for a colourful display in flower beds and in pots. They are excellent as cut flowers. Grow angelonias in rich, well drained soils in a warm, sunny or semi-shaded position. Gazanias – flower all year…

The Cape Green Forum Trade Show

Mar 3, 2017

Join the Cape Green Forum for their bi-annual trade show on Wednesday the 15th of March 2017  from 09h00 – 15h00 Spend some time being inspired by the beautiful stands created by members of the green industry. Place orders for the coming season and meet up with colleagues and friends. View seeds, plugs, plants, pots, paving, trees, organics, decor, grass, chemicals, fairies, water features, machinery and more. • Fantastic central venue with lots of space • Come rain or shine we’re covered • Over 60 exhibitors • FREE parking • Good coffee, drinks & food available • Stands awards at 1pm…

The Cape Town Flower Show Blossoms Again From the 19 to 22 October 2017

Mar 3, 2017

  The Cape Town Flower Show will bloom again – this time in a new home at Sun International’s GrandWest in Goodwood, Cape Town from 19 to 22 October 2017. Following the successful inaugural Cape Town Flower Show held at The Castle of Good Hope in October 2016, event organisers, Growth Events (Pty) Ltd believes that a very strong foundation has been built for the show to grow from strength to strength. CALLING ALL GARDEN DESIGNERS AND LANDSCAPERS The show gardens at the 2016 Cape Town Flower Show were definitely the draw card for the visitors who flocked to the…