Neil Cameron of Johnson Controls

Intelligent goals for intelligent cities

Cities around the world are creating public-private initiatives around sustainability and liveability goals, and they’re being intelligent about it. Intelligent cities support their goal-setting processes with IT solutions that enable benchmarking, measurement, and achievement. (more…)

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Debbie English shared an emotional account of the price of the war against rhino poaching

Insights from the other side of the “rhino war” – A daughter’s heart wrenching account

In a speech given at the Rhino Conservation Awards last year, Debbie English shared an emotional account of the price of the war against rhino poaching. While the rhino is the ultimate victim, those that fight on its behalf are exposed to endless danger – often at the expense of their families. (more…)

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Urban designer and author Jeff Speck is one of an exciting line-up of international guest speakers at the Green Building Convention, from 26 to 28 July 2016, at Sandton Convention Centre.

Walking the path to smart growth and sustainable design for communities

“Climate change isn’t just a disaster, it is also our best chance to demand and build a better world.” This quote from Naomi Klein, activist and author of the New York Times bestseller, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism, has inspired the theme for this year’s Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) convention to be held in […]

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E de Klerk and W van Antwerpen - Growthpoint Properties

Growthpoint introduces eco-friendly e-bikes to Sandton Central

On 1 June, Growthpoint Properties introduced the first electronic bike hubs to Sandton Central in a pilot project that pioneers a new, convenient and environmentally innovative alternative mode of transport for South Africa’s financial hub. (more…)

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Recording everyday life in Shanghai for the documentary film

Documentary film “Experiment 150” celebrates premiere

For two years, prize-winning director Thomas Grube documented the worldwide activities celebrating BASF’s 150th anniversary: from the preparation of the program, to the kick-off of the Creator SpaceTM tour in Mumbai, to the finale of the anniversary in Ludwigshafen. The resulting film “Experiment 150 – Co-creating for a sustainable future” will celebrate its premiere on […]

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The 103 kWp 33 Bree project

AECOM helps Growthpoint Properties go green

AECOM is actively working with Growthpoint Properties on a range of solar rooftop projects and existing building performance ratings, where low-performance buildings are identified and corrective measures proposed. (more…)

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SRK - SRK principal scientist Jacky Burke

Roadmap for mines to comply with water use licences

As many mines grapple with the complexities of implementing and renewing their water use licences (WULs), global consulting engineers and scientists SRK Consulting have prepared a manageable system to simplify this process – complete with a training programme to put all those responsible on the same page. According to SRK Africa principal scientist Jacky Burke, […]

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P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water Programme celebrates 10 billion litres of clean water globally

Six billion litres have been provided to Africa alone Procter and Gamble (P&G) mark an important milestone of their P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water Programme – providing 10 billion litres of clean drinking water to needy communities around the world. (more…)

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Three killed and two wounded by elephant poachers in Garamba National Park, DRC

Five members from African Parks, including four rangers and the Park Manager, sustained injuries in a shootout with elephant poachers on April 23, 2016 in Garamba National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). It is with sincere regret that we announce that three of the Rangers, Dimba Richard, Anigobe Bagare, and Matikuli Tsago […]

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AECOM KZN office one of Durban’s most sustainable buildings

AECOM has inaugurated its new KwaZulu-Natal head office in Umhlanga Ridge, believed to be the first building in Durban to have achieved a five Green Star rating from the Green Building Council of South Africa. The building’s four Green Star rating for interior design was expected to be ratified within the next couple of weeks, […]

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