Monday, November 10, 2008

Green Rating for Buildings


South Africa's Green Building Council recently launched a system of rating buildings according to their "greenness, or impact on the environment. Called Green Star SA, the system takes a range of factors into consideration including energy, water, materials and waste management.

The idea behind the system is to start mitigating the negative environmental impact of buildings and the way in which they are constructed and managed. It is designed to be used by clients, consultants and contractors to objectively measure the impact of their projects and activities and obtain recognition for environmentally friendly interventions.

There is already evidence that greener buildings can contribute positively to productivity, long term profitability and lower carbon emissions.

For ten reasons why we need green buildings, go to: http://www.carbonsmart.com:80/carboncopy/2008/11/top-ten-reasons-why-we-need-green-buildings.html

Master Builders KZN will keep you updated about developments in this regard.

Brandon Abdinor
Executive Director

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