All construction, design, renovation and operation of buildings and infrastructure follow the principles of 'green buildings' appropriate to the size and scope of the business

What does this mean?

  • This point is only applicable to any new buildings and infrastructure as well as to any refurbishments or structural changes to existing buildings.
  • Green buildings seek to have the minimum possible impact on the environment and look at things like energy and water efficiency, waste generation etc.

What do I do?

The Green Building Council website is a good source of information and has a tab with different rating tools (such as Greenstar) that can be used: http://www.gbcsa.org.za/

Other websites with useful information on green building include:

In the Resource Centre you will find a document with more details on exactly what a green building is.