For the first time in South Africa, case studies of eight Green Star SA rated buildings, as well as a number of South African existing building case studies, and eleven international case studies are compiled in a seminal report entitled ‘The Rands and Sense of Green Buildings’.
The ‘Rands and Sense of Green Buildings’ is a pivotal report, as it sets out the economic case for green building in a clear, incontestable manner. It dispels the myth that green building is more expensive, lists the benefits of green building and provides the local proof of these.
Rands and Sense aims to:
- Prove that green buildings are able to provide financial and environmental benefits which conventional buildings are unable to do, such as lowering operating costs, higher return on assets, increased property values, enhanced marketability, reduced liability and risk, and more.
- Unpack the real challenges of building green in South Africa, in particular addressing the misconception of escalated associated costs.
- The way forward in a young green building market relies profoundly in increasing awareness and education. It is vital that GBCSA educate and increase the awareness and the need for green buildings in government, industry and the public. The end goal is to have a collaborative effort and involvement by all stakeholders in South Africa.
This publication is freely available to our members. Please contact us.