Green Building Consulting
We offer a range of consulting services for building owners and tenants in all building sectors, ranging from initial green strategy development and policies to more involved plans and implementation of green initiatives suited to the client's green goals.
Green Star SA Certification
(Design/as built, interiors and existing buildings)
A Green Star Certification is an independent and objective assessment of a property's green credentials. It recognises and rewards environmental leadership in the property industry.
Existing Building Performance Certification
An existing building performance rating focuses on the operations and management of a building and assesses the building over a performance period of up to 12 months. Energy and water monitoring, indoor environmental quality assessments and management policies and plans are some of the items required to achieve the rating. The tool also addresses the relationship between the landlord and the tenant which encourages both parties to focus their efforts towards a common green goal and ultimately enjoy the shared benefits of the building’s improvements.
Energy and water Performance
This Green Star Energy and Water Performance tool is a mini rating tool which allows building and portfolio managers to compare the energy and water consumption of their existing office building to the consumption of other buildings alike. This Certification is a stand-alone rating or can be the first step of achieving an Existing Building Performance Rating.
New Buildings (Design/As built) Certification
A new building can be certified for a design rating which is awarded at the end of the design phase and recognises green building strategies incorporated in the design of the buildings. It can be also be certified after practical completion for an as-built rating which rewards the building for sustainable procurement and implementation of green strategies.
An interiors certification gives the tenant the opportunity to be recognised for environmental leadership. This certification is independent from the building owner and allows the tenant fit out to have their unique green design initiatives fairly and independently assessed. High performance, healthy, productive and efficient interiors, is what this Green Star rating tool recognises and rewards.
Socio Economic (optional add on to the new buildings and interiors rating tools)
Green Star Project Peer Reviews
We offer a peer review assessment of project submissions prior to submission to the Green Building Council of South Africa. During this peer review, the submission documentation shall be compared to the credit criteria and documentation requirements and an estimated result will be given to the client.
Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) Assessments
For your own piece of mind or for a Green Building Certification, we offer the following IEQ services:-
- Artificial and natural light testing
- CO and CO2 testing
- Thermal comfort testing
Photovoltaic (PV) Turnkey Solutions
Energy Efficient Lighting Retrofits
Smart Metering Solutions
Education, Training & Workshops
Introductory workshops for development professionals, property/facilities management teams and tenants