Green Star Rated Buildings
It is an accepted fact that buildings contribute 60% of the world's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and consume 40% of the world's electricity. In order to meet the key targets set out by the Kyoto Protocol for climate change, we have to adopt new building practises.
While SANS 10400 Part XA sets out the minimum requirements for Energy Efficiency at present, these regulations are unsurprisingly set to become more and more stringent over time. More of SANS 204 will be incorporated into the compulsory framework, as government agencies work to meet their climate change commitments.With SANS 204 as a minimum requirement, Green Star Rated Buildings go beyond compliance and the deemed-to-satisfy routes. They collectively have an impressive track record of how buildings can :
- Save electricity
- Save water
- Save money
All this while reducing GHG's, saving the atmosphere and creating happier healthier work spaces which improve productivity.
We at DEBCal are excited to literally build a new future in South Africa, and experience the benefits of going green and clean.