Archive for October, 2011

Mr Jobs

Genius.

We can all learn lots from SA’s first 5* green office building, I did.

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A week or so ago I visited Aurecon’s recently completed Cape Town office and South Africa’s first 5 Star rated green building and it was fantastic and enlightening. Developed by Rabie it was a breath of fresh air but also a nice reality check to know it’s not a huge paradigm shift to construct a GBCSA rated green building. All the techniques which “we” discuss were incorporated into a quality building. For this architect it was a great injection boost and I loved the south facing restrained minimal feel. Located at a prime location at Century City and why not, I was actually impressed by the infrastructure which has been in place from the get go there, allowing developers and tenants to get a foot on the green ladder before they even start.