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World Green Building Week
September 21, 2015 @ 08:00 - September 27, 2015 @ 17:00
Did you know that buildings consume a third of the world’s energy and are responsible for a fifth of global emissions? This could double or even triple by 2050.
The good news is that green buildings are powering positive change – slashing energy use and emissions, saving water, reducing the volume of waste to landfill, and providing healthier places for people.
World Green Building Week is taking place from 21 to 27 September to acknowledge the contribution green buildings are making towards a sustainable future, and to share the story of how our industry is powering positive change around the globe. This week presents the opportunity to shine a spotlight on the global movement and our collective mission to create sustainable built environments. All over the world in the same week, supporters are initiating public conversations around the role buildings play in strengthening our sustainable future.
By working together in the same week globally, our message is louder, demonstrates global diversity in activities and creates excitement as people feel part of our growing global community.
You can be part of this growing international network!The Green Building Council of South Africa would like to invite you to be part of the campaign to share our mutual story of environmental transformation through co-operative thought and action.
Creating green advocates
We’d like to use World Green Building Week as a platform to educate building users about the benefits of working in a green building and provide motivation to, in turn, adopt positive environmental habits at home.
We would like to encourage you and the rest of your teams to get involved and spread the word to power positive change.
Below are marketing elements that can be used to promote behavioural change and thought leadership within your environment.
The pack includes the following:
Greening your home
Learn how to green your home from the ‘My Green Home’ project. This guide and the lessons of the ‘My Green Home’ family are for you. The Green Building Council South Africa, with co-funding from the German government and a set of sponsors and partners, spent six months working with one suburban family to green their home and show what is possible.
In that short time, Zwelethu and Bulelwa Ngewana and their children, Lutholuthle (17) and Thulisa (22) saw:
- 53 % reduction in electricity consumption
- 44 % reduction in water consumption
- 81 % reduction in waste to landfill
Thank you in anticipation for your support in our continued journey to inspire better buildings and a sustainable future for South Africa.
Hotel Verde Building Tours
23 September 2015
Choose from one of the following packaged tours:
- 8AM BREAKFAST TOUR : R110 (limited to 30 people) including a welcome drink, buffet breakfast and coffee, small table gift and an extensive site tour of the hotel.
- 11:30AM LUNCH TOUR: R110 (limited to 30 people) including a welcome drink, plated lunch (meat/fish/veggie option) and a craft beer, organic wine or soft drink, a small table gift and an extensive site tour of the hotel.
- 6PM EARTH HOUR TOUR: R145 (limited to 20 people) including a welcome drink, an extensive site tour of the hotel,
a full three course buffet during our earth hour evening, live music and small table gift (drinks for own account).