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Increasing housing backlogs in all of the large cities of South African mean there is an urgent need to develop additional sustainable and affordable urban accommodation. Existing approaches suffer from…

Onsite service enterprises (OSEs) are enterprises that develop and maintain systems and facilities that provide services to occupants of a building or a precinct. Examples of onsite services include hot…

This presentation provides 5 important questions that can be asked when choosing a sustainable building or green building rating system. It was presented as part of an online Webinar organised…

The lack of appropriate policy, regulations, standards, guidance, and capacity has been identified as a major limiting factor in the development of more sustainable built environments.  To address this a…

The Compoloo Steel Frame 1.01 is an easy-to-assemble composting toilet. It can be made using hand tools and readily available materials. The Compoloo does not use any water so saves large quantities…

The Compoloo Steel Frame 1.01 is an easy-to-assemble composting toilet. It can be made using hand tools and readily available materials. The Compoloo does not use any water so saves large quantities…

The Water Use Modelling (WUM) tool is a methodology and tool for modeling water use in buildings. Data on water equipment, systems and usage patterns are entered into the tool to model water…

The Water Assessment in Buildings (WAB) tool is a methodology and tool for assessing water equipment and systems in buildings. Design appraisals or walk-through assessments of buildings are used to evaluate proposed…

The Water Evaluation and Monitoring (WEM) tool is a methodology and tool for monitoring and evaluating water use in buildings. Data from utility and/or council accounts or logged water consumption…