As of December 2018, Solid Green has achieved 64 Green Building Certifications – 62 Green Star Certifications and 2 LEED Certifications – including 31 Green Star Office certifications, 15 Green Star Interior certifications, and 6 Green Star EBP projects. Our portfolio includes three 6-star Green Star Projects and eleven 5-star Green Star projects.
Green Star Awards
Since 2011, the GBCSA has awarded the Green Building Council Leadership Awards, which aim to recognise and commend market leaders on the transformation of the South African property market. For two years in a row, Solid Green scooped the award for Established Green Star, for Marloes Reinink in 2012/2013 and for Chilufya Lombe in 2013/2014.
List of Green Star SA Leadership Awards won by Solid Green:
- Runner Up: 10 Year Award for the Consulting Company with the highest Number of Certifications
- Winner: Established Green Star for Chilufya Lombe
- Runner Up: Highest Rated Building for National English Literary Museum
- 4th South African Women in Property Awards (SAWIPA): Marloes Reinink for Business Woman of the Year: Entrepreneur
- International Award for Green Interiors for the Google Jozi Project
Chilufya Lombe is involved with the newly established ASHRAE South Africa.
Warren Gray serves on the SANS 10400 Part XA committee to ensure that the energy-efficiency standards and processes related to this are well implemented and relevant to the industry.
Solid Green has established Solid Insight. Solid Insight is a cutting-edge web application that promotes the awareness of energy use in buildings by combining the key areas of awareness, education and accessibility. See more of our innovative initiatives here.
Solid Green has also been involved with GreenED, an industry leading online learning platform for professionals wanting to learn more about the sustainable built environment.
In the last two years, Solid Green has more than doubled the number of Green Building Certifications in its portfolio! To date, we have obtained 63 Green Star Certifications and 2 LEED Certifications, including 32 Green Star Office certifications, 15 Green Star Interior certifications, and 6 Green Star EBP (Existing Building Performance) ratings.
11th December 2018
Solid Green’s strong performance at the 2015 Green Star SA Leadership Awards marks its continuing success and expansion. Once again, the company has shown that it is at the top-tier of the South African green-building industry with its work on the Monte Circle Building A building and 6-Star-rated Upper Grayston building in Sandton, Johannesburg.
12th November 2015
Solid Green has been certified as a LEVEL 2 Contributor to B-BBEE for 2015-16 achieving an overall score of 88.46 out of 100 as a Qualifying Small Enterprise. LEVEL 2 is the second highest rating and denotes a 135% BEE recognition level. Download Certificate.
7th May 2015
Upper Grayston Block F, with Solid Green as the sustainable building consultant, has become the first building to achieve a 6 Star Green Star SA Office v1 As built Rating in Gauteng. The office block, situated just off Ann Cresent in the heart of Sandton, has been lauded as demonstrating ‘World Leadership’ in the South African sustainability sphere.
20th March 2015
For the second year running Solid Green has picked up the coveted Established Green Star award at the annual Green Star Leadership Awards at the Green Building Convention in Cape Town. This year it was Chilu Lombe who took the honour, following in Marloes Reinink’s foot steps who took the award in 2013.
16th November 2014
Just before the holidays kicked in we received the results of 4 of our submissions.We are incredibly proud to be involved with these projects. This brings the number of certifications to 8 for Solid Green. The following projects received their certification:
16th January 2014
The new Department of Environmental Affairs office building being constructed in Pretoria has achieved a 6 Star Green Star Office v1 Design rating. The building achieved the highest score for a large commercial office space in South Africa.
7th June 2013
The Upper Grayston Block E office development has achieved 67 points under Green Star SA Office v1 which has earned it a 5 star As Built rating. It is the highest rated 5 star building in South Africa, and the first to go from a 4 star Design rating to a 5 Star As Built rating.
19th November 2012
Agrément has formally issed a certificate to DesignBuilder software to approve it as certified thermal calculation software for the rational design path to compliance for SANS 10400 Part XA. Click below to see the certificate.
8th October 2012
Solid Green Consulting was appointed to manage the Green Star process, as well as undertake performance modelling and simulation to inform the design of the building and its systems. It is the second Green Star rating delivered by Solid Green.
30th January 2012