Celebrating 10 Years and 100 Certifications!
This year, Solid Green has attained the double milestone of its tenth birthday and one hundred green building certifications! This monumental achievement includes 84 Green Star, 7 Net Zero, 6 EDGE and 3 LEED certified projects.7
Marloes Reinink, Solid Green’s founding director, says:
In light of the many challenges faced by the building industry recently, we are especially proud of this achievement and of our clients for continuing to pursue their green building visions. Over the last decade, we have been honoured to work with trail blazers who have demonstrated both courage and commitment in prioritising sustainability, climate resilience and user wellbeing in the South African property sector.
Our 100th certification milestone was marked by the successful 4-Star Green Star SA multiple building rating for Phase 1 of The Ingress office development in Waterfall City, Gauteng. This phase comprises the first two of five buildings in a 20,000sqm premium-grade commercial development by Attacq.
This certification follows closely on one of the first Net Positive – Carbon Level 2: Occupant Emissions (modelled) ratings in South Africa, attained by Hotel Nieu, an upmarket off-the-grid boutique hotel in Pretoria.
Other significant certifications this year include:
- The new SABIS® International School – Runda in Nairobi, which achieved a 4-Star Green Star Africa-Kenya PEB (Public & Education Building) v1 Design Rating in April 2020. This was a Green Star regional first, and the school was presented as a case study at the World Green Building Week (21-25 September).
- The REID Lifestyle Centre, which received a 6-Star Green Star (PEB) rating. As part of a Balwin Properties upmarket lifestyle estate situated close to the Marlboro Gautrain station, the building is also targeting a Net Zero Carbon Level 2 rating.
- Growthpoint and Serra® Services recently achieved the first Green Star Existing Building Performance (EBP) rating for an industrial building in Gauteng, with a 5-Star certification for a 7400sqm facility in Meadowbrook, Germiston.
Our achievements have been made possible due to the leadership of our clients, the dedication of the professional teams we have worked with, and the ongoing hard work of our staff – thank you all!