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Standard Bank High Street Worcester

Standard Bank – with Solid Green’s aid – continues the greening of its branches, with the Standard Bank High Street Worcester being awarded a 4-Star Green Star SA Interiors v1 As-Built Rating, demonstrating Best Practice, in May 2017.


Standard Bank High Street Worcester achieved a 4-Star – Green Star SA Interiors v1 As-Built, demonstrating ‘Best Practice’. The branch is in High Street Worcester, within walking distance of both bus and taxi stations, providing alternative commutes for staff and visitors.

Standard Bank has attempted to reduce its waste by implementing an operational waste management plan and providing separation bins and recycling waste storage areas. Additionally, certified materials products were used for furniture, flooring and assembly items and sourced from within South Africa.

Sustainable building features

An Occupancy Users Guide has been developed to enlighten staff about transport and local amenities, as well as how to optimally use building services. A ‘green-owner’s commitment has been implemented for monitoring and reporting of energy and water consumption and waste generation by staff and building visitors. The results are displayed in the foyers to make building users aware of their environmental footprint. In addition, the building features:

  • Provisioning of tuning and commissioning of all services and installations to ensure they operate to their potential.
  • Water and energy sub-metering to provide live-metering results for display in the foyer.
  • General illuminance requirements have been met by providing lighting levels appropriate to the tasks performed throughout the fit-out.
  • Energy Star® rated appliances.
  • All printers and photocopy equipment certified as low emission.
  • Low volatile organic compounds (VOC) paint, adhesives, sealants and carpets used to reduce the internal air pollutant levels.
  • Materials and furniture having been sustainably and locally sourced.

Building Information

Address: Standard Bank 78-82 High Street, Worcester, South Africa
Total gross floor area:  822 m2

Project team

OWNER: STANDARD BANK
MAIN CONTRACTOR: PETITE CONSTRUCTION
PROJECT MANAGER: STANDARD BANK
SUSTAINABLE BUILDING CONSULTANT: SOLID GREEN CONSULTING

  • 4-Star Green Star SA Interiors v1 As-Built
  • High Street, Worcester

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