South Africa ahead of the green building curve
South Africa has been listed as one of the top adopters of green building technology in the world, reporting the highest percentage of green building projects currently under way that employ the World Green Building Council as a research partner.
This is according to the 2016 ‘World Green Building Trends’ report, published in February, which reported that green building was forecast to double globally by 2018.
The report indicated that South Africa’s commitment to green building was not triggered by regulatory requirements, but by the country’s commitment to “doing the right thing”.
It showed that South African respondents believed green activity was laying the groundwork for an overall shift in the market and that, if the country’s commitment to green building stayed strong, South Africa would be a leader in the global green market in the next three years.
Respondents in South Africa indicated that 41% of their work was already green and almost two-thirds of respondents expect over 60% of their projects to be green by 2018.”