Solid Green offices awarded LEED Green Building Certification
Solid Green announced last week that its own office in Rosebank, Johannesburg, has been awarded LEED Platinum certification for commercial interiors. The project received the first 6-Star Green Star SA Interiors v1 certification earlier this year, and won the Highest Rated Building category at the Green Star SA Leadership Awards in July.
The Solid Green Office refurbishment was primarily aimed at improving the indoor environmental quality for employees. This was achieved by implementing both Green Star SA and LEED interior principles.
Marloes Reinink, founder and director of Solid Green, commented, “We wanted to create a space which is energy and water efficient, but more importantly, a space where our staff can thrive and enjoy what they are doing. Our offices are filled with natural daylight and natural ventilation, and incorporate elements of biophilic design, all critical elements to a healthy indoor environment.”
Located on the second floor of an existing mixed-use commercial building on Tyrwhitt Avenue, Rosebank, Solid Green’s employees have easy access to public transport within easy walking distance, including the Gautrain Rosebank Station, taxi rank and bus station. In addition, alternative transport modes are also available during office hours. These include an electric car and electric bicycles with charging facilities; car-sharing; and cyclist facilities with a shower.
Numerous other green features are incorporated into the building, including the installation of Solid Green’s own Solid Insight – a software platform that generates accurate live metering data that can be accessed from any device with an internet connection. By integrating with the office’s smart-metering systems, the application enables automated billing for energy and water consumption, while environmental reporting is also handled automatically.
For more information: www.solidgreen.co.za