26 Jun '15, 11am

First Socio-Economic building certification in Africa - #greenbuildings can improve lives AND the environment @GBCSA

GBCSA Announces South Africa's First Socio-Economic Impact Certification June 26, 2015 at 10:18 AM . By rewarding measurable improvements to a building’s environmental performance, green building rating systems create market incentives that are transforming building industry practices globally. Yet for GBCs operating in developing country contexts with large-scale social and economic challenges such as poverty, poor public health, unemployment and lack of skills and education, focusing only on environmental outcomes has not been enough. A more sustainable built environment can help to address these issues, and the World Green Building Council and GBC South Africa have worked together to develop a framework that enables these more complex socio-economic issues to be integrated into any green building rating system in the world. Now, we're pleased to announce that the Green ...

Full article: http://www.worldgbc.org/activities/news/africa-news/gbcsa...

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