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A Green Celebration All Over The World. #MailandGuardian #SouthAfrica

A Green Celebration All Over The World. #MailandGuardian #SouthAfrica

A Green Celebration All Over The World 28 September 2015 The Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) joined Green Building Councils across the globe last week to celebrate World Green Building Week. All South Africans were invited and encouraged to take part in the celebration by getting involved in making their homes and workspaces greener. Brian Wilkinson, GBCSA CEO, comments: “As of last year, South Africa ranked 18th in terms of biggest emitters of CO₂ – ninth as a proportion of our GDP and 27th in terms of CO₂ emissions per person. Buildings account for 40% of end user energy consumption, 40% of solid waste and 12% of fresh water usage worldwide. These figures are alarming, and they highlight the need for more education around green building.” He adds: “The good news is that green buildings have already taken great strides in powering positive change by slashin...

Full article: https://www.gbcsa.org.za/news_post/a-green-celebration-al...

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