South Africa leads pack in adopting green construction

24 February 2016

A new survey by World Green Building Trends 2016 has listed South Africa as one of the leading global performers in green construction. The survey reveals a high percentage of green building projects currently underway in the country.

South Africa has registered the impressive results through commitment. And according to the report byDodge Data & Analytics and United Technologies on World Green Building Trends 2016, the country’s respondents abide by the fact that green activity so far is just laying the groundwork for an overall shift in the market.

The report also says that if South Africa continues to commit itself to the green building trend, the country will be a leader in the global green market in the next few years.

The report finds that internationally, many companies are expecting their building projects to be certified green by 2018 and this will lead to an increase of 37 percent. Meanwhile respondents in South Africa indicated that 41 percent of their work is already green.

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