The FynBloem Protea Packing Facility, designed by Cape Town based architectural Practice KUBE architecture, received a highly commended award in this year’s ‘AfriSam Sustainable Construction’ category. The project, which acts as the face of the FynBloem brand uses creative initiatives to lessen the environmental impact and increase sustainability, not only during construction but also in the everyday running of the facility. The facility was also awarded the CSR award for Socially Responsible Development! You can read more about what makes this project so successful here.
Cape Town based architectural practice, KUBE architecture is now capable of acting in the capacity of Competent Persons with regard to the new SANS10400XA Energy legislation. What this means is that we are able to perform Rational Designs according to the Regulation and Standards, and make use of the Deemed-to-Satisfy route for compliance. Continue reading
Back in 1987 a couple of smart people gathered at an event known as the Brundtland Commission of the United Nations. Sustainable development was defined as development which meets the needs of the current generation without jeopardizing the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Sustainability as a term is commonly used to collect all the trendy carelessly tossed about terminology such as environmentally friendly, green, organic etc. etc., but it doesn’t end there, in 2005 at the UN World Summit, it was noted that sustainability required satisfying environmental, social and economic criteria. Continue reading