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Why should we bother about our Water Footprint?

Freshwater is a scarce resource; its annual availability is limited and demand is growing. The water footprint of humanity has exceeded sustainable levels at several places and is unequally distributed among people. Good information about water footprints of communities and businesses will help to understand how we can achieve a more sustainable and equitable use of fresh water. There are many spots in the world where serious water depletion or pollution takes place: rivers running dry, dropping lake and groundwater levels and endangered species because of contaminated water. The water […]

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New Absa development greens the Inner City with Grey Water

The professional team on the Absa Towers West project includes five Green Star accredited professionals, and the project will soon be registered with the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) for a Green Star Office version 1 rating.  “The submission process follows three months after practical completion in March 2011. The project is aiming at a four star rating,” says WSP Green by Design sustainable building consultant, Marloes Reinink. A green building is one which reduces environmental impact in terms of energy consumption, water consumption, material sources, and emissions. […]

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