Greening our buildings for the better
Green buildings have several social, environmental and economic benefits, and effectively contribute to the achievement of the UN SDGs with a positive impact on society. Green buildings reduce or eliminate adverse environmental effects with efficient use of water, energy and other natural resources. The motivation to pursue green buildings is also economic due to the potential financial savings in lower utility bills, lower construction costs and increased property value. Green buildings also contribute to the overall health and wellbeing of people who work in them.
Green buildings remain a key development priority in line with creating a sustainable business that generates long-term returns for all our stakeholders. Our green buildings benefit our business, our tenants and our environment by utilising the latest technology across designs, drawing less power from the grid, reducing our carbon footprint, and therefore optimising operational costs.
Redefine registered as a member of the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) in 2013, and focuses on building all new developments to a minimum Green Star rating of level 4, as certified through the GBCSA's assessment criteria on design and as-built basis. We have also continued the journey of pursuing Green Star SA ratings on our existing buildings.
Redefine holds 123 Green Star SA certifications.
Look out for this logo across our expansive property portfolio: