Acknowledged for dedication to sustainable development, Growthpoint Properties took home the award in the Infrastructure and Renewable Energy category for its Tshedimosetso House project at the 2014 Nedbank Capital Sustainable Business Awards for Infrastructure and Renewable Energy.
A six storey green building, Tshedimosetso House is located on the corner of Festival and Francis Baard Streets in Hatfield, Pretoria. The building – designed for the Department of Communications (DOC) – is an innovative 4-Star Green Star SA Office v1 Design rated building.
Norbert Sasse, CEO of Growthpoint Properties, comments: “We’re committed to green building and working hard to establish ourselves as a pronounced ‘green’ property owner, manager and developer. Winning this award for a second year in a row only proves that we are definitely on the right track.”
One of the building’s most innovative green features is the installation of the first solar façade in Africa. The façade comprises of integrated photo-voltaic cells in the fenestration which generate power from the sun. Apart from generating power from the sun, the panels also provide shading and insulation to the interior of the building.