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Byline: Stephen Timm
Green office blocks vie for top star rating INVESTORS are willing to spend millions of rands to develop green office buildings costing substantially more than traditional office blocks to bring about energy and water savings for tenants and landlords.
In the US, green buildings had been able to make savings of between 30% to 50% on energy and water usage, while achieving a 90% reduction in waste, says Llewellyn van Wyk, senior researcher in the built environment at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research. Green buildings were also more hygienic than traditional ones, he says. Staff working in them in the US had reported a 30% to 40% …