TOURS

Thursday 12 October 2017

14h00 – Silo Precinct Tour hosted by Arup

Join Arup and the GBCSA in exploring the new Silo district at the V&A Waterfront.

The tour will start with a presentation on the roof of No. 5 Silo at the PwC conference venue. We will hear from the V&A Waterfront executive driving the development, followed by input from Arup who were the sustainability consultants for the Silo District including No’s 1 – 6 Silo. We will also listen to one of the major tenants and their experience before exploring the precinct and some of its greener aspects – like the sea water cooling plant and No. 1 Silo façade detail.

The tour will finish at the newly opened Radisson Red bar atop No. 6 Silo with a drink on Arup, after which you are welcome to stay, invite colleagues and enjoy the evening from this beautiful location.

Member fee: R950.00 incl. VAT
Non-member fee: R1,200.00 incl. VAT

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Friday 13 October 2017

08h00-14h00: Residential Tour Day

See 3 different kinds of green homes in one day and learn from the project teams themselves:

No. 2 Silo, V&A Waterfront, was the first Green Star SA Multi-Unit Residential certified project and hear about the challenges, strategy and benefits associated with its sustainable take on luxury apartments.

Belhar Gardens by Madulammoho Housing Association (MHA) is the first social housing project to be registered for EDGE certification- an interesting look at the benefits of sustainable homes for the affordable housing market.

STAG Tygerberg 3 Student Residence for Stellenbosch University has set out to provide high quality student housing built using a light steel frame structure, soon to receive EDGE preliminary certification.

Meet at the V&A Waterfront.

Member fee: R950.00 incl. VAT
Non-member fee: R1,200.00 incl. VAT

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09h00-13h00: Tour of the Market Gardens of Lentegeur Psychiatric Hospital, Mitchell’s Plain, Cape Town

The Spring Foundation at Lentegeur Hospital is a registered NPO and PBO that is using a range of psychosocial rehabilitation and outreach projects to re-establish a sense of hope and recovery through re-connection to the natural world and to community, identity and heritage.

One of The Spring Foundation’s programmes, the Market Garden, is a green carbon footprint sustainable farming project, green patient therapy, and patient rehab in Mitchells Plain found at the Lentegeur Psychiatric Hospital in the Western Cape. The Market Garden uses formally underutilised ground around this public hospital, creating value for the hospital, its patients, and the surrounding community, whilst improving biodiversity and environmental health of the area.

The core focus of the project is to enable the psychiatric patients at the hospital to become experienced market gardeners who can re-enter society because of being healed through their work on the land, and who are now equipped to offer their community skills that make them an asset.

The access to fresh produce with a high nutritional value, produced locally is a cornerstone to any community’s health and well-being. Market gardening offers realistic solutions to enable marginalised communities to grow as much of their fresh produce as possible using ecological methods. Currently small scale farmers produce over 70% of the world’s food needs (Food and Agricultural Org of the UN – April 2013).

Join this tour and be inspired by what is possible on the marginalised land between our buildings, both public and private, throughout our cities. Registration fees for this event will be used to cover costs and donate to The Spring Foundation.

Meet at the GBCSA’s offices in Cape Town.

Member fee: R750.00 incl. VAT
Non-member fee: R950.00 incl. VAT.

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14h00 – Extracting Maximum Value from Builders’ Rubble: A Tour

Builders’ rubble may be a high-performing construction material if handled and processed correctly. Given the potential to save costs on virgin materials and create jobs through the application of builders’ rubble, why are we still landfilling more the R10 million worth of material in the City of Cape Town annually?

Explore this value chain with us on a tour starting at a landfill, moving on to a crushing site and a block manufacturer using rubble in their process, and ending up at site where builders’ rubble has been successfully applied on a large scale. Hosted by the GBCSA in partnership with GreenCape.

Meet at the GBCSA’s offices in Cape Town.

Member fee: R750.00 incl. VAT
Non-member fee: R950.00 incl. VAT

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