Showing posts from October, 2017

Green Building Council - Sustainable Affordable Housing Delivery

Green Building Council South Africa - moladiThe Green Building Council of South Africa is dedicated to building a greener future. “Our purpose is to inspire a built environment in which people and planet thrive. Buildings are one of the main contributors to climate change. Building green is an opportunity to use resources efficiently and address climate change while creating healthier and more productive environments for people and communities.” Appropriate Technology: Small is beautifulThe economist and philosopher, Dr Ernst Friedrich Schumacher, wanted to stress that small-scale technologies are the ones needed in the fight against poverty. These solutions have great advantages: they can be implemented with local resources and skills and they are affordable - which makes them tools that empower people to help themselves. The impact of appropriate technology becomes particularly noticeable when innovative solutions are used and promoted by social entrepreneurs who put social impa…