HOMES WITH LIGHTER FOOTPRINTS

Green Leadership

Homes with lighter footprints

Garden Cities is breaking new ground in the establishment and refinement of green building design principles as the standard for all current and future development. We aim to promote urban households and whole communities who live daily with a lighter ecological footprint. In the design of our homes, we are striving to help residents save energy, reduce their carbon emissions, minimise waste-to-landfill, conserve precious fresh water resources, and protect biodiversity. 

Garden Cities aims to promote urban households and whole communities who live daily with a lighter ecological footprint. In the design of our homes, we are striving to help our residents save energy, reduce their carbon emissions, minimise waste sent to landfill, conserve precious fresh water resources, and protect the local biodiversity. 

While Garden Cities has always embraced and often exceeded the highest codes and standards in its building practice, the company has drafted its own specific Green Building Development Guidelines based on the latest international and local sustainability frameworks, regulations and standards. This is to make sure we remain a leader in the field. For example over 200 Garden Cities houses have already been built according to the new SANS 10400-XA Energy Efficiency regulations, which set the standard for environmental sustainability and energy usage in buildings, and form part of the National Building Regulations. In the critical area of water resource management, we are preparing to roll out grey-water recycling systems and already offer a range of water-wise garden landscaping options for new home owners. 

Garden Cities uses tried and tested building systems and components that are approved by recognized authorities with justifiable costs and acceptable performance. We always comply with prescribed building regulations, and make sure we advise our buyers on the use and maintenance of their homes. 

 

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