In 2017, Garden Cities implemented the Mosselbank River Rehabilitation programme, which since its inception has been guided by a Conservation Management Plan co-ordinated by VULA Environmental Services. The river is a non-perennial tributary of the Diep River and flows in a north-north-westerly direction through Garden Cities’ Greenville housing development.
Members of the Mosselbank River Conservation team responsible for the remarkable rehabilitation progress over the past five years in Greenville Garden City, recently turned their attention to the private Dune Thicket conservation area at Northridge Coastal Estate (NCE), Africa’s first four star sustainable precinct, in Sunningdale.
Residential development Greenville Garden City, near Fisantekraal, is enrolled for Edge certification, a protocol which offers developers, financiers, investors and other key collaborators the opportunity to meet the Green Building expectations of progressive consumers who want to save money, while living in water and energy efficient spaces.
Five years ago in 2017, Garden Cities launched an environmental education collaborative in Greenville and invited various organisations – ranging from local NGOs to government entities – to offer their support for the programme.
Renier Smith is Group Manager: Engineering and Planning for Garden Cities NPC(RF). We spoke to him about the successful implementation of a green building programme.
The Western Cape’s oldest residential development company, 100-year-old Garden Cities, has taken a lead in the application of South Africa’s most up-to-the-minute construction code.
The Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) has awarded a 4-star Green Star Sustainable Precinct certification – the first in Africa – to a project that will be built by historic Cape Town development company, Garden Cities NPC (RF), as a further phase of its flagship Cape West Coast suburb, Sunningdale.
A successful community initiative aimed at rehabilitating and maintaining the social, ecological and amenity value of the Mosselbank River corridor in Greenville Garden City, Fisantekraal is well established and operating from its headquarters in the development.
For Garden Cities it is not enough for us to just design and build green houses. We make a point of raising awareness in our communities around environmental issues and how to practically respond to them.
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…