Green Buildings

What is a green building? Why do we need green buildings? How many do we have in South Africa? What is in it for me?

“A green building is a building which is energy efficient, resource efficient and environmentally responsible” as quoted from the Green Building Council of South Africa. This means that architectural design of an office block; particular types of building materials and technology are used to reduce energy and resource consumption and lower the environmental impact that humans and cities are having on the universe. That is why we need them!

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Continued demand for commercial office space in Sandton and Rosebank

Despite the slowdown, and the economic uncertainty, there is an on-going demand for commercial office space in suburbs such as Sandton and Rosebank, and the commercial property market has shown definite signs of growth. The trend is to capitalise on the opportunities provided here, such as the competitive rentals, the accessibility to different modes of transport and the benefits of developed infrastructure and location.

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What should a Tenant be wary of in a Commercial Property Lease?

It is a known fact that most business premises are rented, and the terms and conditions of almost all rented property are governed by a lease, which is entered into between the tenant and the landlord.

Whether the property is owned by one of the large financial institutions or a small property owner, leases are usually drawn up in standard format and are biased towards the landlord, i.e. geared towards protecting the landlord’s interests. Landlords are seldom open to negotiating the terms of such leases, except in exceptional cases. Tenants should, therefore, read the terms and conditions carefully and should not be afraid to challenge any provisions that they consider to be unfair or prejudicial to themselves.

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How Energy Efficient is your Office?

Energy efficiency, particularly in commercial and industrial environments, has become a priority, in order to meet global climate change targets. The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) has conducted research that reveals that energy demand in commercial buildings can be cut by up to 60 percent by the year 2050, if swift action is taken by the building sector.

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Recent developments in Sandton good news for businesses

The Sandton area is arguably one of South Africa's greatest development success stories. The area is not only home to some of the country's largest blue-chip companies, but new development and expansion projects over the last years have ensured that the area stays at the forefront of the property scene. This is true for commercial developments like office space and residential projects.

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Renting a large office space in Johannesburg has long-term benefits

A lot of companies are constantly under pressure to increase their workforce and capacity with the growing demand of their goods and services, so it’s no surprise that prime Johannesburg office space for larger companies is a buzz phrase in the corporate property sector, from small enterprises to bourgeoning businesses.

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Sandton Towers, minding more than business but the environment

Where America once had its time-honoured twin towers, Malaysia its 6 year reigning tallest building in the world Petronas Towers, Shinar a tower whose top was said to reach the heavens … Babel; closer to home – infact at the heartland of the sprawling CBD of the northern suburbs – stand Sandton Towers. Despite the colossal construction’s glass and aluminium towers linked by a vertical atrium, this 20 000 m2 and 18 storey office rental keeps the environment in mind … in a big green way!

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Large Office Space Rental Solutions in Midrand

If you’re looking for offices to rent, lease or buy in Midrand, Gauteng, ideally you need the services of a company which at the outset can help you identify what your requirements are. Especially if you’re in need of larger premises, if your business has grown to the point that you need something bigger than 250 square metres, it pays to lean on people specialised in trouble-shooting what you may take for granted and exploring either opportunities or potential problem areas that you might be none the wiser about when it comes to the commercial property market.

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