New Homes in African are Adopting Energy Efficient Design Elements

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There is no doubt that Africa’s real estate sector is still young and underdeveloped. Currently, all indications are that the real estate sector in Africa is growing fast. According to analysts, this is due to the growing population levels in Africa as well as a rising middle class. For example, the continent’s current population of over 1 billion people is expected to double within 40 years. Some reports also project that by 2030, the population in African cities and urban areas will increase by 300 million people.

Indeed, according to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the global building industry accounts for 30% of annual carbon emissions. The carbon emission highlights the growing need for green and sustainable practices within the real estate sector. Luckily, one energy-efficient design element that is quickly growing in popularity and that is the modern electric fireplace inserts.… Read the rest

2018 African Energy Indaba Conference

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This past February saw the annual meeting of the African Energy Indaba Conference. The 2018 event took place at the Sandton Convention Center, Johannesburg, South Africa. The lead hosts this year were the South African National Energy Association. This was a fitting leader for the energy conference designed to bring together the best of national energy leaders. It was also co-hosted by the World Energy Council, SANEA, and NEPAD.

This conference is an annual review of current trends and the state of the industry across the continent. It is a chance to bring key players together under one roof to debate ideas, new policies, and alternative approaches. In addition to the talks at the conference, there is always a range of exhibitors with key products. Here African green organizations can improve their options and tech with new ideas.… Read the rest

Green Technology In Africa

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Renewable Energy In Africa

Africa is without a doubt the continent with the largest number of developing countries with large poverty levels. Technological innovation, however, is the key to improving Africa’s state of development. This is the reason that certain good willed organizations such as Africa’s Movers and Shakers meet with the purpose of making Africa a better place to be live for generations to come.

Their most recent meeting held at the World Economic Forum in Kigali Rwanda, where the discussion entailed how the digital economy can propel the radical change the continent needs.

Despite the desperate need for the African continent to be digitized. If it is to compete with other first world countries in the future it is important to consider at what cost. By cost, the resources needed to develop the continent technologically is not the main concern but rather the cost to the environment.… Read the rest

Sustainable Design Examples In South Africa

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World’s most talented designers hail from South Africa, and collection of proving to support the facts are here with us. Starting with a collection of shipping containers that are reconstructed to build an orphanage known as New Jerusalem Orphanage. That shows sustainable design in the Karoo Wilderness Centre which is the country’s first Hemp House. Whereby it shows how diversity has occurred in the building industry.

A unique selection of materials which are fused together to bring sustainable designs is used hence placing the country at a better position globally and pleasing people from the locality.… Read the rest