Green Star SA – Existing Building Performance Tool

Francois Retief, director of Sow & Reap Consulting, was the project manager in the development of the Green Building Council of South Africa’s Existing Building Performance tool.


Greenfield Industrial Park

Sow & Reap, partnering with Misplon Green Building Consulting assisted Growthpoint Properties in achieving a 4-Star, As-Built Green Star SA certification for this new 20 000m² development in Airport Industria. Greenfield Industrial Park is the country’s very first certified green industrial property and has recently also been rated as one of South Africa's first Net Zero Carbon buildings.


Woolworths Distribution Centre

Sow & Reap assisted Woolworths in developing a sustainability strategy with the goal of achieving a ‘custom’ Green Star SA certification for this new 30 000m² distribution centre in Montague Gardens. The project recently received a 4-Star As-Built rating.



West Quay, V&A Waterfront

The West Quay offices in the Waterfront have recently received a 4-Star Existing Building Performance certification from the Green Building Council of South Africa with the help of Sow & Reap Consulting.


The Watershed, V&A Waterfront

Sow & Reap together with the V&A Waterfront is targeting an Existing Building Performance rating for The Watershed. This mixed-use retail / office building boasts a 300kW Solar PV installation and makes excellent use of natural light and ventilation. Sow & Reap played a vital role in developing and monitoring a sustainability strategy for facility management of the building.


Waterway House, V&A Waterfront

Working with Green Star consultants Agama Energy, Sow & Reap undertook building simulations to optimise design with respect to Energy, Thermal Comfort and Daylight. Simulation reporting was also used to achieve Green Star SA certification on the project.


32 Napier Street Apartments

Tower Property Fund has appointed Sow & Reap together with Spire Sustainable Solutions to assist with a sustainability strategy and to manage the Green Star Design and As-Built certification process for this new mixed-use development in Green Point.


The Product Testing Institute

Partnering with Eric Noir of Design for Abundance, an all-round sustainability strategy was put together for this new tyre testing and recycling research facility in Port Elizabeth. The project recently received a 6-Star Green Star SA certification under the GBCSA’s Public & Education Buildings rating tool.


SANRAL Baywest Regional Offices

Working with Green Star Consultants Agama Energy, Sow & Reap conducted a design analysis of this SANRAL office and gave recommendations regarding energy efficiency and occupant comfort. Building simulations were also done for Green Star SA certification of the building.


WWF Head Offices, Braamfontein

Working with Bornmann Associates, Sow & Reap undertook building simulations to validate energy and comfort performance for Green Star SA Certification.


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House Roux

A building simulation had to be done in order for this residential building to comply with SANS 10400-XA. A glazing & daylight analysis was also conducted.