The start of 2018 saw CIP launch Project Green. The objective was to review all existing properties within the portfolio and identify specific interventions that would improve energy efficiency and water management across each site.
CIP offers tenants a transparent cloud-based platform, that;
shows real-time data on utility consumption and spend,
provides visibility and an understanding of what is driving their total utility cost and;
allows tenants to take control of their utility spend via adjusting, where possible, operational and staff behaviour.
For all new-build projects, the CIP has taken steps to incorporate some of the latest green-building standards into the design. Roof structures designed with solarPV in mind, roof material used to allow natural light, LED lighting activated by intelligent sensors, rain harvesting systems installed and where possible grey-water will be re-used. The future is moving toward net-zero buildings and CIP remains committed to developing new buildings that are aligned closely to latest green-building standards.
Following the roll-out of Project Green, we anticipate an overall reduction in operating and maintenance costs across the portfolio.
Along with this, the project will:
yield higher property values,
retain existing tenants,
improve workplace productivity and health.
Green Buildings Council of South Africa Membership
The City Industrial Property (CIP) has decided to focus on its approach toward improved sustainability measures and design, in both existing properties and new-builds in the pipeline. To stay updated on the latest industry standards and trends, CIP has become a proud member of the Green Buildings Council of South Africa (GBCSA).
The GBCSA works with its membership community to champion a collective cause – to accelerate the development and adoption of best green building practices so that all buildings are designed, built, and operated in an environmentally sustainable way. The CIP is currently looking into attaining a 4 star Green Rating for a recently completed new-build project and we look forward to working with both GBCSA staff and members.