Redefine Properties continues to build resilience against climate risks across its portfolio of buildings, with three properties in Gauteng recently receiving Net Zero Carbon Level 2: Building & Occupant Emissions (Measured) certifications from the Green Building Council of SA.
The properties – 2 Pybus, Sandton, Rosebank Link, Rosebank and 90 Rivonia, Sandton – were all recognised for improved energy efficiencies equal to or above industry averages. This is a major accolade and makes Redefine the first SA REIT to receive this target at an operational level, through a combination of energy efficiency-enhancing projects and limited carbon offsets traded through a well-established voluntary carbon offsetting programme. The Green Building Council sets very high standards and is seen as a leading accreditation in the property sector.
“Being certified as net zero provides an objective confirmation to our key stakeholders that our certified buildings have been benchmarked against global best practice efficiency standards,” says Anelisa Keke, Chief Sustainability Officer at Redefine Properties.
“These certifications are a display of our commitment to our net zero journey and are based on ongoing operational performance,” she says.
Going forward, the buildings will need to be recertified every three years.
Redefine Properties has been working hard to entrench a broad climate resilient framework into its business model, while introducing more sustainability interventions across its operating environment.