Sustainable building practises have become integral in the design, construction and operation of buildings in many parts of the world and is steadily growing in South Africa. Uhambiso Consult (Pty) Ltd sees this need and applies principles of sustainable development to translate clients’ functional needs and requirements into practical and environmentally responsible designs and solutions. This approach expands and complements the classical building design by providing a successful balance between social, economic and environmental sectors without compromising strength, durability and functionality.

When undertaking projects Uhambiso assess target areas to carry out sustainable measures that are project specific and provide the most holistic outcomes.

These measures may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Local material and labour sourcing
  • LSFB (Light steel frame buildings)
  • Environmental and Waste Management Plans
  • Recycled and reused material selection
  • Ventilation, optimal fresh air
  • Harnessing of natural light and warmth
  • Automatic controlled lightning
  • Limiting excess heat and glare
  • Use of energy and water efficient fittings
  • Rainwater harvesting
  • Prevention of watercourse pollution
  • Topsoil reclamation - preserving the ecological integrity of topsoil
  • Drought tolerant landscaping
  • Erosion protection/control