Christy Borman

Freelance journalist

Location icon South Africa

Freelance journalist based in Cape Town focused on sustainability, renewable energy, green building and sustainable cities, waste management and environmental issues.

Zeroing In

How Net Zero targets for buildings and cities are inspiring better buildings. See pg.19.

Open Source Green News
Ten Questions with Rhian Berning

Rhian Berning is the founder of Eco Atlas, which is loaded full of products and services that empower people to make better lifestyle and travel choices. She recently went through the process of designing and constructing a green home after her family's existing home was consumed by wildfire.

Open Source Green News
Old Mutual aims for Net Zero Water

Old Mutual's Cape Town head office, Mutualpark, is aiming for a Net Zero Water certification from the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA), after officially going 'off the water grid' in August 2018, thanks to dedicated long-term efficiency and savings, and a massive blackwater filtration plant.

Open Source Green News
The good, the bad, and the borehole

More than 26 000 boreholes have been registered with the City of Cape Town to date. This is up from 1 500 registered boreholes and well points in January 2016. Cape Town Councillor Xanthea Limberg says caution should be exercised when interpreting this data. "It is highly possible that significant numbers of residents made use...

Starting at zero

A look at the Net Zero Carbon and 6-Star Green Star SA-rated 78 Corlett drive office building in Johannesburg.

Earthworks October-November 2017

Editor of earthworks magazine. A title featuring green building, renewable energy and sustainable projects and technology in South Africa and Botswana. Including Langbos Children's Shelter, Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, Skukuza Science Centre and a special report on interior wall coverings.

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