In a first-ever achievement for a South African building, the V&A Waterfront’s No. 1 Silo has been awarded a 6 Star ‘As Built’ rating by the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) for its impressive and environmentally-friendly construction.
The GBCSA rating follows the recent South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA) Awards which ranked the No. 1 Silo as the best building in South Africa, and sister residential property No. 2 Silo as the greenest and best place to live.
The internationally-recognised rating is awarded to buildings which not only incorporate sustainable principles in their design but can also offer proof that these design principles work in practice, long after construction is complete. All design principles considered in the rating are subjected to rigorous testing, as was the case with the V&A’s No. 1 Silo.