Using Onsite Service Enterprises to Improve Housing Sustainability and Affordability

Using Onsite Service Enterprises to Improve Housing Sustainability and Affordability is the title of a recent paper I presented at the 2019 South African Energy Efficiency Confederation Conference in Pretoria. The paper proposes innovative strategies including Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs), … Continue reading Using Onsite Service Enterprises to Improve Housing Sustainability and Affordability

Water Infrastructure for Human Settlements: Urban – Non-Urban Linkages and Water Access

Water Infrastructure for Human Settlements: Urban – Non-Urban Linkages and Water Access is the title of a paper developed with Professors Adeyeye and Chakwizira and presented at the 2019 International Conference on Resource Sustainability – Cities – Adelaide, Australia, 1-3 … Continue reading Water Infrastructure for Human Settlements: Urban – Non-Urban Linkages and Water Access

Does the Built Environment Sustainability Tool (BEST) Address Resilience Sufficiently?

Does the Built Environment Sustainability Tool (BEST) Address Resilience Sufficiently? is the title of a paper at the Sustainable Urbanization through Research, Innovations and Partnerships Conference, Nelson Mandela University, Port Elizabeth, 6-10 May 2019. The abstract for the paper is … Continue reading Does the Built Environment Sustainability Tool (BEST) Address Resilience Sufficiently?

Does the Sustainable Built Environment Tool (SBAT) Address Resilience Sufficiently?

Does the Sustainable Built Environment Tool (SBAT) Address Resilience Sufficiently? is the title of a paper at the Sustainable Urbanization through Research, Innovations and Partnerships Conference, Nelson Mandela University, Port Elizabeth, 6-10 May 2019. The abstract for the paper is … Continue reading Does the Sustainable Built Environment Tool (SBAT) Address Resilience Sufficiently?

Household Expenditure Affordability Thresholds for Housing, Water, Energy and Transport in South Africa Human Settlements

Household Expenditure Affordability Thresholds for Housing, Water, Energy and Transport in South Africa Human Settlements is the title of a paper at the Sustainable Urbanization through Research, Innovations and Partnerships Conference, Nelson Mandela University, Port Elizabeth, 6-10 May 2019. The … Continue reading Household Expenditure Affordability Thresholds for Housing, Water, Energy and Transport in South Africa Human Settlements

Climate Change in the Built Environment: Addressing Future Climates in Buildings

Climate Change in the Built Environment: Addressing Future Climates in Buildings is a chapter in a new book called Claiming Identity Through Redefined Teaching in Construction Programs, edited by Sherif Mostafa (Griffith University, Australia) and Payam Rahnamayiezekavat (Western Sydney University, … Continue reading Climate Change in the Built Environment: Addressing Future Climates in Buildings

Six things we should be doing to make better progress in terms of sustainability

1. Sustainability targets: Develop clear quantified sector targets based on science and human development commitments. 2. Alternatives: Identify and test alternative, radically more efficient approaches and scale up these up based on evidence. 3. Integration: Rapidly integrate effective approaches to practice. … Continue reading Six things we should be doing to make better progress in terms of sustainability

Rapid Identification and Evaluation of Interventions for Improved Water Performance at South Africa Schools

Water and sanitation costs at South African municipalities have been steadily rising in the last 5 years and are particularly high in water-stressed areas such as Cape Town. Many areas of South Africa also experience water shortages and unreliable water … Continue reading Rapid Identification and Evaluation of Interventions for Improved Water Performance at South Africa Schools