A R152 million project to build a regional office at Karl Bremer Hospital in Bellville was completed on Wednesday July 12. The Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) project was awarded a 5-Star Green Star rating for design by the Green Building Council of South Africa (“New Bellville building gets green award”, Northern News June 23 2016). The building will accomodate 320 Western Cape Department of Health staff. The facility will use less water, generate less waste, and provide healthier working conditions for occupants than other buildings of a similar size. Passive solar design minimises the need for heating and cooling. Bicycle-friendly facilities are provided for staff and visitors to encourage commuters to use non-motorised transport.
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