UCT excels at Greenovate awards
Property studies honours students took first place at the Greenovate Awards which took place in Johannesburg on 26 November. Second place went to a team made up of two quantity surveying honours students and a construction studies honours student.
The awards are an exciting initiative launched by Growthpoint Properties and the Green Building Council of South Africa. The awards aim to inspire and encourage students of the built environment to discover, explore and invent ways to live more sustainably.
The UCT teams were up against teams from Wits and Pretoria universities. Each team had to present their project to a panel of judges.
First place went to Rowan McKenzie, Dijon Ross and Mieke van der Merwe under the supervision of Saul Nurick. They presented on their research project titled The Role of the Green Property Indicator in the South African Property Market.
Second place went to Alex Demetriou, Daniel Searle and Kenny Toplis under the supervision of A/Professor Kathy Michell. They presented on their research project titled An investigation into urban facilities management and the development of a sustainability rating tool for urban precincts: a case study of the Central City Improvement District, Cape Town.