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Green building research in South Africa

A scoping review and future roadmaps

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Favour D. Agbajor, Modupe Cecilia Mewomo

01 April 2024



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South Africa

The journal article titled Green building research in South Africa addresses the environmental challenges posed by the construction industry and the growing importance of green building as a strategy for reducing energy-related carbon emissions and mitigating climate change. While numerous studies and reviews have examined green building globally, there is a lack of research focusing on its development in emerging economies, particularly at the country level. This study aims to address this gap by providing an overview of green building research in the context of South Africa.


The findings of the study reveal insights into the growth, drivers, challenges, and socio-economic issues associated with green building projects in the country. To facilitate the advancement of green building in South Africa, the study recommends the implementation of financing schemes, leveraging advanced digital technologies, and promoting green and sustainable building curricula in educational institutions. Additionally, the study advocates for post-occupancy studies within the green building spectrum to ensure a safe and health-promoting built environment in the country.


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Website References

Building construction

Built environment

Climate Change/Resilience

Climate change



Digital access

Educational institutions



Environmental management


Green buildings

Green infrastructure

Human settlements

Innovative Technologies

Innovative building technologies




South Africa


Technology and innovation

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