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JOCET 2014 Vol.2(3): 210-215 ISSN: 1793-821X
DOI: 10.7763/JOCET.2014.V2.125

Green Building Guidelines at South African Universities

M. Struwig, G. Smit, and J. Van Wyk
Abstract—This paper presents a critical analysis of literature on green building guidelines at South African universities. The literature analysis resulted in the development of seventeen green building guidelines. The websites of all South African universities and the South African government were further content analyzed to investigate what they are doing regarding green buildings. Only three universities reported that they have a green building and only eight universities indicated a green activity on their websites. The government on the other hand had a rated green building and was extensively involved in the green economy. The four activities included in the websites were green research, green initiatives, green buildings, and future green plans. The results showed the need to develop green building guidelines for South African universities.

Index Terms—Green buildings, green building guidelines, green rating systems, content analysis.

M. Struwig is with School of Management Sciences, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, 6031 South Africa (e-mail:
G. Smit is with Infrastructure and Projects, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, 6031, South Africa (e-mail:
J. J. Van Wyk is with Human Settlements Development and Management, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, 6031, South Africa (e-mail:


Cite:M. Struwig, G. Smit, and J. Van Wyk, "Green Building Guidelines at South African Universities," Journal of Clean Energy Technologies vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 210-215, 2014.

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