Department to Host Third Going Green in Public Health Facilities Conference
The Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works will host the third annual Going Green in Public Health Facilities Conference in Cape Town on 16 and 17 September 2015.
The theme for this year’s conference is the Technical Ground-breaking of Healthcare Facilities Design.
Participants will spend two days seeking green design solutions for infrastructural development at a time of big needs and small budgets.
The Department’s involvement in this conference aims to ensure that the provincial government’s 110% Green initiative is taken into account at all levels.
Donald Grant, Minister of Transport and Public Works, says: “We are taking steps to mitigate negative impacts on the environment and to improve the well-being of all by encouraging the built environment and construction industries to adopt greener approaches to design and construction.”
The expected long-term outcome of the conference is a draft building efficiency standard practices document that will bring the Department a step closer to fulfilling the built environment sector aspects of its 110% Green vision for the Western Cape. Participants will have in-depth discussions on standard practices with respect to:
- Energy efficiency.
- Waste efficiency.
- Water efficiency.
- Life cycle costing.
The conference is expected to help the Department further develop its green approach to infrastructure development for the benefit of all of the people of the Western Cape.
Note to Editors: Minister Grant will be delivering the keynote address at the conference on 17 September 2015.
Dates: 16 and 17 September 2015
Time: 08:00 – 16:30
Venue: Southern Sun Cape Sun Hotel, 23 Strand St, Cape Town