The Greenest Building in the Southern Hemisphere

17 Jan

The Envirolite Coated SSIC Building

THE Vodafone Site Solution Innovation Centre (SSIC) is the first 6 Star Green Star SA accredited building in South Africa. It is said to be the greenest building in the southern hemisphere and houses techies who are working on solutions for the future.

The aesthetic principle was to create a harmonious and seamless integration between the physical building and the surrounding landscape. Midas Earthcote is proud to have been a part of bringing this eco-friendly building to fruition.

Vodafone Site Solution Innovation Centre

The SSIC is said to be the greenest building in the southern hemisphere and houses techies who are working on solutions for the future (image: http://www.glh.co.za)

The structural columns of the SSIC are a combination of steel and eucalyptus gumpoles while the roof structure is an exposed timber beam system. Every piece of timber, both exterior and interior, were coated with Envirolite Waterbased Wood Treatment to ensure a long-lasting finish.

All the steel that makes up the SSIC was cleaned with Midas Earthcote Galvanised Iron Pre-cleaner to achieve a water break-free surface before being treated with Envirolite Rust Neatraliser.

Before applying a layer of Envirolite Waterbased Universal Undercoat, steel surfaces were prepared using Envirolite Metal Prime Grey. The finishing touch consisted of two coats of Midas Earthcote Envirolite Waterbased Satin Gloss Enamel. Chosen colours were black, white, “signal red” and “almost there.”

The interior plastered walls of the SSIC were primed with one coat of Envirolite Masonry Primer before applying two finishing coats of Envirolite Midalux 240.

The Vodafone Site Solution Innovation Centre and its landscaped garden will be open to visitors and demonstrates the innovative techniques and systems utilised to create a low energy and sustainable construction solution.

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2 Responses to “The Greenest Building in the Southern Hemisphere”

  1. adam young November 21, 2012 at 3:40 pm #

    Hi, we are currently building the first eco lodge on the Chobe River in Botswana using ecobeam technology, solar power, solar heating etc. We would love to use your product on our lodge and if you would be interested in using our lodge as a marketing platform that would be great. The lodge is to be featured in various local and overseas magazines etc such as Conde Nast europe.
    Hope to hear from you soon
    Regards

  2. Galen Schultz November 22, 2012 at 11:31 am #

    Hi Adam,

    Your eco lodge sounds fantastic! We would love to get in touch with you. Please could you send us your contact details. Alternatively, please email maciekjakubdubla@gmail.com

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