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Welcome to My Clean Green Home

Cape Town's first Net Zero Carbon home

In partnership with the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA), the My Clean Green Home design competition called for professionals and students to develop a home that demonstrates sustainable living in action. The winning design from Team Mahali, is an innovative, modular ‘house in a box’ covered by an overarching tree-like structure made from upcycled and locally available materials. The design for the net zero carbon home incorporates solar power generation, energy efficient appliances, passive cooling, rainwater harvesting and an edible food garden.  The design was transformed into a pop-up exhibition for visitors to explore net zero carbon living first-hand.

Take a look inside My Clean Green Home:


Visit My Clean Green Home


After successful runs at Green Point Urban Park and Vangate Mall, My Clean Green Home has returned to Green Point Urban Park where it is permanently located at the Experiential Garden.  In Spring 2021, we look forward to welcoming visitors back inside to learn more about sustainable living



Take a Virtual Tour

The My Clean Green Home Virtual Experience allows you to explore net zero carbon living from the comfort of your home.  Throughout the virtual home you will find interactive smart living tips to consider for your own home.  Use the energy calculator to find out how energy efficient your household is and access great resources to help you on the journey to becoming net zero carbon.


Our Partners

We would like to thank all of our partners for bringing the My Clean Green Home pop-up to life at Green Point Park and Vangate Mall.  Thank you for your commitment to net zero carbon living and for sharing in Cape Town’s journey towards carbon neutrality by 2050.


Cape Town’s journey towards Carbon Neutrality by 2050


The City of Cape Town has made the ambitious commitment to being carbon neutral by 2050 while increasing our climate resilience. Part of this commitment includes that all new buildings are to be carbon neutral by 2030 and the retrofit of existing buildings to be net zero carbon by 2050. This particular focus is because buildings consume 38% of the city’s energy and generate 58% of its carbon emissions. This means that climate action in the built environment can made a big difference! To read more about carbon neutral 2050 commitment, click here 

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