My Clean Green Home
Take a walk through our first Net Zero Carbon Home
Throughout the home you will find interactive tips on how to be resource efficient in your own home, use the energy calculator to find out how you are doing with your home’s energy efficiency and access great resources to help you on the journey to becoming net zero carbon.
To find out more about the My Clean Green Home read below
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!
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 Mahali hub, 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.
Come and visit the full sized My Clean Green Home Pop-Up to see how the net zero carbon home operates and learn about the possibilities of energy efficient homes. The Pop-Up will be open to Capetonians to tour from the end of February 2021. More details will be provided soon.