S.P.A.C.E. is an extension of FindMeGreen, a space to share ideas about sustainability, partnerships, alternatives, creativity and ecology.
The involvement of FindMeGreen in the building sector provides us with the opportunity to explore the growing number of environmentally friendly materials and products available for building, renovating, maintenance and painting. South Africa has many clever green building products to offer! In addition, as a member of the Green Building Council of South Africa, we stay on top of the latest developments in green building.
We bring something different to the table
FindMeGreen offer home owners, commercial developers and building professionals (e.g. architects, builders, painting contractors, project managers, draftsmen etc.) the option to use materials and products that are less harmful to people and the environment alike. By making use of our services, you can find appropriate alternative green products and materials for your project (big or small), whether it’s building, renovation, maintenance or painting.
We believe that by incorporating environmentally friendly products and materials, you can lower operating costs by cutting your energy consumption. Energy = costs. By lowering energy consumption through the use of green products and materials, you end up with more money in your pocket, and also leave the environment intact. A win-win solution.
Our mission is to make it as easy as possible for you to know which eco-friendly products and materials are available so that you can make informed decisions about what to use in a new building project, for renovations or maintenance, including painting. We demystify the intersection between the environmental world and the built environment by providing easy to understand information about green building materials and products. We highlight how such products will save you money in the long run, while also not harming the environment. We point out the pro’s and con’s and stress the clever aspects – things that you may not even have thought about!
We create green consumers
Our approach places the responsibility for the environment in the hands of home owners, commercial developers and building professionals, empowering them to become responsible, informed green consumers. By providing you with alternative green product and material options, you can rest assured that the decisions you make during building, renovating, maintenance or painting projects will be informed, thereby limiting potential negative environmental consequences.
Like any sector, the building industry and the green sector have their own languages, their own way of speaking. Part of what we do is to simplify the jargon so that you understand what you are buying and how it impacts on the environment. We all know knowledge is power, but green knowledge makes for very powerful green consumers!
You can easily use our online shop (operating with PayPal) to buy fact sheets, quotations and project management related to environmentally-friendly:
- cement and concrete
- roof sheeting
- wall boards
- facias, cladding & planks
- grey water systems & rain water harvesting
- natural building materials
We help you to do the right thing
FindMeGreen can help you to tap into tools, knowledge and networks aimed at promoting green building practices by ensuring that the design, construction, operation and maintenance of buildings (homes, offices, commercial spaces etc.) have the least possible negative impact on the environment.
We are committed to bringing you news about the latest developments in the green building environment, innovations that could benefit you as the consumer, while also being friendly to our planet.