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ICSD's Projects in Africa

ICSD has been actively working in collaboration with the Sustainable Design Group in the sustainable housing projects in South Africa. The before and after pictures on the left show the enormous changes the project made to the site.

   

 

International Low-cost Housing and Sustainable Community Development:


 

Low Cost Housing in South Africa

Sustainable Design Group Inc., in collaboration with PEER South Africa, has designed and built passive solar low cost housing and sustainable communities for the homeless throughout South Africa.

Village Site Plan

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Over 200 homes had been built as of the Summer of 1997 and many more are planned. Current projects are exploring various innovative building systems using indigenous materials, solar water heating, solar cooking and solar power systems. This project has received much acclaim in South Africa and the world for its environmentally appropriate response to meeting the world's need for low cost housing. It was presented as a showcase study at Kyoto Protocol Conference.

New Low-cost, Energy Efficient Houses

More detailed report can be found on Sustainable Design Group's website: http://www.sustainabledesign.com/rsa-haus.htm

 

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