MMELELI ECO CITY GREEN CODE
Mmeleli Eco City shall adhere to all environmental standards on Eco and green sustainable developments over the development time frame. We shall adhere to current and future founded Swaziland Standards Authority and international standards. We shall publish our compliance with SWASA and ISO each time we qualify for each standard.
WHAT IS GREEN AND ECO FRIENDLY LIVING?
- The universal understanding of eco-friendly and green living is that it is a kind of lifestyle pattern that protects the environment from pollutants, one that reduces or eliminates the use of fossil fuels for energy.
- A lifestyle that relies on re-using as opposed to disposing of paper, plastics, tins, bottles, steel and alloys. Products which are termed non bio degradable.
- A lifestyle including buildings that are environmentally friendly, that uses, a form of natural green energy produced from;
- (Wind) wind turbine power
- (Water) hydropower plants
- (Wood chips) Bio mass power plants, vegetable cuttings/garden trimmings for compost:
- (Sewer waste) for biogas digesters, to produce methane gas used for cooking and other uses.
TECHNOLOGY THAT :
- Minimises waste of natural resource like water and electric energy on a daily basis, is utilised to reduce global pollution and carbon foot print.
- Eliminates the use of fossil fuels is utilised to reduce global emissions and carbon foot print
- Technology or building materials that lead to energy efficient houses is used to minimize the need for energy, resulting in relieving SEC and ESKOM power energy requirements.
- Minimizes activities that use fossil fuels like motor cars are mainly use
- We encourage the use of emails, Skype, sms, telephones, mobile or conference calling is practises.
- Building techniques that result in minimum disruption to natural habitat, water table and a clear protection of any wet lands on the development site.
WHAT CAN YOU DO ON A DAILY BASIS TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT?
Remember every citizen has a role to play, here are tips you can take on and start greening the environment.
- Car pool with partner and other family members and friends.
- Use public transport.
- Use an electric car, tram, train or bus for daily commuting to and from work or vacation.
- Use a single or twin cylinder motor bike below 800cm3 engine size.
- Use a small motor vehicle of no more than 1400cm3 engine size for daily commuting and drive a larger capacity engine car during weekends.
- Use bio fuels when possible.
- Use a bicycle, normal or electric assisted type.
- Use a two wheel electric Evo scooter for local commuting.
- Walk about town and apply driving when it is necessary.
- Switch off lights in rooms which are not occupied at all time.
- Use solar geyser, heat pumps, gas geysers, speed heaters, auto on of house lights.
- Install infrared outdoor security lights which stay off until they detect movement, then switch on.
- Use high quality but, minimal specification on building materials for houses, schools and other buildings minimising energy required to produce those materials.
- Harvest water from roof tops into JoJo tanks for use in the garden, washing your car and cleaning the floors.
- Use clay or concrete pavers for roads to allow water to enter water table and maintain water supply all year round for existing perennial streams.
- Don’t print emails unnecessarily.
- Protect indigenous trees, plants and wild animals on site.
- Protect water streams from pollution, conduct periodic water tests.
- Protect wet lands
- Minimise noise pollution as this is a common feature in new developments. Do this by using electric vehicles for internal travelling within all four estates, by residents and visitors alike. Put in place a routine garden services company to avoid erratic noises from propelled noisy garden equipment.