Project Description

Belgotex Floorcoverings, Pietermaritzburg

6 Star Green Star SA – Existing Building Performance Custom Industrial v1

Belgotex Floorcoverings is a world-class flooring company, with clear commitments to sustainability.
The manufacturing facility, located in Pietermaritzburg, Kwazulu – Natal was constructed and first occupied in 1983. The facility has been undergoing continous improvements through innovative technologies and systems that enhance the factory’s environmental sustainability. It features numerous manufacturing and administration departments housed in a number of buildings on the site. Sustainability and innovation is part Belgotex’s DNA and the company has won innumerable awards for its visionary and innovative approaches to industrial carpet manufacturing processes and environmental operations and commitment.

Sustainable building features include:

  • 59.2% potable water reduction achieved through rainwater harvesting and innovative industrial manufacturing processes.
  • 32% energy /CO2 reduction.
  • 93% waste recycling and landfill diversion rate.
  • Single roof-mounted 1MW solar photovoltaic (PV) power system covering 12,000m2 of the facility’s roof space.
  • 32% of all storm water that lands on project site is captured and treated.
  • GreenTag Global certification for selected carpet product ranges.
  • 96% of the regularly occupied spaces have at 5% skylight area.
  • Vertical integration of the factory’s productions.
  • Local community involvement and social investment schemes.