CPUT’s efforts to green its campuses was awarded during the 7th Annual Green Campus Initiative (GCI) Conference.
The conference was organised by the Association of College and University Housing Officers International (Acuho-i) and was held at UKZN.
CPUT was awarded the Green Award – Diamond for the Most Innovative University.
The SARETEC building and the composition of its materials as well as CPUT’s utilisation of unwanted plastics and recycled materials to establish various useful tools impressed the delegation.
A total of 12 institutions attended the event and the theme of the four-day conference was Land and Marine pollution.
“We are very proud of this award as it recognises our innovative efforts to green our campuses. We hope to build on these efforts in future and establish CPUT as a leader in such projects in South Africa and Africa at large,” said Phillip Chibvuri from CPUT’s Residence Business Unit.