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Pietermaritzburg mall to Deliver Clean Energy as Owners Continue to Invest in Sustainability

Liberty Two Degrees and Liberty Group, co-owners of Liberty Midlands Mall announced the completion of the R12 million solar photovoltaic (PV) plant at the centre. This conscious investment in sustainable energy symbolises management’s commitment to positive environmental change and sustainability.

Brian Unsted, L2D’s Asset Management Executive for Liberty Midlands Mall comments:

The move towards harnessing solar energy at Liberty Midlands Mall was deemed necessary for us in light of the world’s urgent need to address climate change. L2D is passionate and dedicated to improving its environmental impact wherever possible. The solar PV project for Liberty Midlands Mall’s Lifestyle Centre is the first initiative of its kind in our portfolio, reducing carbon footprint and will act as a benchmark for future solar plant project roll-outs. To continue to drive the future proofing of L2D’s assets, sustainability remains a key aspect to L2D’s strategy.” 

The construction of the solar plant was commissioned on the roof structure of the mall’s 22,000m2 Lifestyle Centre. The solar plant will supply approximately one megawatt of energy to the mall and is designed and manufactured to last a minimum lifespan of 25-years.

The mall and its tenants recently participated in Earth Hour, in a collective effort towards highlighting climate change. This was achieved by joining millions around the world in turning off their lights and #Connect2Earth on Saturday, 30th March.

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Lisa Reynolds

Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director

Lisa Reynolds is the CEO of the Green Building Council South Africa.

Lisa was the driver for the drafting of Energy Efficiency Standards and Regulations for Buildings and has been involved in Energy Efficiency since 2003. She serves on many committees in the SABS and within the energy management professionals’ space. She was President of the SAEEC from 2016 to 2019 and was the previous President of the ESCo (Energy Services Companies) Association. Lisa was instrumental in the formation of SAFEE (Southern African Females in Energy Efficiency) within SAEEC.

She has assisted the South African Government with its Green Building Framework policies, Energy Efficiency Tax Incentives and Energy Efficiency Strategies

Her passion for the “Green space” started with the birth of the Green Building Council in 2007. Lisa served on the Board and the Technical Committee of the GBCSA, as well as on several Technical Working Groups for Rating Tools and Criteria. Lisa. became CEO in June 2020.

Lisa has a BSc, an MBA and a CEM. Lisa’s awards include the 2007 ETA Award for Women, 2008 Individual Energy (SAEE), 2012 SABS Standards Writer Award; the 2014 Women in Energy (SAWIEN); and the 2016 Ian Lane Hall of Fame award.

Lisa is committed to growing the Green Economy within a Green Recovery.

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