The V&A Waterfront is serious about honouring history, preserving heritage buildings, about responsible tourism, and about doing things in an environmentally sustainable way.
It has received multiple awards over the years acknowledging its many achievements in these fields.
Below is more about some of these:
Platinum Heritage Environmental Certification (June 2015)
The Heritage Environmental Rating Programme aims to recognise businesses that have achieved full compliance with the heritage standards of Heritage South Africa. The V&A Waterfront has recently upgraded to Platinum status, becoming one of only four establishments in the Western Cape to have Platinum Heritage status.
Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA): 4-Star ‘Existing Building’ Ratings (May 2015)
The GBCSA awarded both Victoria Wharf and the V&A Waterfront’s BP Building 4-Star ‘Existing Building’ ratings, reflecting the buildings’ high-level environmentally friendly and sustainable operating efficiency.
South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA) Awards (June 2014) - multiple awards
In the commercial building division, the No. 1 Silo was announced as the winner of the Overall Green Award as well at the winner of the Corporate Property Development Award. It also won the overall Best Building in South Africa Award. In the residential development division, the neighbouring No. 2 Silo was rated as the winner of that category, as the greenest and best place to live in South Africa.
World Responsible Travel Awards: Best Destination Responsible Tourism
The V&A Waterfront, Cape Town was awarded 'Best Destination' Gold Award winner. There were no Silver Award winners in this category for 2014. The best destination for responsible tourism category is awarded to a holiday destination setting an inspirational and influential example for responsible tourism.
Energy Efficiency Award
2012 Energy Efficiency Forum Awards for Commercial Buildings
ETA Eskom Award
Eskom 2012 ETA Award in the Commercial Category
Heritage Gold Environmental Certification
The V&A Waterfront has been upgraded to a gold level recipient of the Heritage Environmental Rating Programme, one of the world’s top eco-labelling and rating systems. The Waterfront is the first entity of its nature in Africa to have received this prestigious award. The programme offers recognition to businesses for the efforts being made to reduce their impact on the environment, and towards sustainable and environmentally responsible practices.
Six-star Green Star rating
The No. 1 Silo office building at the V&A Waterfront was been awarded a 6-star Green Star SA rating by the Green Building Council of South Africa. It is only the second building to be awarded a 6-star Green rating in South Africa, and the first in the Western Cape.
Four-star Green Star rating
Following the success of the No. 1 Silo award, No. 2 Silo has been awarded a four-star Green Star rating. The residential building is a first for the V&A in 5 years. This building has sustainability at its core and is the first residential development in South Africa assessed using the Green Building Council of South Africa’s (GBCSA) version-1 rating tool.
Best Single Resource Management Programme – Water (2013)
Best Single Resource Management Programme – Energy (2013)
Best Single Resource Management Programme – Energy (2014)