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What We Do

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We Advocate

We host events and campaigns to advocate for a better built environment.

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We Educate

Professional development is available through our education offerings.

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We Certify

Our suite of rating systems offer tools for almost any type of building.

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GBCSA Recent News

Member Expert Thoughts: How heat pumps have turned the installer industry into a climate saver industry

“We are CO2 savers, climate protectors and independence makers!” -Ingo Hamann

GBCSA Academy AP Spotlight: Lizeri van der Berg

Lizeri van der Berg works for Rabie Property Group as a Junior Project Manager. She recently achieved her status as a Green Star New Buildings and Major Refurbishments Accredited Professional and completed the EDGE Expert training with the GBCSA Academy.

Green Star AP Tiering

The mid-quarter of the year has been filled with big and small celebrations. GBCSA Academy certified 19 Accredited professionals in respective Green Star courses. We congratulate the well-deserved achievement and wish all new APs well in their future endeavours.

The Rands and Sense of Green Building

In his book ‘Greening our Built World: Costs, Benefits and Strategies’, Greg Kats studies the green capital premiums of 180 green buildings. Although the public perception is that there is an additional 17% capital cost to build green, the average capital premium for these buildings is just 1.5%,

Where we operate

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Residential Sector

Our work in the residential sector includes the development of rating tools that allow us to build and occupy better homes.

We additionally offer training in this sector.

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Commercial Sector

All our rating tools can be used throughout the building industry, we have over 8 tools that you can tools you can choose from depending on your building type.

We also offer green building training for our rating tools as well as broader green building topics.

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Public Sector

Our work in the public sector focuses on advocating with local and national government for better building standards, in turn creating better cities for you and me

Our education offerings are also of value to the public sector.

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How we operate

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Passion for a higher cause

This drives us to work with dedication, focus and commitment to the cause. We keep our eyes on the big picture and know that what we do now matters.

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Thought Leadership

Our pioneering origins keep us from complacency. We strive to be courageous and proactive green building thought-leaders as we mentor our brand ‘citizens’ and make space for cutting-edge thinking.

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Collaboration & warmth

Founded in a deep understanding that together we can achieve more, we stay flexible, open and responsive. Everyone who connects with us feels welcome, and we celebrate the positive impact that those in our community have on the world.

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Our Certified Buildings

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Case Studies

Browse all our certified and registered buildings and homes

View single-page summaries of all certified projects and learn how teams are affecting sustainable change in the built environment. This database of all our certified projects gives clients and project teams insight into our rated projects. Case study information includes applicable Green Star Rating, sustainable building features, project team and how points were allocated.

Our Planet Shapers

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Rating Tools Customisation for Government

It is with great excitement that these two (2) separate REQUEST FOR QUOTES are posted on our website : New Building and Existing Building Performance.

Member Directory

Find a GBCSA member service or product for your next project

When an organisation or corporate company becomes a GBCSA member, it reflects their commitment to sustainability and participating in transforming the South African built environment. By making use of our members’ services and products, you too will become part of our network of industry leaders and pioneers, collectively championing the green building cause and accelerating the development and adoption of best practices.

Our Campaigns & Initiatives

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Accredited Professional Directory

Find the best suited Accredited Professional for your project

An Accredited Professional is equipped with the knowledge and expertise to become a confident leader in guiding projects through Green Star certification. An Accredited Professional improves project owner and teams’ understanding of green design principles, the Green Star or Net Zero Certification Systems and to facilitate certification. Accredited Professionals may offer advice to clients on green design and assistance with preparation of a client’s submission for certification.

Our Events

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Green Building Council to reduce physical footprint

Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) will be reducing their physical office footprint from two regional offices into one, resulting in GBCSA operations being located in Cape Town.

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