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About Us

Our purpose is to inspire a built environment in which people and planet thrive.

The Green Building Council South Africa is one of 75 members of the World Green Building Council alongside Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom. Founded in 2007,we are a dedicated team working in collaboration with industry bodies, leaders, government departments and professionals to develop market-based green building solutions for the transformation of the South African property industry.

We are a member based organisation whose core focus is green building certification and training. We advocate for all buildings to be designed, built and operated in an environmentally sustainable manner.

What we do

We Advocate

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

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We Train

We offer green building education courses, workshops and programmes for built environment, const...

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We Certify

We create rating tools in order for you to certify your green buildings. We have tools for homes...

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Where we operate

How we do it

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.

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.

Collaboration and 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.


GBCSA Board gains brand new talent and expertise

13 December 2017
Signalling the increasing importance of sustainable building practices in South Africa.
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