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Our Green Building Leader Network

Our select network of green building leaders are working with us in setting the pace for green building in South Africa

The Green Building Leader Network (GBLN) is a small network of industry leaders from the private and public sector which, by championing the holistic essence of what green building stands for, and providing strategic funding to enable vital expansion within the organisation, aims to strategically drive continued growth of the GBCSA.

This exclusive network is made up of the following 5 members:

  • Growthpoint
  • City of Tshwane
  • Liberty 2 Degrees
  • Standard Bank
  • South Africa Local Government Association (SALGA)

Green Building Leader Network Rationale

Green Building Leader Network Rationale

We are very proud of what the Green Building Council of South Africa has already achieved. We absolutely believe that our South African property industry stands shoulder to shoulder with their global peers in respect of the manner in which we have embraced environmental sustainability in the built environment. We have stunning examples of incredible green buildings that are providing more productive working environments, significantly lower operating costs and increased capital value.

But we are mindful of the extent of the responsibility that our industry has and of the role of theGreen Building Council of South Africa in leading and facilitating the move to a more sustainable world. We have set in motion a significant growth trajectory that will see all buildings, new and existing, not only being designed and built, but most importantly, operated and managed in a manner which minimises their impact on the environment while maximising economic returns.

The GBCSA market strategy has always been premised on working with a leader community which“pulls” the market.

We actively celebrate the achievements of the leaders, reinforcing theaspirational and commercial value of their “first mover” advantage. The leaders demonstrate thatgreen building is not only possible, but as importantly, commercially viable, and the market follows.

This strategy has been very successful in our peer group (i.e. GBC Australia and GBC UK) and hascertainly been the main force behind our success to date in South Africa.

Building on from this strategy, the GBLN was established in 2013 with 5 industry members havingbeen on board for a 5 year period. This GBLN term will end in 2019. Current GBLN members areStandard Bank, GrowthPoint, Liberty, SALGA and City of Tshwane.

The Green Building Leadership Network- 2019-2022 will be limited to 10 members. A financialcommitment will be required for three years and a unique range of benefits (mostly tailored toindividual member needs) will provide a return on this investment to the members. The requiredcontribution is R750k 000.00pa (excl VAT) for 3 years.


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Contribute to our journey for a better built environment.

Green Building Leader Network Unique Benefits

Additional Unique benefits per GBLN member will be developed in consultation with the member and added on the GBLN agreement. Download Our Full Report


Unique & Specialised Association Branding

Our research on why companies become members of the GBCSA shows that the principle benefit required is a tangible association with the GBCSA mission. Green Building Leadership Network members will be able to use a unique membership logo that clearly demonstrates their leadership role. All GBCSA material, from digital to print, and from collateral to rating tools, will acknowledge the GBLeadership Network members. Members will also be able to use this unique branding alongside their own corporate branding.


VIP Status at the annual GBCSA Convention

 The premier GB event is the annual GBCSAConvention. In 2018 this convention attracted 740 delegates and was hailed for its rich content and high calibre of speakers from both outside and within SA borders. GBLeadership Network members and their executive clients will enjoy special VIP status at the convention and the exclusive VIP pre-convention leadership lunch that focuses on key trends in the built environment.


Exclusive annual briefings

The GBCSA Chair and/ or Chief Executive will present an annual green building status report to the executive team and clients of each of the members.


Power Hours

The GBCSA will host at least two “power hour” sessions for the leadership network. These sessions will include an invited expert speaker and will seek to shape strategies for environmental sustainability in the built environment.


International fact finding trips

The GBCSA will host a bi-annual “road trip” for the GreenBuilding Leadership member executives. GBCSA will leverage its substantial network ofmembers of the World Green Building Council to ensure that delegates are able to see thelatest innovations in green building and to meet their peers from other leading developers and managers around the world. Sydney, Australia has been selected as a destination for2019.


Bespoke education opportunities

The GBCSA will work with the HR executive of each member to build a comprehensive green building skills development program for their organisation.

View SALGAs Strategy Framework 2017-2022

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