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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.

Read our latest audited financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2019 here.

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.

Download our Integrated Report 2019

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 homes that are better to live in, and better for our environment.

We 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 choose from depending on your building type. We offer training for our rating tools and other 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 and to create better cities for you and me.
Our educational content and training is relevant to the public sector.

View our Advocacy Platform

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 to the future of our community and country.

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Thought Leadership

Our pioneering origins keep us from complacency. We strive to be courageous and proactive green building thought-leaders who mentor brand ‘citizens’ at all levels of society to make space for green approaches in their spheres of influence.

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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.

Leading a green recovery

At the GBCSA’s recent annual general meeting on 22 July, CEO Lisa Reynolds outlined the organisations strategy.

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