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Advocate

Our advocacy platforms help lay critical foundations for the green economy

The GBCSA works in collaboration with its membership community to inspire a built environment in which people and planet thrive.

We advocate solutions and tools that enable the design, construction and operation of all building in an environmentally sustainable way. It is our vision that all South African live and work in healthy, efficient and productive environments.

The truth is that the built environment sector contributes to global warming. The GBCSA uses advocacy as a means to create strategic partnerships which are positioned to reduce this contribution, and engage in sustainability on a social and environmental level.

Planet Shapers

Planet Shapers is a regular monthly event curated by members for members. It is a platform to share big ideas, inspirational insights and practical knowledge to sustainably transform the commercial, residential and public sector built environments.

Our Planet Shapers

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Spend more time at home but less on your utility bill

Spend more time at home but less on your utility bill

Today, we better understand the advantages and disadvantages of working from home. Unfortunately a rising utility bill is one of them.

+ Impact magazine

+Impact magazine, the official GBCSA publication, presents insight into the entire green building value chain: highlighting the positive impact that sustainable buildings have on urban precincts, society and on the economy.

Our Campaigns & Initiatives

Steps to planning a successful building project

Steps to planning a successful building project

If you would like to understand better how building green is the difference between accelerated property value and “massive obsolescence”, as Charles Lockwood wrote for Harvard Business Review in 2006, then read on.

Events

Throughout the year the GBCSA and their members hold events which will be posted on the Events calendar. These include the unmissable Annual Convention, monthly Planet Shaper and Wednesday Wine networking events, building tours and more.

Our Events

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Annual budget: What can we expect of Carbon Tax in 2020?

Annual budget: What can we expect of Carbon Tax in 2020?

It is not a simple matter to implement the Carbon Tax policy, as was expected after opposition delayed its passing for more than a decade.

Annual Convention

The GBCSA Annual Convention is an unmissable fixture in the calendar for all those involved in green buildings. Held around the first week of October it provides opportunities to learn from and interact with world-renown speakers, as well as excellent networking opportunities.

Our Annual Convention

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Tips for building your green home

Tips for building your green home

It used to be a fad, but now the good vibes gained in minimising your carbon footprint around the house are compounded by increased property value, fewer electricity and water costs, and, improved over all quality.

Campaigns & Initiatives

Beyond the greening of the commercial, industrial and residential property sectors in South Africa, the GBCSA is also committed to engaging around sustainability and green building on a social and environmental level.

Our Campaigns & Initiatives

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Green Building Council to reduce physical footprint

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.

Students

Students are offered the opportunity to both get involved in the annual Greenovate competition and get a head-start on becoming a GBCSA Accredited Professional with the Accredited Professional Candidate programme while enrolled in their university.

Students

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Stepping into 20Plenty

Stepping into 20Plenty

The South African Green Building movement closed off 2019 on an exciting note after hitting more than 500 certifications to date and yet another successful annual convention.

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