By Mary Anne Constable First published in Green Economy Journal The Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) presented a compelling case for creating net zero buildings at their annual Green Building Convention in October 2018. This requires a huge mindset shift in the building industry and a deeper understanding of […]
Mauritius, the business-friendly island nation, is celebrating their first Green Star rating at the Mon Tresor Business Gateway. The Mon Tresor Smart City is one of several schemes aimed at consolidating the convenience of Mauritian international business and financial services through helping residents’ work-life balance. Based on sustainable values, quality […]
LEADERS COMMIT TO SAVE 209 MILLION TONNES OF CARBON EMISSIONS EQUIVALENT (CO2e) BY 2050 AT LAUNCH OF WORLD GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL’S NET ZERO CARBON BUILDINGS COMMITMENT Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment Launched at the Global Climate Action Summit San Francisco, California, 13 September 2018 – Today, the World Green […]
Green Star Certified office buildings outperform similar uncertified buildings by 3.8%. According to the IPD South Africa Annual Green Property Index released by MSCI, in conjunction with the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) and sponsored by Growthpoint Properties, certified properties delivered a total return of 11.6% during 2017. Presented […]
Green by name and by interior design If you were to visit the Rosebank office space enjoyed by the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) today you will not be surprised that it is celebrating a successful Green Star – Interiors v1 rating. As high-performance tenant spaces, green interiors are […]
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) signed a landmark Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Green Building Council SA (GBCSA) at the start of RICS Summit Africa 2018, which kicked off in Sandton Central, Johannesburg, yesterday (Wednesday, 30 May 2018). As smart urbanism and sustainability is the overall theme at this year’s summit, the MoU […]
The GBCSA’s attention has been drawn to a publication impugning the credibility and integrity of the GBCSA, it’s supporters and members, and that of the South African green building movement at large. The GBCSA is procuring legal advice on the matter. In the interim it wishes to allay any concerns […]
On Tuesday the 8th of May the GBCSA held a launch event at their new Johannesburg offices, Rosebank Corner, 191 Jan Smuts Avenue. This by-invitation-only event was an opportunity for GBCSA’s guests and sponsors to see and experience for themselves why we say that our offices are physical expressions of our purpose, values and principles.
Signalling the increasing importance of sustainable building practices in South Africa.
The annual Green Star Leadership awards are sponsored by Old Mutual Properties and consist of four categories. For buildings, there are the Highest Rated Building and Best Quality submission categories, while individual professionals are recognised as either an Established Green Star or a Rising Green Star.