In an effort to accelerate the uptake of energy performance certificates (EPCs) in South Africa, the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) and the Carbon Trust are calling for 250 building owners and five SMMEs to participate in an EPC project funded by UK PACT,
Kirtika Vallabh is a professional registered quantity surveyor who established Ahimsa Consulting cc, a company that provides quantity surveying services to the built environment. She has been part of the built environment for over 20 years and strives to provide clients with an excellent level of service.
Nicole Russell is the marketing manager at Italtile and believes that environmental education holds a key to future improvements. She answered our questions to give us insight into her work, the environment and what inspires her.
Phillip Button is the Regional Sales Manager at Belgotex. He is a flooring specifications specialist with over 32 years’ experience in both the residential and commercial space.
The Green Building Council South Africa wishes to congratulate the winners of the annual GBCSA Leadership Awards. The Awards were celebrated at the closing plenary of the annual Green Building Convention and showcase some of the tremendous people and projects making a difference in the industry.
One hundred and forty (140) buildings were certified over the past year – a record number, showing growing momentum of green building. The announcement was made during the GBCSA’s flagship Green Building Convention, held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC).
The GBCSA is proud to announce it has expanded its suite of green building rating tools, and is now licensed to award EDGE certification for all EDGE typologies in South Africa and, throughout the rest of Africa.
The GBCSA released its integrated annual report focused on the year ended December 2019. It was a busy year for the council and this report gives greater insight into operations over the year, including certifications, training, advocacy and a number of exciting projects and collaborations.
An op-ed by GBCSA board member Anthony Stroebel. As the world grapples with the uncertainty of the long-term implications of Covid-19, there is a measure of agreement on one thing: the global pandemic has fast-tracked numerous trends which were already emerging prior to the crisis.
In its 2021/2022 Draft Rebates Policy, the eThekwini Municipality has included a section which would incentivise green buildings. The Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) is very encouraged to see the work being done at the eThekwini Municipality on green buildings.