GBCSA / Public & Education Buildings V1

Green Star Public & Education Building v1

Rating the green aspects of new public and educational buildings. 

Our Green Star Public & Education (PEB) Tool is for the development of new public and community buildings . 

In order to use this rating tool you need to first make sure that your development meets both the eligibility criteria and conditional requirements as laid out in the technical manual. Building owners can seek certification for design and/or as built certification separately.  

The rating tool and technical manual are freely accessible to our members.

Development types included in this tool.

For a full list of building types considered, please see the ‘Eligibility Criteria’ listed in the related downloads section.

• Community centres.
• Library, museum and gallery buildings.
• Basic education buildings (schools).
• Higher education buildings (universities and colleges).
• Theaters; cinemas and music halls.
• Places of worship.
• Convention or exhibition centres.


Project Area GFA Member Fees (Incl. 15% VAT) Non-member Fees (Incl. 15% Vat)
<1 500sqm R69450.00 R87160.00
1500sqm - 2 499sqm R93420.00 R130040.00
2 500sqm - 4 999sqm R123770.00 R169130.00
5 000sqm - 9 999sqm R143970.00 R194400.00
10 000sqm - 19 999sqm R184360.00 R237390.00
20 000sqm - 39 999sqm R217080.00 R277670.00
40 000sqm - 69 999sqm R247430.00 R315470.00
>70 000sqm R277670.00 R366020.00

Registration Process

Once you have selected the tool and met the criteria you need to register your project via GBCSA Certification Engine. You will need to create a new profile if you do not have an existing one. Your account is valid for a 12 month period from activation to close out / final results.

In order to register the project you will need all the project and client details. A draft pro-forma invoice will then be generated and sent to the client & AP for verification. This is followed up by an official pro-forma invoice.

All further information is then channeled through the certification engine and the assigned GBCSA case manager for your project. 

Once payment has been received and a signed certification agreement been uploaded to the engine, the project is considered fully registered and can be marketed as “aiming to achieve x stars”.

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