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Each year is marked by increased global warming, extreme weather events and greater variations in temperature

Market demand for green building professionals

Built environment professionals are increasingly required to address climate concerns in their projects as building green is recognised as a means to increase resource efficiency in the construction and operational phase.

Industry recognition available as GBCSA Accredited Professional

How will you upskill to enable you to make better choices and more compelling pitches in this changing environment?

The local built environment is well on its way to pivoting towards green buildings, whether or not the requirement is to achieve a Green Star rating. As green buildings become commonplace so will clients expectations of suppliers throughout the value chain to reflect sustainable approaches to enhance the end product.

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.

With this extra qualification current students or recent graduates in a building industry related field with less than six months industry experience will find it easier to transition towards becoming a fully-fledged AP. Upon graduating and gaining six months of industry experience, an APc can go on to become an AP by attending the Accredited Professional Workshop in the tool most relevant to their specialisation.


The Greenovate Awards, brought to you by GBCSA and Growthpoint Properties

Get a head start on your green journey

  • More on the annual intervarsity Greenovate competition sponsored by Growthpoint Property and GBCSA.
  • More on becoming an Accredited Professional Candidate.

Become an APc

Gear up your rating as a green building professional

Gear up your rating as a green building professional

A GBCSA Accredited Professional (AP) is equipped with the knowledge and expertise to become a confident leader in guiding projects through Green Star certification.

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