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Accredited Professional Programme for Net Zero / Net Positive Design

About the Programme

This 2-part programme introduces the Net Zero certification for buildings which covers aspects of reducing a building’s footprint to net zero or net positive. 

The face to face workshop looks at how this tool rewards projects for reducing the project’s impact to zero or even producing a net positive effect on the environment in four key areas namely energy, water, waste and ecology. 

After attending the face to face workshop participants then complete the online exam in order to obtain a AP Net Zero / Net Positive Accreditation.

The 2 part format

This workshop introduces the Net Zero certification for buildings which covers aspects of reducing a building's footprint to net zero or net positive. It will look at how this tool rewards projects for reducing the project's impact to zero or even producing a net positive effect on the environment in four key areas namely energy, water, waste and ecology. The workshop also offers resources for self-led research and exploration of regenerative design methodologies and ways of design thinking. Several local case studies will be shared, detailing ways in which South African projects are already achieving this type of certification in one or more area.

After attending the face to face workshop one will be eligible to write the Net Zero AP Online exam.  Upon passing this exam, you will. be recognized as a Net Zero Accredited Professional.

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Who Should Attend?

This programme is suited to architects; designers and green building consultants interested in pushing the boundaries of green building. 

Accredited Professional Programme Prices

Please Note: The GBCSA reserves the right to cancel or postpone an event at their own discretion up to 7 days prior to the event and the GBCSA will not be held liable for any related expenses incurred by registrants for things such as flights, accommodation, meals and transportation. For further details on our terms and conditions, please click here.

Course Member Cost Non-Member Cost Student Cost
AP - Net Zero Online Exam 1177.00 1287.00 535.00
AP - Net Zero: Face to face Workshop 2086.00 2620.00 1524.00
AP - Net Zero: Face to face Workshop 2086.00 2620.00 1524.00
All 3263.00 3907.00 2059.00

Net Zero / Net Positive Tool

Booking Process

Booking for the whole programme will prompt you to select a date for the face to face component. You can only complete the exam once you have completed this workshop.

You will be prompted to login to the GBCSA Dashboard on checkout and you will need to create a profile if you do not have one already.

You can choose to pay now or do an EFT later. Once payment has been made each attendee will be notified of workshop venue details via email. Once payment has been made you will be notified of details via email.

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