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Workshops are ideal for those involved in the ongoing operations of existing buildings

Workshops are ideal for those involved in the ongoing operations of existing buildings but new to sustainability or who just want to improve their understanding of the business benefits of GBCSA rating tools. Workshops are often completed in one day and make up one of the three requirements for a GBCSA accreditation rating.

Existing Building Performance (EBP) – Face to face workshop

The workshop on Existing Building Performance discusses the environmental impact areas associated with the operation of the built environment using the structure and ordered categories of Green Star tools.

Become a GSAP EBP

GBCSA Training Video

GBCSA Training Video

Green Star Interiors – Face to face workshop

The focus of this workshop is the Interiors rating tool that has been developed for the objective measurement and rating of the environmental performance of the interior fit out of new or existing spaces.

This 1 day workshop forms a key part of the 3 part Green Star AP program for Interior.

Become a GSAP I

Work as a GBCSA Accredited Professional

Work as a GBCSA Accredited Professional

In the years prior to 2016 the Green Building in South Africa: Guide to Costs and Trends Report found the cost of building green, over and above the convention cost of construction, averaged 5.0%.

Green Star New Buildings – Face to face workshop

This course addressees all 4 of the Green Star rating tools for new buildings and major refurbishments, covering base credits for our Office, Multi-unit Residential, Public & Education Buildings tools as well as our Retail tool.

Become a GSAP NB

Celebrating South Africa’s Inspiring Sustainable Architecture

Celebrating South Africa’s Inspiring Sustainable Architecture

South Africa has more than a few inspiring examples of sustainable architecture.

Sustainable Urban Precincts – Face to face workshops

This full day workshop focuses on the fundamentals of the Green Star – Sustainable Precincts rating tool including the business case for sustainable communities, the categories and credits within the tool as  well as the steps to register a certify a project.

Become a GSAP SUP

How architecture could support a degrowth economy

How architecture could support a degrowth economy

Architecture, by definition, is the art or practice of designing and constructing buildings and this leads to the belief that there is always more to be built.

Net Zero – Face to face workshop

This half day workshop will cover aspects of reducing a building’s carbon footprint to net zero, or net positive. Energy, carbon, water and waste, regenerative design solutions and design thinking will be discussed.

Become an AP Net Zero

Incentives to build green in South Africa

Incentives to build green in South Africa

Have you heard the joke, what did South Africa use before candles? Electricity.

EDGE Expert – Face to face workshop

An introduction to the EDGE tool and the benefits of EDGE certification will be delivered during this one day workshop. Participants will also learn the EDGE standard and certification process and have access to the EDGE Expert accreditation with the IFC.

Become an Edge Expert

Businesses benefit by aligning themselves with green building movement

Businesses benefit by aligning themselves with green building movement

If your company touches on the built environment sector then taking advantage of continuing professional development with the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) is to be seriously considered.

EDGE Auditor – Face to face workshop

This half day session gives further insight and detail into the workings and benefits of EDGE certification. The EDGE Auditor reviews project documentation, verifies compliance and EDGE requirements, provides a rigorous check of the project submission and recommends the project for assessment to the GBCSA.

EDGE Residential

Green Building Council to reduce physical footprint

Green Building Council to reduce physical footprint

Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) will be reducing their physical office footprint from two regional offices into one, resulting in GBCSA operations being located in Cape Town.

Project submission workshop

This 3-4 hour complimentary workshop is offered in house to newly qualified accredited professionals and is of most value to those who have a project they want to get certified. Facilitated by a GBCSA technical team member the workshop is packed with valuable insight and guidelines to get your project certified.

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It’s Getting Hot in Here

It’s Getting Hot in Here

“The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it,”

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