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Green Star New Buildings (NB) - Live Webinar

About the Webinar

*GBCSA has introduced Live Webinars to replace the Face to Face Workshops in order to accommodate for the new social distancing regulations.

This webinar is ideal for those involved in the ongoing operation of existing buildings but new to sustainability or who want to gain an understanding of the business benefits derived from using the Green Star rating tools.

It shares the environmental impact areas associated with the operation of the built environment through the structure and ordered categories of the Green Star tools. This is invaluable for both those seeking certification and for those just wishing to understand how negative impact can be radically reduced through considered policies, good management and team collaboration.

This course addressees all 4 of the Green Star rating tools for new buildings and major refurbishments, covering base credits for our OfficeMulti-unit ResidentialPublic & Education Buildings tools as well as our Retail tool. These design and as-built tools allow for the objective measurement and rating of the environmental performance of the design and construction of projects. 

This course is part of our accreditation pathways.

Webinar Format

Hosted by the Green Building Council South Africa and a qualified faculty member who holds the expertise of applying these rating tools to the certification of a building, this full day session includes an introduction to the Green Building Council, outlines what we do and then dives into the rating tools, the categories and credits. After lunch we spend some time working through group exercises that offer participants the deeper understanding of the application of these rating tools. 

Webinar Outline

Session 1: The Value of Green Building 

  • Introduction to Green Building 
  • Introduction to GBCSA 
  • Environmental Impacts of the Built Environment 
  • What is a Green Built Environment 
  • Benefits to People and Planet 
  • Business Case and Trends Report 

Session 2: Design and Construction of New Buildings

  • Certification and its Benefits 
  • Rating Tools in SA (Green Star (all), Net Zero, EWP, EDGE)    
  • Green Star New Buildings 
  • Aims and Tool Structure  
  • Categories and Credits 
  • Socio Economic Category 
  • Case Study 1:
  • Case Study 2:
  • Case Study 3:
  • Useful Resources 
  • Group Scenarios Exercise

CPD Accreditation

SACAP Members

CPD SAIA 19-10/1

Workshop – 1.5 Points

Online Course – 1.5 Points

Online Exam – 0.5 Points

SAFMA Members

Workshop – 1.5 Points

Online Course – 1.5 Points

Online Exam – 1.5 Points

ECSA Members


Full Program 1 point

Upcoming Webinar Dates & Prices

Booking Process – Online webinar (stand alone)

When booking this webinar you will need to

  • Select the live webinar date that suits you
  • This item will be added to your cart. 
  • If you are booking for more than 1 attendee you will need to have their contact email at hand. 
  • 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.
  • Confirmation will be sent to your email address

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

Access to the live webinar will be emailed to you directly

*All fees are valid for 2021 and will automatically increase on 1 January 2022.

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.

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