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Green Star New Buildings (NB) - Face to Face Workshop

About the 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. 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 1 day workshop forms a key part of the 3 part Green Star AP programme for New Buildings. After attending, participants can elect to continue on to the corresponding online AP course and then complete the online exam in order to obtain an AP- New Buildings accreditation.

Workshop 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. 

Workshop 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 Workshop Dates & Prices

New Buildings Face to Face Workshop 

This full day workshop is hosted by the GBCSA and a faculty member and gives a high level understanding of the tool. Group exercises and scenario’s try help the student to understand how the tool may be applied.

Next Available Course Dates:

Cape Town

9th June 2020

15th September 2020
Cape Town

10th November 2020

Workshop Prices (Inclu VAT):


R 3,850.00

R 5,150.00

R 3,450.00

Full Program Prices (Inclu VAT):


R 6,650.00

R 8,450.00

R 5,800.00

Booking Process

Select the course period you would like to attend and add it 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.

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. You will access the course via your GBCSA Dashboard.

*All fees are valid for 2020 and will automatically increase on 1 January 2021.

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.

Green Star New Buildings (NB) – Face to Face Workshop

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