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Green Star Sustainable Precincts (SUP) - Face to Face Workshop

About the Workshop

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, and the steps to register and certify a project. 

The format consists of a lecture, Q&A, case studies and small group activities, which provide an understanding of the application of this rating tool. 

This course is suited to any built environment professional or precinct property owner seeking to understand more about this rating tool.

Who Should Attend

This workshop is accessible as a stand alone offering or part of the Accredited Professional program. It is appropriate for any built environment professional or property related person who is seeking a high level understanding of our new building rating tools.

Workshop Format

Hosted by the Green Building Council South Africa and a qualified faculty member’ who holds the expertise of applying this rating tool 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 tool, the categories and credits. After lunch we spend some time working through group exercises that offer participants the deeper understanding of the application of the tool.

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 

Session 2: Design and Fit Out of Interiors

  • Certification and its Benefits 
  • Rating Tools in SA (Green Star (all), Net Zero, EWP, EDGE)    
  • Green Star Sustainable Precincts
  • Aims and Tool Structure  
  • Categories and Credits 
  • Case Study 1:
  • Useful Resources 
  • Group Discussion

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

Sustainable Precincts 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:


28th May 2020
Cape Town

25th June 2020

Workshop Prices (Inclu VAT):


R 3,850.00

R 5,150.00

R 3,450.00

Full Program Prices (Inclu VAT):


R 3,900.00

R 6,300.00

R 2,750.00

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 Sustainable Precincts (SUP) – Face to Face Workshop

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