Leading the transformation of the South African property industry to environmental sustainability.
Our purpose is to inspire a built environment in which people and planet thrive.
The Green Building Council South Africa is one of 75 members of the World Green Building Council alongside Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom. Founded in 2007,we are a dedicated team working in collaboration with industry bodies, leaders, government departments and professionals to develop market-based green building solutions for the transformation of the South African property industry.
We are a member based organisation whose core focus is green building certification and training. We advocate for all buildings to be designed, built and operated in an environmentally sustainable manner.
Our work in the residential sector includes the development of rating tools that allow us to build and occupy better homes.
We additionally offer training in this sector.
All our rating tools can be used throughout the building industry, we have over 8 tools that you can tools you can choose from depending on your building type.
We also offer green building training for our rating tools as well as broader green building topics.
Our work in the public sector focuses on advocating with local and national government for better building standards, in turn creating better cities for you and me
Our education offerings are also of value to the public sector.
How we do it
Passion for a higher cause
This drives us to work with dedication, focus and commitment to the cause.
We keep our eyes on the big picture and know that what we do now matters.
Our pioneering origins keep us from complacency. We strive to be courageous and proactive green building thought-leaders as we mentor our brand ‘citizens’ and make space for cutting-edge thinking.
Collaboration and Warmth
Founded in a deep understanding that together we can achieve more, we stay flexible, open and responsive. Everyone who connects with us feels welcome, and we celebrate the positive impact that those in our community have on the world.
GBCSA Board gains brand new talent and expertise
13 December 2017
Signalling the increasing importance of sustainable building practices in South Africa.