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Initiatives

The Green Building Council SA is committed to Changing the Way the World is Built – but this is not restricted to green building and construction. While we recognise the built environment’s contribution to climate change,  we realise that through strategic partnerships, we are able to tackle sustainability on a much broader scale. While our core business remains the greening of the commercial property sector, we are committed to engaging in sustainability on a social and environmental level.

Our Initiatives:

1.       Green Home

The Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) is leading a project– called ‘My Green Home’- to show the positive impact one family can have by living a more energy efficient and environmentally conscious lifestyle. This will be the journey of a real family who change their home to help change the world. Visit the My Green Home Website & Social media

o        Facebook

o        Twitter – handle: @MyGreenHomeSA Hastag: #mygreenhomesa

2.       Cato Manor Green Street

South Africa’s first ‘Green Street’ upgrade in a low-income area was completed ahead of the COP17 international climate change talks in late 2011. Thirty low-cost houses in a small cul-de-sac road in the historic township of Cato Manor in Durban benefited from a green upgrade, called a retrofit. This project was led by the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA), in association with the World Green Building Council, and was primarily funded by the British High Commission.

3.       Greenpop – Platbos Reforestation Project

The Green Building Council SA has made a public commitment to plant 1000 trees on behalf of its members during the course of 2013 at Greenpop’s Reforest Fests and are planting another 1000 trees for 2014. Greenpop is a social enterprise that plants and maintains trees; and spreads environmental education in under-greened communities and reforestation projects in Southern Africa.

Join The Movement

You can be part of a more sustainable future for South Africa by joining the green building movement. Whether you’re an industry leader interested in greening your capital investments or a student with a passion for combating climate change; if you have 5 minutes or 5 weeks, you can get involved with our work.

o        Connect with us

o        Participate in a green building event

o        Attend a course or workshop

o        Become a member

o        Sponsor green building practice

o        Join a technical working group

o        Showcase your green building

Become A Member

Join the green building movement and enjoy a host of benefits including increased profile, discounts, high-level networking and the knowledge that you are playing your part in changing the way South Africa is built.

As a member of the Green Building Council SA, your company will play a critical role in transforming the South African built environment. You will become part of our network of industry leaders and pioneers, collectively championing the green building cause and accelerating the development and adoption of best practices.

Ø      Membership benefits

Ø      Sustainability

Ø      Recognition

Ø      Leadership

Ø      Opportunity

Ø      Value

Ø      Competitive edge

Ø      Connections

Ø      Influence

 

Please download the manual form here and email the completed form to Shaundré Abrahams.

Apply for Membership

Membership fees are paid annually and are structured according to the Membership Fees table  for 2014. Note: ZAR in millions. Fees are based on one individual company.

Should you have any queries, please contact our Membership Administrator, Shaundre Abrahams, on 021 486 7905 or Shaundre.abrahams@gbcsa.org.za

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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