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Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) is a dynamic non-profit organisation that has been at the forefront of advancing sustainable practices in the property and construction sectors since its establishment in 2007.

Our commitment to creating a greener, more sustainable built environment is unwavering, and we are proud to be part of a global network of like-minded organisations, including the World Green Building Council (WGBC), with whom we collaborate closely.

We’re a passionate community of members, professionals and advocates.

Through our advocacy efforts, comprehensive training programs, cutting-edge certification systems, and a spirit of collaboration, we strive to be catalysts to the widespread adoption of sustainable and decarbonised built environments, not just in South Africa, but for everyone, everywhere.

Together, we are redefining the way we build, ensuring that our structures not only meet the needs of the present but also safeguard the future for generations to come.

What is a green building?

Green building incorporates principles of sustainable development – meeting the needs of the present without compromising the future.

Discover how green buildings are reshaping the future.









What we do

Annual Report

A comprehensive overview of our activities, remarkable achievements, financial transparency, and governance details. Dive into the GBCSA Integrated Annual Report to discover the impact we’ve made and the future we’re building together.

Our Team

GBCSA is powered by a diverse team brought together by shared values
and a deep commitment to enhancing our built environment.

Our core staff is based in Cape Town, with additional dedicated satellite teams located in both Johannesburg and Durban.

In addition to our dedicated staff, the GBCSA Board also plays a pivotal role in shaping the direction of our organisation and driving sustainable practices forward.

Our Community of Members

While our central operations are managed by a compact team, our true strength lies in our extensive network of organisations and professionals.

Our membership comprises a diverse array of organisations and professionals within the built environment, spanning various sectors.

Members relish the opportunity to be an integral part of a well-connected and professional community that stands at the vanguard of transforming the built environment in South Africa. In addition, members also reap the rewards of cost savings on training, events, and certifications, making their involvement with us not only impactful but also financially advantageous.

Partnering for Positive Impact

At GBCSA, we recognise the tremendous value in forming partnerships with organisations that share our vision and aspiration to revolutionise the built environment.

Collaborating with key stakeholders empowers us to propel the South African property sector towards a brighter and more sustainable future.

Together, we can make a lasting difference. Whether you’re an organisation, professional, or advocate for change, your involvement is vital. Let’s unite our efforts and build a greener, more sustainable world. Join us in this transformative journey.

Individual Membership

Designed for professionals acting in their individual capacity, including single consultant-businesses.

Organisational Membership

Ideal for companies, government departments, and organisations.

  • Total Employees: 1 - 5 Employees - R 4080.00
  • Total Employees: 6 - 20 Employees - R 12570.00
  • Total Employees: 21 - 50 Employees - R 24690.00
  • Total Employees: 51 Plus Employees - R 43840.00

Lisa Reynolds

Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director

Lisa Reynolds is the CEO of the Green Building Council South Africa.

Lisa was the driver for the drafting of Energy Efficiency Standards and Regulations for Buildings and has been involved in Energy Efficiency since 2003. She serves on many committees in the SABS and within the energy management professionals’ space. She was President of the SAEEC from 2016 to 2019 and was the previous President of the ESCo (Energy Services Companies) Association. Lisa was instrumental in the formation of SAFEE (Southern African Females in Energy Efficiency) within SAEEC.

She has assisted the South African Government with its Green Building Framework policies, Energy Efficiency Tax Incentives and Energy Efficiency Strategies

Her passion for the “Green space” started with the birth of the Green Building Council in 2007. Lisa served on the Board and the Technical Committee of the GBCSA, as well as on several Technical Working Groups for Rating Tools and Criteria. Lisa. became CEO in June 2020.

Lisa has a BSc, an MBA and a CEM. Lisa’s awards include the 2007 ETA Award for Women, 2008 Individual Energy (SAEE), 2012 SABS Standards Writer Award; the 2014 Women in Energy (SAWIEN); and the 2016 Ian Lane Hall of Fame award.

Lisa is committed to growing the Green Economy within a Green Recovery.

Organisational categories

As an organisational member, you will fall into one of the below categories, and be charged according to specific size indicators. Please reach out to us for any further clarity on which category is best for your organisation

Property Developers

Annual Turnover

Investors, Owners, Property Managers

Total Asset Value

Major Corporate Tenants & Retail

Annual Gross Rentals

Building Contractors

Annual Turnover

Building Product Manufacturers & Distributors

Annual Turnover

Professional Services: Architects, Designers, Engineers, Quantity Surveyors, PM’s, Consultants, Legal

Number of employees

Research, Higher Education, NGO’S & Regulators

NGO or Research/Higher Education/ Regulators

Related Interests: Utilities, Financial, Insurance, etc.

Annual Turnover


Local/ municipal/ provincial/ state 
Contact GBCSA to confirm your category