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Why Building Certification Tools are an Executive Strategy Imperative

Executives in a meeting.

By Zola Tau, GBCSA Key Account Specialist The battle against climate change has resulted in a socio-economic awakening. Carbon reduction and green development principles are no longer confined to the domain of sustainability officers. The impacts of climate change are tangible. It is no longer sufficient for sustainability initiatives to be isolated within specialised departments; […]

The 2024 IFC Women in Green Building Competition

GBCSA is delighted to partner with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) for the third year of the IFC Women in Green Building Competition. The competition aims to empower and upskill women professionals in the property and construction sectors. It runs from June to October 2024. Empowering Women in Green Building The competition offers participants the […]

What you’ll find in the latest + Impact Magazine

The latest issue of + Impact is out! Here are some of the highlights (and pages) of Issue 28:   14 WASTE NOT, WANT NOT: Ever committed to its sustainability targets, real estate investment trust Liberty Two Degrees has achieved Level 2 Net Zero Waste status at four of its major shopping malls 22 DOUBLE […]

Responsible Event Management: GBCSA’s Approach

By Anja Thompson, GBCSA Events Project Manager For over 15 years, GBCSA has been passionate about creating opportunities for our green building community to connect, catch-up and contribute to the ongoing industry conversations through our knowledge-sharing and networking events. I fondly recall the introduction of our first Planet Shapers Event back in 2016, when we […]

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