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The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has announced the roll-out plan for transitioning the EDGE training programme to Version 3. The roll-out, which commended on 15 February 2023 will conclude at the end of June when Version 2 of the training programme will be retired.

Green Star AP Tiering

The mid-quarter of the year has been filled with big and small celebrations. GBCSA Academy certified 19 Accredited professionals in respective Green Star courses. We congratulate the well-deserved achievement and wish all new APs well in their future endeavours.

Now Available: CPD Accredited Training from the GBCSA Academy

As the Built environment is continuously evolving, it gets ever more important to emphasise the value of continuing professional development. CPD enables professionals to strengthen and enhance their current skills while reducing any knowledge skills gap,

GBCSA Academy AP Spotlight: Emily September

Emily September works for the Western Cape Department of Public Works in the Chief-Directorate: Immovable Asset Management. She recently obtained GBCSA EBP Accredited Professional status, and answered a few of our questions.

GBCSA Academy AP Spotlight: Sally Misplon

Sally Misplon

Congratulations to Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) Accredited Professional, Sally Misplon of Misplon Green Building Consulting, who has submitted and supported certification of more than 40 successful Existing Building Performance (EBP) projects in 2021 already.

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

Government

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