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GBCSA Academy AP Spotlight: Phillip Button

Phillip Button is the Regional Sales Manager at Belgotex. He is a flooring specifications specialist with over 32 years’ experience in both the residential and commercial space.

Phillip is highly skilled in understanding complex flooring profiles and developing solutions for flooring challenges. Over the years he has developed a keen interest in alternative materials to produce products that do not impact on the environment – an interest he mirrors in his own home with rain harvesting, LED lights and an alternative source to the electrical geyser. He enjoys outdoor activities and is a keen outdoor cook that can make a “mean” biltong potjie.

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What do you enjoy the most about your job?

Every day the task at hand or challenge is different. It’s also the people – as humans we all have challenges in life. To work as colleagues but to also support each other is awesome.

Which projects are you most proud of working on?

Industrial Development Corporation.

What set you on your current career path?

Love for design work that is unique.

Who or what have been the strongest influences guiding your professional life?

My wife.

Which has been more valuable in your career, your education or your experience and why?

My experiences. Experiences in life mould us, they are genuine, flawless and true to itself. How I adapt and acknowledge these experiences on my life’s journey is what builds my knowledge.

What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned in your professional career?

Honesty and integrity.

How has the industry changed since you started?

It has changed significantly from a production point of view, especially with the dawn of COVID which has forced all of us to think and work differently.

What do you think are the changes needed for the industry to reach its sustainability goals?

Each individual person must take ownership and be responsible for managing the waste they generate.

What advice do you have for someone new to the green sustainable built environment sector?

It is hard work but the end result is so fulfilling.

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