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GBCSA Academy Net Zero Training with Wits University

35 Construction Management, Honours students from University of the Witwatersrand enrolled for our Accredited Professional Net Zero Training in May 2023. The group who is currently completing the final assessment component of the course are eager to add the new professional certificate to their portfolios and showed a keen interest in Net Zero carbon during the webinar.

The Wits School of Construction is part of the Green Building movement and continues to invest in the skills development of young professionals to strengthen the Green Economy in South Africa. The Net Zero Webinar was presented by GBCSA Academy and guest Presenter Andre Harms, Founder of Ecolution Consulting (Pty) Ltd and Principal Sustainability Consultant. Andre, unpacked the certification tool by disseminating the Net Zero methodology, analysing the business case strategy  for NET Zero Waste and other categories and presented insightful case studies.

The students found the webinar and training very meaningful to their professional development in the green building space, Tshegofatso Mokgagane-Class representative, shared the following sentiments.

I enjoyed the information and how internationally relevant the course is.  I think it’s very important that young professionals entering the construction industry are encouraged to integrate Net Zero into their work environment. 

I enjoyed learning about how some land that is not agriculturally viable can be used for energy credit system for the purpose offset usage. 

The entirety of the green building codes encourage onsite efficiency of resources. This will help change how people interact with their building spaces and create more awareness in society.”

Get in touch to learn more about our bespoke training solutions.

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