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Official GBCSA statement with regards to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

As a member centred organisation, our members remain our most important asset and we would like to communicate the organisational decisions made related to the spread of the Coronavirus. In saying this, the situation is shifting on a daily basis and our organisation will strive to stay on top of developments and incorporate any further required amendments.

There has been extensive media coverage on best practice and how to stay safe as the COVID-19 continues to spread. Please adhere to these guidelines to ensure you keep yourself and your loved ones safe.

If you suspect that you have been infected, contact the official National Department of Health COVID-19 support service on +27 60 012 3456, providing up-to-date information on COVID-19 in South Africa. For the latest news follow them on twitter.

Remote working for GBCSA staff

For the benefit of our staff health and safety, we have decided to extend our remote working policy to all team members for the foreseeable future. Please know that we have put the necessary measures in place to continue delivering services to you, our members, and that we’re confident in our team’s ability and resilience. Our Key Account Managers are also fully prepared to ensure that they are as available to members and other stakeholders as they would be if they were in the office and communications will not be compromised. Video conferencing and other remote meeting measures will be used in place of in person meetings.

Training, Events and Certification

Our training and events departments are working hard in ensuring that members are being kept abreast of developments. Networking events for March and April have been postponed, while our standard cancellation policies apply for training. Our training department will be in contact with those members that have courses booked during March and April to advise of possible postponement or moving face-to-face training courses online. Rest assure that you will not forfeit any fees paid to courses that will be postponed or cancelled due to the Coronavirus spread. Our certification services continue as normal.

Green Building Convention 2020

While the 13th Annual Green Building Convention is still some months away (28 September – 2 October 2020), we are closely monitoring developments around the Coronavirus (COVID-19). As the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) we want to assure our partners, members, delegates and staff that any decision in regards to this year’s Convention will be guided by our highest priority – your health and safety. We will not compromise on the world-class Convention experience you deserve.

We understand that there is currently a lot of uncertainty on the continued impact of the coronavirus, especially around large gatherings. In light of this, the Convention is implementing additional measures to ensure the health and safety of everyone attending. In the event that the Convention is postponed, we also have contingency plans in place to ensure as little inconvenience to you as possible. Updates related to the impact of the coronavirus on the Convention will be communicated to our website and social media channels. Please refer to our FAQs on the Convention website for more information.
For more information please contact: [email protected] or call our switchboard: 021 486 7900.

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