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It starts with ONE

The Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) is now welcoming individuals to join as members.

Membership was previously reserved for companies and organisations. However, the GBCSA has increasingly been receiving interest from individuals to join the community – in particular to access the benefits of attending GBCSA member events and unlock the discounts for training offered to members.

Individual members joining our green building community will be known as ONE Members and will join an incredible network of passionate people working together as ONE to inspire a built environment where people and planet thrive. We recognise that while everyone has an impact on the environment, every ONE also has a positive contribution to make to the whole.

Joining the GBCSA shows a commitment to sustainability and to working together to transform South Africa’s built environment. At the GBCSA we share knowledge, raise awareness and connect and inspire people. We certify buildings, offer training, and advocate tirelessly for better buildings and a better built environment. By opening up to ONE Members, we aim to further the reach of the GBCSA and its existing members, as well as getting valuable input from a new perspective.

The price of membership is R1 450 for the year. ONE Members will receive the GBCSA ONE Member logo for personal use and will enjoy the following benefits when they join:

Events and networking:

  • Access to all webinars and online events
  • Free access to two in-person planet shaper events (ie. building tours and Wednesday wine) per year, thereafter discounted rates will apply
  • Discount for the annual Green Building Convention

Training and education:

  • Discount on CPD accredited training courses

Knowledge sharing resources:

  • Access to research, reports and case studies
  • Opportunity to join the GBCSA Circular Economy Special Interest Group
  • Access to GBCSA’s +Impact Magazine
  • Receive our monthly newsletter and engage with our community on social media

The current global health, economic and environmental crises being faced will require a different approach to overcome. The GBCSA is determined to ensure that as we rebuild and move into a new era, that the recovery is a green one. The changes required to meet our planetary, political and personal climate change targets, will require that every ONE is on board.

Join us as we lead the green recovery.

Click here to sign up.

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