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Transform the built environment with us

Wherever you are in your green building journey, we invite you to join us in our mission to revolutionise the built environment. At GBCSA, we offer various avenues for you to get involved, from becoming a member to partnering with us, certifying your buildings, and learning with us. Whether you’re an individual, organisation, or professional seeking to make a positive impact, there’s a place for you in our vibrant community

Join as a member

Connect with a diverse community of change-makers

Are you ready to be part of a dynamic community actively transforming the built environment? Join our membership and connect with like-minded individuals, organisations, and professionals who share your passion for sustainability. As a GBCSA member, you’ll gain access to valuable resources, networking opportunities, and insights that will empower your green building journey.

Partner with us

Join forces to drive transformation

We believe in the power of collaboration, and we partner with organisations that share our vision and ambition to transform the built environment. GBCSA was founded with the support of critical partners like Spire and SAPOA, who believed in our vision from the start. Today, our partners continue to play a pivotal role in empowering our initiatives, whether it’s developing new rating tools, expanding our service offerings, or supporting our efforts to drive change.

Opportunities for partnership can include:

  • Events and Exhibitions
  • Research and Knowledge Sharing
  • Sponsorship of Technical Tool Development
  • Sponsorship of Educational Initiatives (e.g., Student Awards and Training)
  • The Annual Green Building Convention

If you’re interested in working together to create a more sustainable built environment, we invite you to reach out to us. Let’s collaborate for positive change.

Certify your buildings

Embrace green building certification

Build green and use the GBCSA Green Star, Net Zero, or EDGE certification tools to support your green building journey. These certification programmes are designed to help you create environmentally responsible, efficient, and sustainable buildings. Discover which certification aligns with your goals and take the next steps on your green building journey with us.

Learn with us

Stay informed and keep learning

The world of green building is exciting and ever-evolving. Stay informed and keep learning with us. Explore our events, tap into our extensive library of resources, and dive into our video content to enhance your knowledge and stay up to date with the latest trends and innovations in green building.

Join our team

Be a part of our dynamic team

Our core staff is a dynamic and passionate team dedicated to making a difference in the world of sustainability. If you share our ambition and want to contribute to our mission, we invite you to explore career opportunities on our Team page.    


Get in touch for opportunities

Ready to explore membership, partnership, or certification opportunities that align with your goals? Contact us today to start a conversation. We’re here to help you find the right path towards creating a more sustainable built environment. Together we can make a meaningful impact.

Join us today and be a part of the transformation.      

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