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Dhevan Pillay group CEO LTM Energy, GBCSA members

Meet the Members: In conversation with Dhevan Pillay

Dhevan Pillay is the group CEO at LTM Energy – a proud GBCSA member, which recently scooped three international energy awards in 2020. He answered our questions to give us a better idea of his work, the environment and what inspires him.

1. Where do you go for inspiration?

My late mum was my role model, who inspired me to excel both professionally and personally. In her honour, LTM stands for “Leadership Through Mother wit”.

2. What is the best part of your work day?

I love the early mornings when I enjoy the peace and quiet of the brand new day. This is when I take the time to reflect on the events of the previous day and to prepare for upcoming items and challenges that the new day is set to bring. I find great solace in the outdoors and this helps me to stay grounded and offers me great peace of mind.

3. What achievement are you most proud of?

Apart from being the proud father of 3 daughters, it would be LTM Energy winning 3 international awards in 2020 and being elected as the president of the ESCO Association of Southern Africa (EASA).

4. What do you think is the most urgent global environmental challenge facing us?

It starts with YOU, the individual! Everyone needs to do their part to reduce their carbon footprint by seeking cleaner, greener alternative energy solutions, converting waste to energy, and to explore all opportunities to recycle.

5. What do you feel is the biggest issue in the green building industry that we have to overcome, and any ideas on where to start in tackling it?

Education and awareness are so important as they play a big part of the success process. The ESCO (energy services company) should present a sound business case, be it a large business, a small business or a residential customer. It is also important to ensure that the ESCO’s are well trained so that they can further educate and add value to the end client. It is vital that we act now and collaborate to leave a greener and more resilient economy and a sustainable future for many generations to come.

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