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RFP: Customisation of Green Star EBP rating tool for Industrial buildings

The Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) is pleased to issue a request for proposals from eligible service providers for the customisation of the Green Star Existing Building Performance (EBP) rating tool for industrial buildings.

Interested parties are requested to submit their proposals to the GBCSA by Friday 13 August 2021 at 17:00. No late submissions will be accepted.

The industrial sector has been identified as an area of growth, and the need for a rating tool specifically applicable to industrial buildings has become apparent.

The scope of this project will include the review and customisation of the green building rating tool to make the tool more accessible for industrial building stock-types. In this process, GBCSA will be responsible for the procurement of service providers for the customisation of the green building rating tool. As well as providing technical review input on any proposed customisation.

The customisation of the CUSTOM EXISTING BUILDING PERFORMANCE (EBP) INDUSTRIAL RATING TOOLwill be based off the Green Star Existing Building Performance (EBP) v1.

The customisation will include:

  • a suitable energy and water benchmark is found or developed for existing industrial buildings.
  • a review of the existing EBP Tool to better align through modifications to the existing assessment criteria and requirements to enhance applicability and appropriateness for existing industrial buildings.

For more information and company eligibility criteria, service providers can download the RFP document on the GBCSA website here.

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