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Step one to a lighter 2020: Reward your team with training

It’s bonus season, or is it? 2019 has been another tough year for many organisations and their teams. Find out more how you can make the case for a bonus through professional development, a move that would benefit both the organisation and team members. 2020 can be the year the tough get going.

Recognise your organisation’s team members this year by investing into them and provide the opportunity to become a GBCSA Accredited Professional.

Opportunities to enhance skills and proficiencies that link directly to one’s daily role are commonly known as CPD, or continuous professional development. Increased skills bring the benefit of confidence, and credibility as well as the ability to be more productive and efficient.

Sharing knowledge

Cultivating a learning environment within a team and organisation makes everyone more effective. As employees gain their accreditation they can share their knowledge and demonstrate it on projects to others in the organsation who will now be able to learn from them. Think of this as compound interest on the training fee.

Retention, reputation and resilience

When you do your job well, you are more satisfied – and your team is similar. The spin-off is that happy, skillful teams provide excellent customer service. And with the joy of performing well, a learning and development culture prepares the next round of managers to become better decision makers.

Return on investment

Demand for Green Building skills are growing in line with the sector and the widening skills gap can greatly impact a company’s ability to grow. Through receiving the time and funding for training to become GBCSA Accredited Professionals, team members will understand the opportunity to increase their performance and so take on more responsibility.

The GBCSA has several niche Green Building training focus areas, including assisting developments to have a Net Zero impact. Find out more:

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