GBCSA’s 2020 vision

The Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) made ambitious commitments at the COP21 climate change negotiations in Paris in December 2015. These are:

  • To introduce a net zero/positive building certification scheme by 2020
  • To secure statements of commitment in respect of green building principles and practices for 60% of 50 of the leading and largest property owners in South Africa
  • To target 2500 commercial green building certifications, representing around 10 million m2 of gross building area
  • A target of 10 000 residential green building certified homes
  • A target of 12 000 professionals to be trained in green building principles and practices
  • 10% of local government staff to be trained in green building principles and practices
  • Inspiring and helping fellow African nations to establish green building councils in their own countries by providing support with rating tools and training, with a target of five more established African GBCs

www.gbcsa.org.za