GBCNA : Building Sustainability in Namibia

The Green Building Council of Namibia will be hosting their third Annual Convention, Building Sustainability, an event with growing importance on the Namibian property and construction stage, from 27 June to 1 July 2016.  Delegates will learn how to apply green criteria and evaluate green buildings, hear about the latest happenings on the Green building front and connect with others sharing an interest in sustainable built environments

During the two-day Conference, over 30 speakers will be giving short power talks on a variety of sustainability topics related to construction - from the current water-crisis in Windhoek, national and international green building case studies, development projects, green energy, land issues, solar energy, alternative materials, green vocational training and many more.

A parallel trade exhibition on Thursday 30 June and Friday 1 July, with the first three days from Monday 27 to Wednesday 29 June dedicated to training workshops for the Green Star rating tools. It gives Namibians access at a fraction of the registration costs for South-African courses, and without expensive travel costs. Participants in these workshops will receive certificates allowing them to continue with the GreenStar Professional Accreditation online course and examination. This opportunity is open to anyone with a tertiary qualification and an interest in Green Building.

There will be many networking opportunities, as the event brings together a rich diversity of built environment participants under one roof. The convention is a must for construction professionals (architects, engineers, quantity surveyors, town planners, etc.), related professional such as lawyers and accountants active in the property field, estate agents, developers, building contractors, home-owners,  building clients, suppliers of green products, construction financing organisations (banks, building societies, venture capital companies, etc.), local authorities,  Government officials (Ministries of Local Government and Housing, of Works and Transport, of Mines and Energy, of Environment and Tourism, of Water, Agriculture and Forestry, State-Owned enterprises, etc.), related green NGO’s as well as the general public interested in Green Construction.

The grand finale will consist of building tours to several notable green buildings in Windhoek, among them the first 6-Star rated Existing Building in Africa, where a local engineering company transformed a mundane existing building into an award-winning ultimate green office building. 

For further information and registration, visit the GBCNA website , the Facebook event page “Building Sustainability” or email the Convention Secretary, Ms Anne Marie Hoenck at