GBCSA Sees 50 Green Star SA Certified Buildings in South Africa

After just six years, the Green Building Council South Africa has certified its 50th building. From humble beginnings, the journey of the council has seen some exceptional growth, and the groundswell of green building in South Africa is exciting to witness. The GBCSA has, together with its many partners and members, activated and supported the commercial property sector towards a greener future.

With its series of Green Star SA rating tools, GBCSA is setting the standards for green building in South Africa and providing clear guidelines on what constitutes a ‘green building’.

“We are absolutely thrilled by the uptake in green building in South Africa. In the past few months the number of buildings that have been certified, or which have applied for certification, has increased exponentially – with 20 buildings being certified in 2013 alone," said Brian Wilkinson, CEO of the GBCSA.

"We are confident that this upward spike will continue as an ongoing trend as increased market demand and clear financial rewards, coupled with mounting government regulations and shareholder pressures, provide multiple incentives to own and occupy high-performance green buildings."

From an article by the GBCSA - see the full article here.

After just six years, the Green Building Council South Africa has certified its 50th building. From humble beginnings, the journey of the council has seen some exceptional growth, and the groundswell of green building in South Africa is exciting to witness. The GBCSA has, together with its many partners and members, activated and supported the commercial property sector towards a greener future.

With its series of Green Star SA rating tools, GBCSA is setting the standards for green building in South Africa and providing clear guidelines on what constitutes a ‘green building’.

“We are absolutely thrilled by the uptake in green building in South Africa. In the past few months the number of buildings that have been certified, or which have applied for certification, has increased exponentially – with 20 buildings being certified in 2013 alone," said Brian Wilkinson, CEO of the GBCSA.

"We are confident that this upward spike will continue as an ongoing trend as increased market demand and clear financial rewards, coupled with mounting government regulations and shareholder pressures, provide multiple incentives to own and occupy high-performance green buildings."

From an article by the GBCSA - see the full article here.