2 - 4 NOV
There is a growing consensus among experts in the built environment that there is a “regeneration gap” in building and that we urgently need to expand our thinking on sustainability to thinking regeneratively when we look to the future of green building.
The Covid-19 pandemic showed us just how destructive we are to the planet as nature reclaimed exploited, overpopulated and polluted spaces when the world went into lockdown. It reminded us that we don’t need to look further than nature to find solutions to the threat of climate change and to mitigate the human impact on the planet.
With buildings and their construction together accounting for 36% of global energy use and 39% of energy-related carbon dioxide emissions (UNEP), the built environment has a responsibility and the opportunity to shift to building holistic, data-driven, and renewal-focused spaces and places.
That is why our theme for the 15th Green Building Convention – The RE-Generation – is aimed at ‘shifting years’ and focused on the regeneration we need in the built environment in this decade of accelerated climate action. It is about building a RE-Generation of people that move beyond sustainability to building regeneratively towards transforming the built environment for people and planet to thrive.
Chief Executive Officer
Green Building Council South Africa
Inspiring a built environment in which people and planet thrive…
The Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) is a non-profit member-based organisation promoting green building and sustainability in the property and construction sectors.
We are one of about 70 members of the World Green Building Council (WGBC) and collaborate with GBCs across the globe, enabling access to a community of experts at home and abroad. Together we create a platform for advocacy, training and certification.