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2 - 4 NOV

2022

Attend in‭
Cape Town‭ ‬
or Virtually

2 - 4 NOV

2022

Attend in‭
Cape Town‭ ‬
or Virtually

JOIN THE
RE-GENERATION

MOVEMENT.

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. ‬

Lisa Reynolds

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. ‬

Lisa Reynolds
Chief Executive Officer
Green Building Council South Africa

ABOUT GBCSA

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.

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THE MOST POWERFUL GREEN BUILDING GATHERING IN AFRICA

Connect and engage with a powerful network of thought and business leaders, professionals and decision-makers at Africa’s premier green building gathering.
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“We live in an inextricably intertwined reality, so to think that that we humans are separate from the environment is an illusion. It is not reality. We need to get to understand that when we pollute the water, when we pollute the air, when we pollute the soil – we are actually short-changing our own lives, because our lives depend on all of those things.”
Mashudu Ramano
Entrepreneur in Transition to a Regenerative and Sustainable Future, Sustainable Ethical Solutions Holdings
“Certified green buildings held their own as far as vacancy and return rates go over the past year. Property owners, tenants and investors are now insisting on better, certified green buildings as the environmental and financial benefits of these become indisputable. To date, the GBCSA has certified 740 buildings since 2009.”
Lisa Reynolds
Chief Executive Officer Green Building Council South Africa
“If we are looking for transformative leadership… we are looking for the business leaders that are willing to recognise that there are currently deep systemic flaws. We don’t assign value to the issues that matter. The real business leaders are those that are willing to tell us things are broken and to drive that change.”
Jonathan Hanks
Director, Incite