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Wednesday, 2 November 2023

Venue: MR 11

Controversial plans that were tabled to introduce smart cities near places like Lanseria, Mpumalanga and elsewhere in the country have been debated in recent times. It’s been a hotly debated topic within the built environment professional community and the media.

While a national framework for smart cities has been developed, it is not clear how it will be implemented. The session seeks to demystify the notion of smart cities, discuss examples of how smart cities can be translated into practice and explore how this concept is in line or not with the 4th Industrial Revolution.

We will take a look at how smart cities can enhance the UN SDGs, the implementation of climate change mitigation measures and what SA smart cities could and should look like. There are some working examples, including those of the Cape Agulhas municipality. Featured also: Digital platforms and a book launch.


SPEAKERS:

Session Chair:
Mannini Makhele-Makoa | Director for Integrated Planning and Spatial Governance, Gauteng Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA)

Dr Engela Petzer | Senior Researcher: Housing and Urban Studies, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
What Should South African Smart Cities Look Like?

Dr Nancy Odendaal | Professor: School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics on the Masters Degree in City and Regional Planning, University of Cape Town
Digital Platforms and Urbanism in African Cities

Dr Sandile Mbatha | Senior Manager: Research and Policy Advocacy, City of Ethekwini
Data-driven and Evidence-based Cities to Enhance the Realisation

William Moraka | Manager: Water Services, South African Local Government Association (SALGA)
The Value of Smart Solutions in the Water Sector

Willem van Zyl | Chief Information Officer: Information Communication Technology, Cape Agulhas Municipality
Eben Phillips | Municipal Manager, Cape Agulhas Municipality
The Smart City Strategy for Cape Agulhas Municipality

Venue: MR 8 & 9

What do Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) mean for large energy users with large portfolios? Gazetted late in 2020, with a looming deadline of the end of this December, large building owners are required to comply or face serious consequences. This session takes the audience through the basic concepts of EPCs and should empower the property owner to decide if and what they need to do right now. Once this first step has been taken to ensure legal compliance, the income tax incentives may kick in, allowing building owners the benefit of a tax allowance in respect of introduced energy savings. Learn more about how we approach EPCs and the external support (ESCOs) and finance available to property owners to not only meet compliance requirements but to leverage EPCs towards unlocking new opportunities for the improved financial performance of projects.


SPEAKERS:

Session Chair:
Lisa Reynolds | Chief Executive Officer, Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA)

Simisha Pather-Elias | Project Manager, Sustainable Energy Africa
EPC for Municipal Buildings

Teslim Yusuf | Project Manager, South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI)
Feedback to Industry on Regulation of EPC Roll-out and Uptake

Argon Poorun | Energy Sector Desk Analyst, GreenCape
Market Size and Role of Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) in Energy Efficiency

Dhevan Pillay | Director and CEO, LTM Energy
ESCO Incubator: Broad Overview of Financing Options Available for Energy Efficiency and How and Where to Apply

Avuyile Kewana​​ | Assistant Professional Officer – Net Zero: Sustainable Energy Markets​, City of Cape Town​​
Harnessing Data for High Performance Buildings: Overview of the City of Cape Town’s EPC Compliance Initiative

Oliver Chimusoro​​ | Professional Industrial Engineer, National Department of Public Works and Infrastructure
The Issuance of Energy Performance Certificates in State-owned Buildings: Is it a Blessing or a Curse?

Workshop hosted by ASHRAE South Africa Chapter

Venue: MR 7

Net zero energy buildings (NZEBs) are those which on an annual basis, use no more energy from the utility grid than is provided by on-site renewable energy sources. These buildings use 50% to 70% less energy than comparable traditional buildings. The remaining energy use comes from renewable sources, like solar panels or wind turbines incorporated into the facility itself. The course provides application knowledge of the design and operating principles for energy-efficient buildings and available technologies and systems to achieve NZEBs design. Building design strategies; review of current policy and regulation, energy, environmental and economic assessment of building’s performance; energy efficiency in HVAC, lighting, and appliances; and on-site renewable energy sources are topics covered.


SPEAKER:

Samir Traboulsi
Senior Lecturer: American University of Beirut, Notre Dame University, The Order of Engineers & Architects(Lebanon) and The Global Training Center (Durbai)

Venue: MR 10

Due to be released in 2023, the New Build Tool is transitioning to the second generation of Green Star rating tools. The evolution of the tool is a revolutionary step by GBCSA to transform the built environment against a backdrop of a changing climate, industry and the emergence of new challenges and trends. New Build V2 will align Green Star SA with global best practices and incorporate significant changes to support additional typologies and be better aligned with other reporting frameworks including ESG. Hosted by GBCSA’s Head of Technical, Georgina Smit, and supported by the expert category leads behind the development of the Green Star New Build V2 tool, this session will ensure you are the first to learn more about the tool’s development and how it will redefine Green Star-rated new buildings into the future.


SPEAKERS:

Session Chair:
Georgina Smit | Head of Technical, Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA)

Michelle Ludwig | New Build V2 Project Manager, Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA)
Details of the Proposed Changes, Progress Update and Where to Next

Jutta Berns | Director and Principal, ecocentric
Resilience Category

Francois Retief | Founder, Sow & Reap Consulting
Positive Category

Adrie Fourie | Head of Department: Sustainable Cities & Research, Solid Green Consulting
Places Category

Andre Harms | Sustainability Engineer & Founder, Ecolution
Responsible Category

Annelidé Sherratt | Head of Department: Green Building Certifications (New Build and Interiors), Solid Green Consulting
Healthy Category

Mike Aldous | Technical Principal, MPAMOT
Nature Category

Dash Coville | Technical Manager: Special Projects, Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA)
Leadership Category

Georgina Smit and Michelle Ludwig | Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA)
People Category

Venue: Hall ABC

MC: Philicity Reeken

SPEAKERS:

Lisa Reynolds | Chief Executive Officer, Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA)
Welcome Address

Brian Unsted | Chairman of the Board, Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA)
Opening Remarks

Richard Edwards | Divisional Executive for Property Finance, Nedbank
The Role of Banks in a Green Regeneration of the Property Sector

Dr Antony Wood | President: Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH)
The Future Of Cities: Density, Sustainability and Liveability

Gavin Kode | Deputy Director-General: Provincial Public Works, Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works
Message from the Welcome Cocktail Host

Venue: Exhibition Village, Century City Conference Centre

The Welcome Cocktail is hosted by the Western Cape Government Department of Transport and Public Works.

Thursday, 3 November 2022

Venue: Hall ABC

MC: Philicity Reeken

SPEAKERS:

Steve Brookes | Chief Executive Officer, Balwin Properties
Balwin’s Commitment to Transforming Tomorrow: Green Star NBv2 Re-Imagining Green Buildings

Clive Wilkinson | President and Design Director, Clive Wilkinson Architects​
The New Ideal Office in the Hybrid Era​

Session 1 – Track 1: Build (Hall A)

Embodied Carbon: Is South Africa Ready?

The Build Track is Sponsored by Old Mutual

Session 2 – Track 2: Investment (Hall C)

Science-based Targets on the Net Zero Journey

The Investment Track is Sponsored by Pareto Limited

Session 3 – Track 3: Resource Economy (MR 8 & 9)

Shift your Mindset: Designing for Disassembly

The Resource Economy Track is Sponsored by Redefine Properties

Session 4 – Track 4: Cities (Hall B)

Trauma-informed Cities: Can the Built Environment Contribute to Healing Spaces?

The Cities Track is Sponsored by Rand Water

Session 5 – Track 5: Africa (MR 7)

Our African Biodiversity and Climate Change

The Africa Track is in Association with the World Green Building Council Africa Regional Network

Session 6 – Green Innovation Stage (MR 10)

The Green Innovation Stage is Sponsored by Balwin Properties

Session 7 – Rand Water Workshop (MR 11)

Sponsored by Rand Water

The Build Track is Sponsored by Old Mutual

Venue: Hall A

Everything you do leaves a carbon/energy footprint. Almost all materials used on-site and construction processes add to that project’s design and construction carbon and energy content. Architects, designers, building services engineers and built environment professionals need to understand the meaning and impact of embodied energy and carbon when practising building design and performing life cycle analysis on the journey to net zero. Can a trade-off be done between high embodied carbon and low operational carbon? Join an expert panel for an educational deep dive into embodied carbon. Learn more about its application in SA’s construction industry and the policies and pilots we need as we strive towards net zero.


SPEAKERS:

Session Chair & Existing Tools to Measure Embodied Carbon in South Africa
Georgina Smit | Head of Technical, Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA)

Tessa Brunette | Associate & Sustainability Leader: Africa, India and Middle East, Arup
Available Measuring Tools and Materials to Achieve Low Embodied Carbon Buildings in South Africa

Chris Greensmith | Technical Director Structural Engineering, Zutari
The Best Materials Available to Achieve Low Embodied Carbon Buildings in South Africa

The Investment Track is Sponsored by Pareto Limited

Venue: Hall C

The presentation aims to guide property portfolio, retailer, and manufacturer insights in setting science-based targets (SBTs) in the process of committing to net zero. We will look at real estate sector decarbonisation routes and the importance of including Scope 3 considerations in the analysis of the project’s carbon footprint – being the consequence of the activities of the sector, occurring from sources beyond its control. Setting SBTs is gaining traction globally, but South Africa continues to lag behind. So, let’s unpack some of the recent developments, and on-the-ground experience in SA within the larger property sector/supply chain and help demystify the process. So, what are SBTs; and what sector-specific guidance is available to the real estate sector in reaching net zero targets?


SPEAKERS:

Session Chair
Jutta Berns​ | Director and Founder, ecocentric

Karl Downey​ | Senior Technical Manager, CDP
An Introduction to SBT Net Zero: A Presentation on the 1.5°C Decarbonisation Pathways for the Buildings Sector

Sanjeev Raghubir | Group Sustainability Manager, Shoprite Holdings
The Retailer’s Experience of Setting SBTs: Practical Implications

Terri Clapperton | Sustainability Officer, Belgotex
Challenges and Opportunities of Setting SBTs: The Manufacturer’s Experience

Rebekah Hughes | Science-Based Targets Specialist and CDP Reporter, Carbon Calculated
Setting Science-Based Targets

The Resource Economy Track is Sponsored by Redefine Properties

Venue: MR 8 & 9

Leadership guru Stephen Covey describes planning a (design) journey as “planning with the end in mind”. Hence, in considering end of life, how can disassembly or deconstruction contribute to minimising the loss in value of a product at the end of its life in situ?

A circular economy could reduce global CO2 emissions from building materials by 38% in 2050 by reducing the demand for steel, aluminium, cement, and plastic. It could also make the sector more resilient to supply chain disruptions and price volatility of raw materials.

In this session, we will look at practical ways of achieving cradle to cradle on our own green building journey and will include an overview of the circular economy in Africa, its cities, in the City of Cape Town and manufacturing in South Africa.


SPEAKERS:

Session Chair:
Corne van Rooyen | National Utilities Manager, Redefine Properties

Adam Ozinsky | Senior Associate and Sustainability Engineer, GXN London
Designing for Disassembly (DfD): Tools, Techniques and Lessons from Europe

Paul Currie | Associate Director: Urban Systems Centre, ICLEI Africa
The Circular Economy in Cities and the Informal Reuse Economy in Africa

Richard Palmer | Director: Global Sustainability, Integral Group
DfD: Practical Application and Key Considerations – Lessons from Australia

Jeremy Gibberd | Coordinator Smart and Sustainable Built Environments, CSIR
The Circular Economy: The Built Environment and Manufacturing in South Africa

The Cities Track is Sponsored by Rand Water

Venue: Hall B

Trauma-informed design is about integrating the principles of trauma-informed care into design with the goal of creating physical spaces that promote safety, well-being, and healing. For the delegate, who is unfamiliar with the concept, our session will introduce the concepts of trauma and trauma-informed care, discuss this new concept of trauma-informed neighbourhoods, and identify ways of incorporating trauma-informed spatial elements into design approaches. The stress of the COVID-19 pandemic, the international crisis caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, plus the pain, grief, and indignation arising from continued political unrest and racial tensions, are increasing the number of people experiencing trauma. Now is a good time to revisit our responsibility as architects and designers to contribute to healing through intentional, trauma-informed designed spaces.


SPEAKERS:

Session Chair:
Mthobisi Masinga | Manager: Sustainability, City Resilience & Stakeholder Business Relations, Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA)

Prof Krista Schroeder | Assistant Professor of Nursing, Temple University College of Public Health
Trauma-informed Neighbourhoods: Making the Built Environment Trauma-Informed

Grant Stewart | Co-Director, R-Cubed
What We Need to Know About Trauma to be Trauma-informed

Dr Mark Olweny | Senior Lecturer, University of Lincoln
Empathy in Architecture Using Trauma-informed Design to Promote Healing

Todd Wiltse | Partner – AIA, LEED AP, WJW Architects
The Importance of Trauma-informed Design

The Africa Track is in Association with the World Green Building Council Africa Regional Network

Venue: MR 7

As landscape architects, city planners, city policy advisers, urban designers, architects, and engineers, we need to understand the link between climate change and African biodiversity, in order to unpack what role buildings play to harm or foster that relationship – and then act on it. Leave this session having been exposed to the wealth of biodiversity in Africa as well as what threatens it, and where the opportunities lie for the Built Environment. Join us as we unpack the dire impact climate change will have on Africa’s biodiversity and where the hot opportunities are for mitigation. What can be done by the built environment to support these initiatives? Has the (urban) zoo lost its relevance and what solutions can be learnt from the developed world, including carbon sinks, wildlife corridors and other strategies? What solutions should be discarded early within the framework of the natural boundaries?


SPEAKERS:

Session Chair:
Marc Sherratt | Managing Director: Marc Sherratt, Sustainability Architects (MSSA)

Dr Peta Brom | Urban Ecologist, University of Cape Town
How Green Buildings Play a Leadership Role in Biodiversity Conservation

Dr Antonio Blanco-Montero | Honorary Research Fellow, University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN)
Solutions from the Developed World and Feasible Solutions from the Planetary Boundaries Framework

Anelisa Keke | Chief Sustainability Officer, Redefine Properties
Topic TBA

The Green Innovation Stage is Sponsored by Balwin Properties

Venue: MR 10

The Green Innovation Stage is a fast-paced, elevator pitch-styled showcase of the latest and innovative green products, services, projects and/or initiatives.


SPEAKERS:

Philip du Toit | Associate, Osmond Lange Architects
Palimpsest – Layering (Sub)urban Fabric

Bertie Lourens | Chief Executive Officer, Wasteplan
Is Zero Waste to Landfill Possible and What are the Steps You Can Take to Get There?

Mary Haw | Manager: Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Facilitation and Promotion, City of Cape Town
Cape Town’s Energy Poverty Alleviation Journey: Innovation through Collaboration

Priscilla de Comarmond | Senior Professional Officer, City of Cape Town
SmartFacility: An Innovative Solution for Managing a Large Portfolio of Municipal Facilities

Jackie May | Founder and Director, Twyg
We are What We Wear

Gerhard Cronje | Founder and CEO, Maskam Water
Shifting Paradigms: Water Shortage to Sustainable Abundance

Sponsored by Rand Water

Venue: MR 11

This workshop aims to focus its sights on the city, the built environment in the city, as well as the horticultural landscape in this environment. This is in support of Rand Water’s vision, which is “To be a provider of sustainable, universally competitive water and sanitation solutions for Africa.” For the organization, and in support of its customer base, to achieve sustainable solutions in our environment means that a holistic and integrated approach is needed to be effective in this strategic role. This entails a focus on the entire urban water cycle (i.e. from water resource, abstraction, purification, bulk distribution, reticulation, end-user consumption and return flow to the resource) to have a significant impact in managing the demand for water and curtailing water losses. Added to this sustainable commitment Rand Water aims to explore and implement a range of sustainable solutions in the built environment in support of both national and international initiatives.


SPEAKERS:

Session Chair:
Dr Leslie Hoy | Senior Manager Environmental Management Services, Rand Water

Sameer Morar | Senior Manager, Rand Water
The Equitable Apportionment of Life

Samanta Stelli | Coordinator: Water Wise and Research, Rand Water
Regeneration of Water Conservation in Cities

Gopolang Motswai | Consultant Architect, Rand Water
A Drop in the City

MC: Philicity Reeken

SPEAKER:

Sanne van der Burgh | Associate Director, Head of MVRDV NEXT and Architect, MVRDV
Human, Green, Dream, Future

Session 8 – Track 1: Build (Hall A)

Making the Case for Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SuDs) in South Africa

The Build Track is Sponsored by Old Mutual

Session 9 – Track 2: Investment (Hall C)

Sustainability-linked Bonds vs. Green Bonds: Make the Right Choice

The Investment Track is Sponsored by Pareto Limited

Session 10 – Track 3: Resource Economy (MR 8 & 9)

The Retail Value Chain and the Road to Net Zero Waste

The Resource Economy Track is Sponsored by Redefine Properties

Session 11 – Track 4: Cities (Hall B)

The Revitalisation of the CBD

The Cities Track is Sponsored by Rand Water

Session 12 – Green Innovation Stage (MR 10)

The Green Innovation Stage is Sponsored by Balwin Properties

Session 13 – CSIR Workshop (MR 11)

Sponsored by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

The Build Track is Sponsored by Old Mutual

Venue: Hall A

As climate volatility grows as a result of global warming, how stormwater is dealt with becomes an urgent and important issue. Has conventional civil engineering practice failed to keep pace with what is happening on the planet as our weather responds to a changing climate? The recent devastating floods in KwaZulu-Natal that caused large-scale damage to our built environment and people are a good example of how many existing urban drainage systems are not up to par in managing flood risk. In this session, we will explore the principles and technical approach of Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SuDs), best practices, what can be done to existing city/road design and how new approaches can make South Africa resilient to climate risks.


SPEAKERS:

Session Chair:
Marc Sherratt | Managing Director, Marc Sherratt, Sustainability Architects (MSSA)

Dr Kevin Winter | Lead Researcher: Environmental & Geographical Science, Future Water Institute, University of Cape Town
SuDs Design: Transforming the City and Road Design in South Africa

Mike Aldous | Technical Principal, MPAMOT
Technical Approaches and Best Practise in SuDs Design

The Investment Track is Sponsored by Pareto Limited

Venue: Hall C

Aimed at senior property company executives, sustainability officers and asset managers as well as the finance value chain, we take a closer look at the choices between sustainability-linked bonds linked to key performance indicators, and green bonds (use of proceeds). Learn about compliance criteria for both scenarios, benefits, and penalties as well as the criteria for success. This informative session will highlight the different approaches and scenario analyses, with the objective of establishing a property company that can attract green finance. Leave this session with a higher understanding of the difference between green finance products and how these instruments can be used in a property company, as well as how you can strategically set up a property company that attracts green finance.


SPEAKERS:

Session Chair & Introduction and Overview:
Grahame Cruickshanks | Head: Sustainability and Utilities, Growthpoint Properties

Thandiwe Vilakazi | Investment Banking Associate Principal: Sustainable Finance Solutions, Nedbank
Green Bonds (Use of Proceeds)

Danielle Frank | Transactor Sustainable Finance, Rand Merchant Bank
Sustainability-Linked Bonds

The Resource Economy Track is Sponsored by Redefine Properties

Venue: MR 8 & 9

In this session, we explore what net zero waste could look like in the retail space. We will share key milestones in the net zero journey such as analysing the waste ‘footprint’ in the retail operation, setting goals and working with tenants. We will hear about the legislative environment and discuss a retail centre’s potential journey to achieving net zero waste. We will highlight various case studies illustrating a zero-waste journey for a retail-focused portfolio. We will investigate the ‘how and what’ of waste recycling and the issues faced in the retail environment.


SPEAKERS:

Session Chair & Liberty2Degrees: Net Zero Journey
Brian Unsted | Asset Management Executive, Liberty2Degrees

Linus Naik | Group General Manager: Sustainability & Business Development, Don’t Waste Group
Retail and Getting to Net Zero Waste

Andre Nel | General Manager: Sustainability, Pick n Pay
Pick n Pay Waste Management Strategy: Challenges and Innovations to get to Net Zero Waste

Sanjeev Rhagubir | Group Sustainability Manager, Shoprite Holdings
Shoprite Waste Management Strategy: Challenges and Innovations to get to Net Zero Waste

The Cities Track is Sponsored by Rand Water

Venue: Hall B

Since the “broken window policy” and the rebirth of New York City, inner-city renewal has been a hotly discussed topic globally, leading to many success stories. On the South African side, however, the majority of our central business districts are old, derelict, unsafe, pedestrian-unfriendly, and are only alive during the day. In this session, we will explore the programmes, projects and interventions made by various role-players to ensure that our CBDs become liveable, economically viable, safe, green and smart. We explore ideas and innovations around creating 24hr CBDs that are inclusive and green. The session will also look into the genealogy of CBDs and the impact of COVID-19, taking note of the emergence of poly-centric cities having a number of CBDs and how do they relate to one another? Are they complementary or competitive? We will look at case histories from select global cities and also the African city context.


SPEAKERS:

Session Chair:
Dr Thulani Mdadane | Head of Department, Gauteng Department of Infrastructure Development

Collen Lethu Masango | Urban Planner, World Bank
Ingredients of a Successful CBD Revitalisation

Dennis Madumo | Executive Director for Planning, City of Tshwane
Practical Examples of CBD Revitalisation Interventions: What Worked and What didn’t Work?

Juma Assiago | Coordinator, Global Safer Cities Programme, Urban Practices Branch, Global Solutions Division, UN-Habitat
CBD Revitalisation: Experiences from Cities Around the World That Never Sleep

Collins Sekele | Projects Director, City of Johannesburg
Funding Mechanisms for CBD Revitalisation

The Green Innovation Stage is Sponsored by Balwin Properties

Venue: MR 10

The Green Innovation Stage is a fast-paced, elevator pitch-styled showcase of the latest and innovative green products, services, projects and/or initiatives.


SPEAKERS:

Kevin Kimwelle | Professional Associate, Indalo World Ngo
Mainstreaming Alternative Solutions Towards a Localised Green Agenda

Kris Wojcik | Business Development Manager, Jets Vacuum AS
Vacuum Drainage and Associated Water and CO2 Savings for Buildings and Urban Areas

Matthew Cullinan | Executive: Infrastructure Development, Atlantis (Greentech) Special Economic Zone
Taking the Full Spectrum of Net Zero to the Next (Precinct) Level: The Atlantis (Greentech) Ambitions

Ingo Hamann | Chief Executive Officer, STIEBEL ELTRON South Africa
Energy-saving Heat Pump Water Heating: Using Waste Heat from the Chiller System in a Hotel

Nombuso Ngcobo​ | Assistant Professional Officer, City of Cape Town​
Cape Town Leading the Transition to eMobility​

Roberto Pane | CTO- International Business Development, EnviroCrete (Pty) LTD
A Sustainability Business Case for the Global Construction System by Adoption of Treated Woodchips in Replacement of Sand and Stone Aggregates

Venue: MR 11

Sponsored by the Absa

Join this Absa showcase of the bank’s capability in advancing sustainable practises for customers by collaborating with various experts who are able to develop sustainability solutions in the property and built environment sectors.


SPEAKERS:

Moderator:
Badisa Matshego | Head of Corporate Real Estate Services (CRES), Absa Group

Heidi Barends | Specialist Banking, Absa Group

Amelia Dieperink | Head: Affordable Housing Commercial Property Finance, Absa Group

Justin Schmidt | Head: New Sector Development, Absa Group

Lesego Rammusi | Head: Environmental and Social Sustainable Development, Absa Group

MC: Philicity Reeken

SPEAKER:

Andy Pag | Sustainability & Eco-Adventurer
Driving Around the World on Chip-fat. What I Learned About Sustainability

Sponsored by Investec Property Fund

Venue: Hall ABC

MC: Philicity Reeken

The purpose of the panel is to showcase and celebrate the unique perspectives and big ideas from youth on how to address the climate challenges in South Africa. GBCSA want delegates to learn from this generation, tap into innovative thinking from an ‘anything is possible’ perspective and identify new approaches toward achieving a sustainable, green built environment. Walk away feeling inspired and moved towards action to create the healthy, green spaces and places young people of this generation and the next deserve.


SPEAKERS:

Moderator:
Lisa Reynolds | Chief Executive Officer, Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA)

Panelists:

Khayakazi Lumingu | Western Cape Vice-Chairperson, Youth in Property Association (YIPA)

Yola Mgogwana | Climate Activist & Learner (Curro Delft DigiEd)

Lisakhanya Mathiso | Climate Activist & Student: Information and Communication Technology (Cape Peninsula University of Technology)

Athi Khulu | Environmental Facilitator, Earth Child Project

Isabelle Coetzee | Environmental Activist & Student: Sustainable Development (University of Stellenbosch)

Palesa Magashule | Environmental Activist & Student: Sustainable Development (University of Stellenbosch)

Integrated Renewable Energy and Resource Efficiency Programme: A Game-changer for State-owned Facilities
Christoffel Lombaard | Deputy-Director General: Facilities Management, National Department of Public Works and Infrastructure

Sponsored by STIEBEL ELTRON South Africa

Venue: Century City Conference Centre, Hall ABC

Dress Code:

Formal wear, glitz and glam, but switch it up with your coolest pair of sneakers that were made for dancing!

Friday, 4 November 2022

Sponsored by the International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Venue: MR 11

SPEAKERS:

Lenore Cairncross | African Regional Program Manager: EDGE, International Finance Corporation
Welcome Address

Jodi de Lijster | Clinical Pastoral Therapist
How to Tame Your Dragons

Venue: Hall ABC

MC: Philicity Reeken

SPEAKERS:

Khanyi Mlambo | Founding President, South African Women in Construction
Rebuilding Our World through Conquering Ourselves

Simon Sturgis | Author and Founder, Targeting Zero LLP
Getting to Net Zero: Assessing Carbon in the Built Environment

Papa Omotayo | Chief Executive Officer & Creative Director, MOE+ Art Architecture
The Incomplete City

MC: Philicity Reeken

SPEAKER:

Sir Jonathon Porritt | Founder and Director, Forum for the Future
Social Justice and Green Buildings: Balancing the Technological Opportunities

Session 14 – Track 1: Build (Hall A)

The Hidden Cost of Durability in the Built Environment

The Build Track is Sponsored by Old Mutual

Session 15 – Track 2: Investment (Hall C)

ESG Reporting in the Property Sector: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The Investment Track is Sponsored by Pareto Limited

Session 16 – Track 3: Resource Economy (MR 8 & 9)

The Doughnut Approach and Accelerating the Transition to a Circular Economy

The Resource Economy Track is Sponsored by Redefine Properties

Session 17 – Track 4: Cities (Hall B)

Township Economies

The Cities Track is Sponsored by Rand Water

Session 18 – Track 5: Africa (MR 7)

The Rising Nexus: Food, Energy and Water

The Africa Track is in Association with the World Green Building Council Africa Regional Network

Session 19 – Green Innovation Stage (MR 10)

The Green Innovation Stage is Sponsored by Balwin Properties

The Build Track is Sponsored by Old Mutual

Venue: Hall A

Design for life building materials and design/construction techniques. This methodology is a central theme in sustainable construction thinking. But what are the pros and cons; and what are the implications in the long run? Join this panel discussion session to get an understanding of how designing for durability can impact building resilience, carbon and waste and the lifecycle implications of these technologies. We discuss the impact of building better from the capital investment/cost perspective versus lifetime/maintenance costs and the importance of flexibility.


SPEAKERS:

Session Chair:
Mike Aldous | Technical Prinicipal MPAMOT​​

Kelly Alvarez Doran | Senior Director: Sustainability and Regenerative Design​​, MASS Design Group
Rwanda Embodied Carbon Project

Prof Hoffie Cruywagen | Associate Professor: Construction Economics, University of Pretoria​​
Whole Life Cycle Costing

Sqhamo Banjwa | Associate Director, Turner & Townsend Topic TA

John Volsteedt | Project Manager: Energy Efficient Clay Brick, ClayBrick Association of South Africa
Sustainability & LCA of Claybrick and Why it Matters When Looking at the Hidden Cost of the Built Environment

The Investment Track is Sponsored by Pareto Limited

Venue: Hall C

Aimed at finance and sustainability executives, this session explores the method for integrating ESG effectively into the business and ensuring your annual ESG report hits the right target. At a high level, you want to integrate financial and non-financial business strategies to keep the business viable and attract significant investors, right? So, let’s take a look at how to do it right by establishing defined targets, an appropriate reporting framework and communicating effectively. We establish a simple checklist to keep your organisation accountable via a high ESG reporting standard.


SPEAKERS:

Session Chair:
Grahame Cruickshanks | Head of Sustainability and Utilities, Growthpoint Properties​​

Jonathon Hanks | Partner, Incite
Effectively Integrating ESG into Business: Sending the Right Message to Investors and Lenders with Your Annual ESG Report

The Resource Economy Track is Sponsored by Redefine Properties

Venue: MR 8 & 9

A more comprehensive true-price initiative operates in certain Amsterdam stores post-pandemic. In fact, the city has introduced a number of different models recently, to reassess the impact of the existing economic system. Doughnut Economics as per Dr Kate Raworth (Oxon), is a visual framework for sustainable development combining the concept of climate change, biodiversity loss, air pollution – physical boundaries with that of social boundaries – health care, education, safe water, nutrition etc. It is graphically symbolised by way of a doughnut, with the customary ring in the centre, or by a lifebelt concept. The principal goal of this model is to re-frame economic problems, set new goals and develop an economy where social necessities are met without overshooting ecological limits. It aims to integrate the economy, environment, and society into one holistic economic approach. So how can Amsterdam-style doughnut economics apply in South Africa where the business, environmental and social ecosystem is vastly different? A session for the entire built environment value chain, this session will add valuable capital to the body of thought on a truly circular economy.


SPEAKERS:

Session Chair:
Clare Morony | ESG Analyst, Redefine Properties

Kate Raworth | Economist and Co-founder, Doughnut Economics Action Lab
The Doughnut Approach and Accelerating the Transition to a Circular Economy

Cornelia Dinca | International Liaison, Amsterdam Smart City​
Amsterdam and the Implementation of Doughnut Economics

Gillian Hamilton | Economist, The Green Connection
Doughnut Economics: A Lifebelt for the Planet?

The Cities Track is Sponsored by Rand Water

Venue: Hall B

Gain an understanding of how the micro-economy works in SA townships and the potential environmental sustainability aspects of the systems that have evolved there. The session will expose delegates to the largely hidden mechanics of how South African township economies operate including economically, socially, and environmentally. The key takeouts from this thought-provoking session are defining and measuring the economic success in townships and just what this informal economy is from different perspectives. Can we understand, protect and if possible, scale such economies as approaches to poverty alleviation, addressing ecological degradation and climate change resilience? Join us as we put the SA township economy under a microscope.

SPEAKER:

Session Chair:
Marc Sherratt, Managing Director: Marc Sherratt, Sustainability Architects (MSSA)

Thireshen Govender | Founder & Director, UrbanWorks

The Africa Track is in Association with the World Green Building Council Africa Regional Network

Venue: MR 7

Developed by a coalition of Green Building Councils (GBCs) representing all regions across Africa, the Africa Manifesto articulates the policies African leaders and government officials must support to deliver the ‘Africa We Want’. A resilient, equitable, socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable built environment for everyone, everywhere. The recommendations are divided across five key priority areas that the Africa network has identified as strategically important to guide and shape climate action and ambition towards achieving the vision of a prosperous Africa, based on inclusive growth and sustainable development. These include Energy, Water, Materials, Finance and Infrastructure.


SPEAKERS:

Speakers for this session are being finalised and will be published in due course​.

The Green Innovation Stage is Sponsored by Balwin Properties

Venue: MR 10

The Green Innovation Stage is a fast-paced, elevator pitch-styled showcase of the latest and innovative green products, services, projects and/or initiatives.


SPEAKERS:

Janet Peace | Product Manager, Bidvest Execuflora
Less Office Space, More Heart: Adding Impact to Reduced Office Space with Biophylia

DeVilliers Botha | Chief Executive Officer, Solareff
How We Will Live in 2100 and How We Will Get There From Where We are Now

Dayne Scrowther​ | Africa Business Development Manager, DANPAL​
Light Architecture: Creating Healthy Buildings and HQE 

Janice Pozzo | MSc Ergonomist & Accounts Manager, Formfunc​
Net Positive: From the Inside Out​

Caren Botha | General Manager, Propelair
Saving the Earth One Flush at a Time

Mark O’Connor | Director, Rothoblaas
Mass Timber Project Focus: Challenging the Status Quo Globally

Mpho Ngobeni | Marketing Manager, Hydraform International
The Leading Alternative Technology

Venue: MR 11

Sponsored by the Centre for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

This workshop will include presentations and discussion on the role of science, technology and innovation (STI) in sustainable building development, using projects conducted by the CSIR as examples of the various ways that innovation can be applied to support sustainable development. Researchers from the Infrastructure Innovation Research Group will discuss the themes of mainstreaming technologies, digital building performance monitoring, standards development and decision support tools.


SPEAKERS:

Dr Coralie van Reenen | Researcher: Infrastructure Innovation Research Group, CSIR
Mainstreaming STI

Vhoni Sadiki | Researcher: Infrastructure Innovation Research Group, CSIR
Digital IEQ Monitoring

Mapula Matlakala | Researcher: Infrastructure Innovation Research Group, CSIR
Disruptive Standards for Sustainability

Dr Jeremy Gibberd | Researcher: Infrastructure Innovation Research Group, CSIR
Innovative Decision Support Tools

Session 21 – Track 1: Build (Hall A)

Environmental, Social and Governance factors: ESG Considerations for Construction Projects

The Build Track is Sponsored by Old Mutual

Session 22 – Track 2: Investment (Hall C)

Climate Risk Disclosure: What is Next in South Africa – Bracing for the Inevitable

The Investment Track is Sponsored by Pareto Limited

Session 23 – Track 4: Cities (Hall B)

Intermediate Cities: Inculcating Long-term Infrastructure Planning

The Cities Track is Sponsored by Rand Water

Session 24 – Green Innovation Stage (MR 10)

The Green Innovation Staged is Sponsored by Balwin Properties\

Session 25 – Greenovate (MR 7)

The Build Track is Sponsored by Old Mutual

Venue: Hall A

ESG could be just another acronym unless fully understood. ESG is an important tool in assessing the impact of a property investment. But how does this translate into building site operations? As a relatively novel concept, built environment practitioners are asking for a toolkit to guide their responses on-site to non-technical aspects of the build. Ultimately, ESG is a guiding framework along the road to achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and creating an enabling dispensation for people and planet. ESG impacts the entire construction value chain, especially for corporates, so this invaluable and expert session unpacks the why, the who and the how for the construction site.


SPEAKERS:

Session Chair:
Mike Aldous | Technical Principal, MPAMOT

Thea Weeks | ESG Strategy and Communications Lead, MPAMOT
Bringing ESG to the Construction Site: The Why, Who, and How – a Toolkit for Advancement

The Investment Track is Sponsored by Pareto Limited

Venue: Hall C

Aimed at the property investor and their investee community, this session provides a deeper understanding of what lies ahead from a climate risk disclosure perspective. What are disclosure convergence and its implication for South Africa? Our expert presenters will unpack the reality of climate risk disclosure in the built environment, by explaining what this means for investments and unpacking the pitfalls for investors in projects, including the dangers of greenwashing. Learn how to strengthen climate commitments through mandatory disclosure and understand what this means for de-risking property portfolios – and to avoid stranded assets. Understand disclosure in real-time and the top tools available to investors and developers, including the MSCI tool and the implications of the GBCSA’s New Buildings v2 tool, due to be launched in 2023. Be informed about the JSE’s Climate Disclosure framework, Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures alignment and the implications of the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB).


SPEAKERS:

Session Chair:
Jutta Berns | Director and Founder, ecocentric

Grahame Cruickshanks | Head of Sustainability & Utilities, Growthpoint Properties
Disclosure in Real Time: The Property Perspective

Gareth Allison | Executive Director, MSCI
ClimateVaR – MSCI Tool: The Fundamentals, Impact and Significance for Investors and Investees

Phil Barttram | Independent Consultant, Philbar Consulting
Climate Disclosure Convergence and what this Means for South Africa

Shameela Soobramoney | Chief Sustainability Officer, JSE
JSE Climate Disclosure Framework and TCFD Alignment: International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB)

The Cities Track is Sponsored by Rand Water

Venue: Hall B

In South Africa, there is growing evidence that urban migration is increasing faster in our intermediate cities. Hence, such cities are critical in city development and urban management. Cities are under pressure to cope with increasing populations but need to reap the urban dividend due to this emerging phenomenon. One of the critical tools espoused in the Integrated Urban Development Framework is the introduction of long-term infrastructure planning in these cities.

Several cities have developed these plans and have commenced their implementation. This session will present experiences in the development and implementation of these plans and the tools that have been put in place such as guidelines and financing learning platforms. Let’s hear about the importance of long-term planning, the concept of the Capital Expenditure Framework, its link to the Integrated Urban Development Framework, the New Urban Agenda, the Africa 2063 and the SDGs while explaining the smart tools, systems and processes that can be used by cities to develop and implement such planning.


SPEAKERS:

Session Chair:
Nellie Lester | Independent Consultant: Urban Planning, Policy Development and Housing Services

Nomkita Fani | Director Intermediate Cities and Spatial Planning, Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA)

The Genealogy of Long-term Infrastructure Planning in Intermediate Cities​

Renier Oosthuizen | Urban Planner, Novus 3
The Development of Long-term Infrastructure Plans

Anthony Els | Senior Planning Engineer, Rand Water
Practical Considerations for Bulk Water Infrastructure Planning to Meet a Growing Customer Demand

Juma Assiago | Coordinator, Global Safer Cities Programme, Urban Practices Branch, Global Solutions Division, UN-Habitat
Introduction of Long-term Infrastructure Planning in African Cities​

The Green Innovation Stage is Sponsored by Balwin Properties

Venue: MR 10

The Green Innovation Stage is a fast-paced, elevator pitch-styled showcase of the latest and innovative green products, services, projects and/or initiatives.


SPEAKERS:

Edward Hector | Director, SFI
Emerging Technologies for Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

David Parry-Davies | Publishing Editor, The Enviropaedia
An Eco-Logical Mindset

Boshoff Muller | Co-Founder, Afrimathemp
Hemp Construction

Annelide Sherratt | Head of Department Green Building Certifications, Solid Green Consulting
Integrated Net Zero Approach

Michael Labacher | Head of Sales & Environmental Services, A-Gas South Africa
Refrigerants – Leading Cause of Climate Change?

Talifhani Tshitwamulomoni | Chief Operations Officer, Green Development Foundation
The Use of Indigenous Knowledge to Curb Climate Change

Yasir Ahmed | Chief Director: Motor Transport, Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works
Greening the Western Cape Government’s Fleet – The Creation of an Electric Vehicle Eco-system.

Venue: MR7

The Greenovate Awards, a Growthpoint Properties initiative in partnership with Green Building Council South Africa, has been active since 2015 with the goal of seeding an early passion for sustainable development in university students by focusing on challenges and opportunities within the property industry. The programme also showcases up-and-coming talent – the future leaders of the built industry. The result: a growing community of advocates for green building with a passion for creating a better world and a brighter, greener future.

SPEAKERS:

Session Chair:
Mischa Tessendorf | Business Development Specialist, Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA)

Karabo Makole | First Place: Engineering Category (University of Cape Town)
Manufacturing Tiles from Copper Mine Tailings Using Geopolymerisation

Andrea Fiorita | Second Place: Engineering Category (North West University)
Industrial LED Fixture

Nina Sirba | Third Place: Engineering Category (Stellenbosch University)
Mechanical and Durability Properties of Concrete Containing Recycled Plastic Waste (Resin8 & PET) as a Sand Replacement

Tristan Fernandes | First Place: Property Category (University of Cape Town)
A Life Cycle Cost Analysis of Developing High-rise Sustainable, Innovative, Affordable Housing in South Africa

Aasif Mohamed, Asemahle Mngxuma and Sacha Harper | Second Place: Property Category (University of the Witwatersrand)
Experimental Process of Introducing Chicken Manure as an Additive in Portland Cement to Decrease Pollution
and Increase Thermal Insulation as well as Other Properties of a Concrete Mix

Barret de Willers | Third Place: Property Category (University of Cape Town)
Investigating the Adoption of Green Building Features, Initiatives, and Technology in Commercial Buildings

Venue: Hall ABC

MC: Philicity Reeken

SPEAKERS:

Bronwyn Williams | Futurist, Economist and Business Trends Analyst, Flux Trends
Sustainability Served Two Ways

Mbuyiswa Makhubela | General Manager: Corporate Services, Rand Water
Regenerating Our Value for Water

Lisa Reynolds | Chief Executive Officer, Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA)
Closing Remarks

CPD Accreditation

Professional Body
Status
South African Institute Of Architectural Technologists (SAIAT)
1.0 Category 1 point to be awarded to each SACAP registered professional per day – maximum points: 3.0
Association of South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS)
11 CPD hours in Category 1 for full attendance
African Institute of the Interior Design Professions (IID)
3.0 CPD points
Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) /
Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA)
In Progress
South African Council for the Project and Construction Management Professions (SACPCMP)
Category A: Core and Non Core Knowledge, 14 CPD hours
South African Council for Planners (SACPLAN)
1 point per hour to a maximum of 20 points
South African Landscapers Institute (SALI)
1.7 CPD points
South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP)
1.0 Category 1 point to be awarded to each SACAP registered professional per day – maximum points: 3.0
South African Facilities Management Association (SAFMA)
1 point per hour
South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions (SACNASP)
1 point per hour to a maximum of 20 points