Brian Wilkinson, CEO of the GBCSA.
Leading the movement for a greener built environment in Africa, the Green Building Council of South Africa’s (GBCSA) Annual Convention to be held in Cape Town from 2 to 6 November will provide a programme of top-notch speakers and thought-provoking topics.
The convention will go beyond simply finding ways to cope with the country’s current energy crisis, and help move South Africa towards more innovation and future-orientated thinking to “Inspire Better Buildings”. Anyone who wants to effect environmental transformation in Africa’s built environment should be there.
Proudly sponsored by Property Finance at Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking, and one of the highlights on the South African property and sustainability calendar, the Green Building Convention is highly regarded as the event where experts and decision makers gather to effect environmental transformation in the built environment within the African region.
Brian Wilkinson, CEO of the GBCSA says in addition to inspiring delegates on the broader subject of sustainability, the convention also aims to provide a forum in the South African property sector to discuss current trends, share knowledge and engage in compelling debate to make a difference to the way we do business in the built environment.
“Buildings are the key to a cleaner and greener future and delegates are invited to join in working towards a better future. Building green is an opportunity to use resources efficiently and address climate change while creating healthier and more productive environments for people and communities. We need to make a change.” says Wilkinson.
Through inspirational thought and action, the Green Building Convention is leading the sustainability journey in the South Africa property Industry.
Robin Lockhart-Ross, Managing Executive of Property Finance at Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking, says Nedbank continues to both support and drive the sustainability agenda. “The convention, now in its eighth year, is a testament to how sustainability in the property sector has moved beyond a buzzword to the right thing to do. Green buildings are better buildings, making the theme of the 2015 convention a very fitting one.”