Official accredited green building course to be held in Cape Town

Official accredited green building course to be held in Cape Town

The Green Building Council of South Africa’s signature course and core offering, that introduces the Green Star rating tools and is the first requirement for obtaining status as a Green Star SA Accredited Professional, will take place in Cape Town on Tuesday 05 February at the Southern Sun in Newlands.

The Green Star Accredited Professional course delivers a comprehensive overview of the Green Star SA building rating system and trains industry professionals on each category and credit within the rating system (Management, Indoor Environmental Quality, Energy, Transport, Water, Materials, Land Use & Ecology, Emissions, Innovations, Integrated Design). After attending the course, an optional exam may be written online, earning the successful candidates the designation of "Green Star SA Accredited Professional".

The course is of relevance to anyone involved in the building and development sector, whether developers, architects, engineers, property managers, product manufacturers and contractors - it is becoming increasingly essential to acquire the relevant knowledge and qualifications on green building, rating systems and accreditation.

As an Accredited Professional you will be better positioned and equipped to join a Consulting team who apply for a Green Star SA building certification.

The number of certified Green Star SA rated buildings in South Africa has leapt from about 10 built between 2007 and 2011, to 28 today. This means the number of rated buildings has more than doubled over the last year - an indication that the built environment industry is starting to view green building as best practice.

For those wanting to learn more about Green Star SA rating tools and how they might be useful to your projects, book for the Green Star SA Accredited Professional course. This course is validated for 1 CPD point in category one from CESA and SAIA.

Some course graduates had this to share: "Lovely, lively team of presenters that are well suited for the job"; "An excellent course and lots of food for thought. Well-presented and the case study brought it all together"; "We learnt a great deal and the presentation was very informative and well presented"; "Well facilitated course which I found very valuable and thoroughly enjoyed."

For more information on this course, or to book visit www.gbcsa.org.za/events

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