Green Building Convention date for 2014 announced

by Tania Wannenburg
Green building convention

The 7th annual Green Building Convention will take place from 10 to 12 September 2014.


The 7th annual Green Building Convention is set to take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 10 to 12 September 2014.

Hosted by the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA), this year’s focus is on Africa – bringing it home. The aim is to highlight the richness and potential of the African continent and involve speakers of South African origin, as well as those who are working in this space on greater African soils.

Already confirmed in this year’s speaker line-up is Zimbabwean architect, Michael Pearce, who has spent his career specialising in buildings which have low maintenance, low capital and running costs, and make use of renewable energy systems, taking most of his inspiration from nature.

Pearce was the project architect on the well-known Eastgate development in Harare, as well as Australia’s first six-star Green Star rated building, Council House Two (CH2), the municipal offices for the Melbourne City Council.

The 2014 programme will comprise two days of selected keynote presentations, panel discussions and an exhibition. Last year’s successful Brainwave Stage will also be back to host short, TED-like presentations from the green building community. The convention further offers optional pre-conference education courses and programmes, as well as building tours of Green Star SA certified buildings and other social and networking events.

For more information and to book, please visit www.gbcsa.org.za.

Green Building Council South Africa
Tel: 0861 042 272
Website: www.gbcsa.org.za

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