The Green Building Convention 2016 will unify powerful voices by a shared purpose that we can BUILD A BETTER WORLD NOW!
The Green Building Council South Africa leads the transformation of the South African property industry to ensure that buildings are designed, built and operated in an environmentally sustainable way.

Buildings are one of the main contributors to climate change. Building green is no longer a “nice to have” but an absolute imperative to use resources efficiently and address the impacts of climate change while creating healthier and more productive environments for people and communities.

The dialogue at the Green Building Convention 2016 will be led by change agents who have the expertise to guide Africa and the world towards a thriving future for all. In their experience and their ideas lie the solutions – some outrageous and some exquisite in their simplicity, but all revolutionary in their power to affect positive change and build a better world now.

Our modern life is rooted in the way we have designed our buildings, cities and the infrastructure around us. Climate change, globalisation, increasing competitiveness, resource depletion, pollution and connectivity have forced us to look at innovative solutions that benefit both humans and the planet.


In its 9th year and relocating to Johannesburg by market demand, Green Building Convention 2016 is THE date on the the sustainability calendar. It is considered the definitive event where experts and decision makers gather to effect environmental transformation in the built environment within the African region.
“What if global warming isn’t only a crisis? What if it’s the best chance we’re ever going to get to build a better world?” – Naomi Klein


Sandton Convention Centre.

26 to 28 July 2016.

Feedback confirms that our programme is
highly regarded as pertinent and valuable,
in terms of information and investment.

Opportunities for people to get to grips with
the green building initiative through site visits
and other educational initiatives.

Making connections with like-minded industry
leaders remains an important priority.

Our Brainwaves is an inspiring segment that
will again enjoy significant limelight in 2016.


To future-proof our environment, our vision for 2020 is bold
Introduce a net zero/positive building certification scheme.
Achieve 2 500 commercial green building certifications, representing approximately 10 million m2 of gross building area.
Obtain 10 000 residential green building certifications.
Train 12 000 professionals in green building principles and practices.
Inspire the creation and establishment of 5 more Green Building Councils across Africa.