Green Building Council honours SA’s leading green projects and heroes

Cape Town, 8 October 2018. The Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) honoured property owners, accredited professionals (AP) and individuals during the 11th Annual Green Building Convention’s gala dinner at the Century City Conference Centre in Cape Town on Thursday (4 October 2018).

The categories recognise the leading green projects in South Africa, which includes the Highest Rate Building, Best Quality Submission, Edge Innovative Housing Project and the Net Zero Innovative Project Award. Game-changers in the built environment are also honoured in the Established and Rising Green Star categories, respectively.

The criteria for qualifying green projects are based on submission data gathered during the GBCSA’s Green Star certification process and the strength of the submissions. Individuals are nominated by the industry and their Green Star engagement is also taken into consideration.

This year’s nominees presented tough competition and judges certainly had their work cut out for them, but the winners and runner ups were announced as follows:

Highest Rated Building

•WINNER: 78 Corlett Drive, Johannesburg (Project Owner: Legaro Properties / AP: Solid Green)

•RUNNER-UP: Watershed, Cape Town (Project Owner: V&A Waterfront / AP: Sow & Reap)

Best Quality Submission

•JOINT-WINNER: Liberty Umhlanga, Durban (Project Owner: Liberty Group / AP: Misplon Consulting)

•JOINT-WINNER: Menlyn Reconfiguration Phase 1, Tshwane (Project Owner: Public Investment Corporation / AP: Aurecon)

•RUNNER-UP: GBCSA Offices, Rosebank, Johannesburg (Project Owner: GBCSA / AP: Ecocentric, Terramanzi)

Established Green Star

•WINNER: Sally Misplon, Misplon Consulting

•RUNNER-UP: Annelide Sherratt, Solid Green

Rising Green Star

•WINNER: Jesse Hamman, Solid Green

•RUNNER-UP: Daniel Grewan, LTM Energy

EDGE Innovative Housing Project

•WINNER: Belhar Gardens Rental Estate, Cape Town (Project Owner: Madulammoho Housing Association

•RUNNER-UP: Ravenswood (Candlewood Crescent), Boksburg, Johannesburg (Property Owner: IHS Investments

Net Zero Innovative Project

•WINNER: Two Dam Sustainable, Montagu, Western Cape

•RUNNER-UP: Lindon Vleihuis Residential Development, Johannesburg

During the gala dinner event, outgoing GBCSA chairperson, Faieda Jacobs handed over the symbolic knobkierie to incoming chairman, Nathi Manzana. During his address, Manzana said he will focus on building more collaborative partnerships when his term commences.