Green building leaders recognised

The Green Building Council of South Africa’s (GBCSA) Green Leadership Awards celebrate the people and projects transforming South Africa’s built environment.

The awards took place at a ceremony at the 11th annual Green Building Convention gala dinner at the Century City Conference Centre in Cape Town. 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.

The 2018 winners are:

Highest Rated Building winner: 78 Corlett Drive, Johannesburg (Project Owner: Legaro Properties / AP: Solid Green)

Best Quality Submission joint winners: Liberty Umhlanga, Durban (Project Owner: Liberty Group / AP: Misplon Consulting) and Menlyn Reconfiguration Phase 1, Tshwane (Project Owner: Public Investment Corporation / AP: Aurecon)

Established Green Star winner: Sally Misplon, Misplon Consulting

Rising Green Star winner: Jesse Hamman, Solid Green

EDGE Innovative Housing Project winner: Belhar Gardens Rental Estate, Cape Town (Project Owner: Madulammoho Housing Association / EDGE Auditor: Solid Green)

Net Zero Innovative Project winner: Two Dam Sustainable, Montagu, Western Cape (AP: Ecolution Consulting)

Congratulations also to the runners-up in each category, which were:

Highest Rated Building runner-up: Watershed, Cape Town (Project Owner: V&A Waterfront / AP: Sow & Reap)

Best Quality Submission runner-up: GBCSA Offices, Rosebank, Johannesburg (Project Owner: GBCSA / AP: Ecocentric, Terramanzi)

Established Green Star runner-up: Annelide Sherratt, Solid Green

Rising Green Star runner-up: Daniel Grewan, LTM Energy

EDGE Innovative Housing Project runner-up: Ravenswood (Candlewood Crescent), Boksburg, Johannesburg (Property Owner: IHS Investments)

Net Zero Innovative Project runner-up: Linden Vleihuis Residential Development, Johannesburg (Owner: Marc Sherratt Sustainability Architects / AP: Solid Green)

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

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