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