A compiled list of various resources for you to explore green building law and best practices in the professional workplace and in your home.


Getting to Zero

A guide to developing net zero carbon buildings in South Africa

Rooftop PV

Guidelines for safe and legal installations in Cape Town

Smart living audit guide for your home

Financing rooftop solar PV                                                                                                                    

Unlocking the energy potential for your business through innovative green finance

The South African Buildings Programme


This document shares the experiences of the four South African cities that are part of the South African Buildings Programme.

Bridging the gap.
Using EDGE for deemed to satisfy and rational assessment for building code compliance

The primary purpose of this document is to investigate whether or not the EDGE tool can be used as a deemed to satisfy tool for SANS10400-XA.

SANS 10400-XA: deemed to satisfy compliance route simulation

Review of the expected ‘Deemed to Satisfy’ Energy Use Intensity (EUI) and its alignment to the net zero energy trajectory.

Roadmap to Net Zero Carbon Buildings for 2020-2030: Policy Update

This a Roadmap that presents the key activities required by Cities to achieve net zero carbon buildings by 2030.

SANS 10400-XA energy usage in buildings

A homeowner’s guide to compliance in home design

SANS 10400-XA energy usage in buildings

A architect’s guide to compliance in home design

SANS 10400-XA energy usage in buildings

A developer’s guide to compliance in home design

Net-zero carbon building

Aiming for zero-carbon new buildings in South African metros

Green building industry bodies

Reputable industry bodies in the field of green building:

Illumination Engineering Society of South Africa (IESSA)

Forum for business, training, public engagement, national standards and meaningful engagement with stakeholders within the lighting industry

PV GreenCard

A safety certification, a quality assurance standard and a training programme for solar PV installers


A directory and network for the green building industry

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) – Africa Chapter

Professional association advancing heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems design and construction

The Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA)

A directory and network for the green building industry


Some South African banks offer home loans and other financial solutions for property owners and businesses in the areas of energy production and energy efficiency.

FNB ecoEnergy Loan