Training and support

The Smart Buildings initiative is committed to promoting and developing sustainable building practices and skills in

both the private and public sectors. Browse our growing list of training and instruction resources.

TRAINING

The Green Building
Council SA
(GBCSA)

Leading training authority on green building in South Africa with various green building and net zero carbon training, as well as EDGE training.

For information and training resources, visit gbcsa.org.za.

The American Society of Heating,
Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers

(ASHRAE South Africa Chapter)

Energy modelling

The American Society of Heating,
Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers

(ASHRAE South Africa Chapter)

Unpacking Green Star Rating Tools and Sustainability by Francois Retief (12-Part webinar, R250 per part)

Part 2, Wednesday 10 February 2021 17h30 SAST

Part 3, Wednesday 10 March 2021 17h30 SAST

Part 4, Wednesday 7 April 2021 17h30 SAST

Part 5, Wednesday 5 May 2021 17h30 SAST

Part 6, Wednesday 9 June 2021 17h30 SAST

Parts 7 to 12 to be announced.

Living Future Collaborative

Living Future Collaborative Webinars

(CPD points are available via GreenED)

Past webinar uploads (including one on Net Zero Carbon)

Thursday webinars (accessed on the last Thursday of every month)

GreenED
Online Education

Various green building topics and some free courses available. Look out for the “Materials: Ecolabels" webinar coming up in March 2021.

South African Institute of Architectural Technologist
(SAIAT)

Ongoing courses on the range of SANS10400XA standards and now also featuring training and workshops on the Mandatory Energy Performance Reporting requirements for larger buildings

Southern African Energy Efficiency Corporation
(SAEEC)

Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) training courses

INSTRUCTION RESOURCES

INDUSTRY BODY

CONTENT COVERED

ICLEI Africa, International Finance Corporation (IFC),
Green Building Design Group (GBDG)

SANS 10400 XA Practical presentations

C40-Sustainable Energy Africa
South African Building Programme Green Building Council SA (GBCSA)
Conference seminars and workshops (October 2020)

For information and training resources, visit gbcsa.org.za.

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

Presentation on rainwater harvesting