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 / EDGE Auditor: Solid Green)

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

Net Zero Innovative Project

    WINNER: Two Dam Sustainable, Montagu, Western Cape

    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, Nathi Manzana. During his address, Manzana said he will focus on building more collaborative partnerships when his term commences.

The Green Building Convention draws to a close today. For the latest convention and industry news follow @GBCSA on Twitter or visit http://www.gbcsa.org.za.


The Green Building Council of South Africa is dedicated to building a greener future. Our purpose is to inspire a built environment in which people and planet thrive.

Buildings are one of the main contributors to climate change. Building green is an opportunity to use resources efficiently and address climate change while creating healthier and more productive environments for people and communities.

Since its launch in 2007, green building has grown exponentially in South Africa, and it continues to do so at a rapid pace. It took six years to certify the first 100 buildings and less than a year and a half to reach 200 in September 2016. Just over a year later, we now have more than 300 certified green buildings in South Africa.


1: Best Quality Submission Joint-Winner: Menlyn Reconfiguration Phase 1, PIC (Property Owners) and Aurecon (AP).

2: EDGE Innovative Housing Project: Belhar Gardens Rental Estate, Madulammoho Housing Association (Project Owner).

3: Highest Rated Building: 78 Corlett Drive, Legaro Properties (Property Owner) and Solid Green (AP).

4: Rising Green Star: Jesse Hamman, Solid Green (award accepted by Marloes Reinink).

5: Net Zero Innovative Project: Two Dam Sustainable

6: Established Green Star: Sally Misplon, Misplon Consulting


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