keyboard_arrow_upGBCSA Convention and Exhibition 2012
keyboard_arrow_downGBCSA Convention and Exhibition 2012

The official, annual GBCSA Convention and Exhibition will take place, for the fifth consecutive year, from 23 to 25 October 2012 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC).  This premier green building event, convened by the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA), offers delegates access to South African and international thought-leaders and is an inspirational opportunity for education, knowledge sharing and peer networking on issues concerning sustainability and the built environment. 

keyboard_arrow_upThe AfriSam-SAIA Award for Sustainable Architecture
keyboard_arrow_downThe AfriSam-SAIA Award for Sustainable Architecture

Buildings are said to be responsible for more than 40% of the world’s total primary energy consumption and account for 24% of global CO2 emissions. Some estimate that by 2050, 70% of the earth’s predicted population of nine billion people will live in urban areas. It is essential that architects lead the way in sustainable building practices.  The South African Institute of Architects (SAIA) has once again partnered with AfriSam (South Africa) for the biennial AfriSam-SAIA Award for Sustainable Architecture 2011/2012. This award is aimed at recognising outstanding achievement in sustainable architecture as well as creating public awareness and debate on architectural issues.  Entries are now open and can be made in two categories: one for built work that has been beneficially occupied since 15 March 2010, and the other for works of social importance, including research.

keyboard_arrow_upLandscape and the environment in architecture
keyboard_arrow_downLandscape and the environment in architecture

Australian architect Peter Stutchbury was recently in South Africa, at the invitation of BlueScope Steel, to present a series of lectures at venues in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban. The programme formed part of BlueScope Steel’s continuing communications campaign around sustainability in the built environment and was supported by the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA). The lectures were presented to architects, students of architecture and others involved in the building industry, affording continuing professional development points to practising architects who attended.

keyboard_arrow_upGreen Building Handbook Volume 3
keyboard_arrow_downGreen Building Handbook Volume 3

The Green Building Handbook Volume 3 forms part of the Sustainability Series published by alive2green. It complements the two earlier volumes, adding new sections and chapters.