In the aftermath of COP17, where the built environment was again acknowledged as a primary contributor to climate change and a hot spot for accessing mitigation opportunities, but also as a hot spot for adaptive interventions which will be fundamental to creating more climate resilient cities and communities into the future, and after 6 years of advocacy and knowledge sharing it is now fair to ask: why has green building not become standard practice for new buildings and refurbishments in South Africa?
A conference to provide answers
The Green Building Conference 2012 will endeavour to answer this question, by firstly presenting the results of a survey of building projects to ascertain the state of the market, together with a critique of current policy, regulation and mechanisms in South Africa.
Secondly the conference will showcase global leadership and successful policy frameworks and thirdly, seek to create a consensus based series of recommendations, which if implemented could have the effect of fast tracking the goal of a broad based up-take and application of green building principals in South Africa.
Date: 27 – 28 March 2012
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre
City: Johannesburg, South Africa
Green Buildings World Africa will focus on everything the construction and built environment needs to know to:
- Implement green retrofit projects
- Develop new projects and ensure ROI
- Source new solutions
Download the provisional programme here.
A unique opportunity
Green Buildings World Africa is the continent’s largest green exhibition for the built environment.
It is the only African event that is known for attracting regional and international property developers and owners, architects, project developers and facilities managers.
In scope, content and experience Green Buildings World Africa will be the only event of its kind in Africa in 2012.
For more information please contact Tatum Willis on +27 (0) 11 516 4060 or email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.