To compliment the main convention programme the GBCSA is offering the following more detailed seminars and workshops. Take this once off opportunity to spend time in a small group with one of our local or international presenters!

Register now for one of the following courses - limited space available:



Building Envelope Design
Paul Carew, PJC Consulting, SA

This seminar will focus specifically on designing facades for optimal daylight availability and thermal comfort. Read more


Innovative HVAC Systems
Shane Esmore, Umow Lai Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Australia

A course providing design insight into a range of innovate systems and how-to information from the design stage through construction and commissioning and as well as an understanding of the implications of these systems for projects aiming for Green Star SA certification. Read more


The Integrative Design Process:
The Philosophy and Practice of Integrative Design

Bill Reed, Integrative Design Collaborative, US

The structure of this presentation or workshop uses the research and design process findings that sourced the recent book by Seven Group and Bill Reed, The Integrative Design Guide to Green Building: Redefining the Practice of Sustainability. Read more


Fundamentals of Green Building Investment Analysis
Lisa Michelle Galley, Galley Eco Capital, US

This workshop focuses on the core themes that commercial property investors, developers, financiers and their partners will encounter as they consider developing new green buildings or retrofitting existing commercial property portfolios. Read more


Green Star SA Accredited Professional Course
GBCSA staff and external faculty

This is the core course of the GBCSA and provides practitioners with an understanding of the Green Star SA rating system and the ability to apply Green Star SA tools to projects. Read more



Green Commercial Interiors
Digby Hall - Synergy Green Pty Ltd, Sustainability Consultants, Adelaide, Australia 

This course offers an in-depth discussion of the ins and outs of designing green commercial interior spaces. Using his extensive practical experience from commercial projects in Australia. Read more


Green Star SA Project Certification Workshop
GBCSA staff

The course is aimed at those who wish to gain greater insight into the certification process and the compilation of high-quality Green Star SA submissions for formal certification. Read more

The GBCSA Convention, now in its 3rd year, features an excellent programme with 2 full days of presentations and panel discussions featuring leading international experts as well as the local leaders in green building, including the following Keynote speakers.

William G. Reed - Principal Integrative Design, Collaborative, Regenesis, Inc. and Delving Deeper, US.

Bill is an internationally recognized proponent and practitioner in sustainability and regeneration. His work centres on creating the framework for and managing an integrative, whole-systems design process with the objective of improving the overall quality of the physical, social and spiritual life of our living places and the planet. Bill will share be sharing his design philosophy Whole & Living System Design and the Practice of Regeneration.

Joe van Belleghem - Partner of Windmill Development Group Ltd, Canada.

Joe is a pioneer and continuing inspiration for the green building movement. He is co-developer of Dockside Green in Victoria, BC, a 15acre waterfront urban redevelopment project that envisages having 26 LEED platinum buildings. Joe will be sharing his insights on Triple Bottom line developments.


  • Shane Estmore - Director & Principal Sustainability Consultant, Umow Lai, Australia 
  • Teena G. Shouse - CFM, IFMA Fellow & Senior FM Consultant at FEA Associates, US 
  • Prof Mark Swilling - University of Stellenbosch & Academic Director of the Sustainability Institute 
  • Pooran Desai - Technical Director One Planet Communities, UK 
  • Digby C Hall - Director Synergy Green - ESD Consultants, Australia 
  • Richard Palmer, Senior Mechanical Engineer, WSP Consulting Engineers 
  • Jane Henley, CEO, World GBC 
  • Lisa Michelle Galley, Galley Eco Capital, US 
  • Justin Bowen, Development Director, Menlyn Maine 
  • Jeff Robinson, Aurecon, Australia


  • Parallel Exhibition of green building products and services
  • Opening Cocktails, Convention Dinner and networking opportunities
  • Validated for CPD credits!
  • African GBC Day

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