Top green management tips for operating a sustainable building
design and construction usually spring to mind when the built environment
talks about green initiatives, there are in fact numerous professionals
who are stakeholders to the process.
The third Annual Green Building Council of SA (GBCSA) Convention & Exhibition, sponsored by Nedbank Corporate Property Finance, scheduled for September this year, will be spotlighting some of the core professions that take over the green mandate from architects and builders, and propel a building's green principles into the future.
"Developing green building practices might start with design, but they extend all the way throughout the lifecycle of a property," says GBCSA CEO Nicola Douglas.
"Facilities management and property management are two of the disciplines which will be getting attention at this year's Convention."
It would be wasteful to design and construct a green
building, then follow with environmentally harmful management which contributes
to wasting precious resources. The two disciplines, building and management,
must work hand-in-hand. adds Douglas.
Shouse's philosophy hinges on communication, education and motivation
- of both occupants and facilities management staff - about sustainability
practices. She'll be sharing her top facilities management tips for operating
a sustainable building at the Convention.
The third annual GBCSA Convention & Exhibition is to be held at the
Cape Town International Convention Centre from 20 to 22 September 2010.
Article from: www.eprop.co.za