Lisa Reynolds is the Chief Executive Officer of the Green Building Council South Africa. We explore her background, how she is leading the GBCSA in challenging times, the Green Recovery and why it is important, trends and opportunities for cities, legislation she would change with her magic wand, the Green Building Convention 2020, advice for woman in the built environment and words of encouragement.
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How she is leading the GBCSA in these challenging times
The business case for Green Buildings
Green Recovery and stakeholder collaboration
Trends and Opportunities for Cities
Legislation Lisa would change if she had a magic wand
Advice for woman in the Built Environment
Green Building Convention 2020 going digital
Words of encouragement
About Lisa Reynolds
Lisa Reynolds is the CEO of the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA). She is a long-time champion of sustainable, green building practices and has a proven track record with GBCSA, which includes serving on the Technical Working Group for the first Green Star SA rating tool, as well as on the Board of Directors. Beyond her qualifications, which include a BSc (Chemistry), CEM, and an MBA, Reynolds was the co-founder of the Green Building Design Group, the Sustainability Development Executive at Saint-Gobain and Chair of the SANS Energy Efficiency Standards in Buildings initiative. She is currently also serving as immediate Past President of the Southern African Energy Efficiency Confederation.
About Green Building Council South Africa
The GBCSA works with its membership community to inspire a built environment in which people and planet thrive.
We are passionate, collaborative planet shapers that operate across the commercial, residential, and public sectors to ensure that buildings and homes are designed, built, and operated in an environmentally sustainable way. Our combined influence drives competitive, viable, and professional membership advantages. GBCSA’s affiliations enable access to a community of experts at home and abroad.
The GBCSA is one of about 75 members of the World Green Building Council.
Together we create a platform for advocacy, training, and certification.
About Green Building Convention
As we adapt to our new ways of living, we challenge ourselves to new ways of thinking. The built environment and community is taking strain, however, we cannot let this stop us from learning, growing, and navigating our way to a better, more sustainable future. With new technologies and brilliant minds hard at work, we have created an exciting, immersive virtual experience that is taking the GBCSA Convention online.
The virtual environment will make you feel like you are really there with hyper-realistic real-life environments that you can navigate around and interact with. Connect with an engaged and influential green building community and the best local and international sustainability thought leaders at the 13thGreen Building VIRTUAL Convention.
More info and register here: https://gbcsa.org.za/gbcsa-convention/
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