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Green Building Council convention draws near

The Green Building Council of Namibia (GBCNA) will host its 2nd Annual Convention next week from 21 to 24 April with the aim of promoting sustainable construction techniques and buildings.

The theme for this year’s convention is “Sustainable Building, Waste Not”.
The objective is to bring together all players in the building sector to share experiences, challenges, successes, new technologies and best practices that make buildings environmentally friendly, resource efficient and building occupants comfortable.
The convention will be attended by building professionals; architects, engineers, quantity surveyors, as well as town planners, bankers, environmentalists and the general public from both Namibia and beyond the borders.
About 200 delegates are expected to attend. The main highlight of this year’s convention is the addition of the new Accredited Professional (AP) Course on green star rating “existing buildings” that completes the pack.
Over 180 professional were trained in 2013 and 2014 in the greening “new buildings” AP Course. Both courses will be offered at this year’s convention during the first two days from 21 and 22 April of the convention.
Last year, the Green Building Council hosted 120 delegates from Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
The Council is part of the global village affiliated to the World Green Building Council and is a non-governmental, non-profit organisation. Its board is drawn from engineers, architects, researchers, educators, and bankers. The council’s objective is to harmonise buildings and the environment through the management of energy; transportation; water usage, the harvesting and recycling of waste materials; land use and ecology; and indoor air quality.

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