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SA green leader to chair international council

Feb 04 2014 13:10
Fin24

Bruce Kerswill (Supplied)

Cape Town - Bruce Kerswill, executive chair of the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) has been elected as the chairman of the World Green Building Council (World GBC).

Kerswill is the pioneer who led the charge in the formation of the local council.

He has been involved with the World GBC Exco since 2009.

Since then the GBCSA has become one of the most active councils globally.

Kerswill’s involvement with the World GBC also affords the GBCSA continued and improved access to international resources, information, insight and skills.  

The World GBC aims to facilitate the global transformation of the building industry towards sustainability, and currently has 100 Green Building Councils from other countries as members.

Buildings globally consume about 40% of the world’s energy and green buildings typically reduce consumption by 50% to 70%.

The WGBC assists new GBCs and promotes interaction in its network, as well as providing leadership on common global issues.

During his involvement with the WGBC, Kerswill has played an integral role in facilitating the formation of the Africa Regional Network of Green Building Councils.

Kerswill has had a long career in the commercial property industry.

“I look forward to my role as Chairman of the World GBC. WGBC has over 28 000 companies, including some of the world’s largest, who are members of its constituent GBCs," said Kerswill.

I believe it is one of the most effective organisations in addressing climate change, effecting change on the ground and in people’s behaviour."

property  |  environment
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