|The Green Building Council SA announces the addition of one of the top 20 conference speakers in the world, Rachel Botsman, to the keynote speaker line-up of the 5th annual GBCSA Convention and Exhibition – 23 – 25 October 2012.
Rachel Botsman is a futurist and social innovator who writes, consults and speaks on the power of collaboration and sharing through network technologies. “Collaborative Consumption“ is an economic model based on sharing, swapping, bartering, trading or renting access to products as opposed to ownership. TIME magazine has called Collaborative Consumption one of the ’10 Ideas That Will Change The World. Rachel wrote the influential book ‘What’s Mine is Yours: How Collaborative Consumption Is Changing The Way We Live’ and has presented at high profile events including WIRED, The Clinton Global Initiative, TEDx, HP, Google and No.10 Downing Street. For a preview of our inspiring keynote speaker talks, visit the video links below, or to read more about these and other speakers, click here: Rachel Botsman – futurist and social innovator Dan Epstein – lead sustainability consultant for the London Olympic Park Project Nils Kok – award-winning associate professor in Finance and Real Estate Jerry Yudelson – The “Godfather of Green” Education Day programme The GBCSA Convention and Exhibition also presents the optional Education Days taking place on 22 and 23 October at the Pavilion (Clock Tower, V&A Waterfront) These pre-events offer detailed master classes, discussions and workshops related to green building and sustainabiliy, as well as one-on-one interaction with local and international thought leaders in this space. The line-up of education day courses features master classes from 3 of our 4 keynote speakers: Rachel Botsman’s masterclass guarantees a paradigm shift with an interactive session that expands on the idea of Collaborative Consumption. She goes through examples and shows how changing the way we think about the lifecycle of the products we consume, can lead to a more sustainable, efficient use of resources. Dan Eptsein’s session will go into the detail of the sustainability features of the London Olympic Park, from policy to implementation. His forté is turning sustainability policy into real and practical outcomes on some of the biggest and most challenging projects – so don’t miss the opportunity for some one-on-one interaction with him. This course will also be run in Johanesburg and Durban on 18 and 19 October respectively. Jerry Yudelson – ‘The Godfather of Green’- will facilitate two courses: In the first course, Jerry challenges conventional design and construction practices and conformist wisdom about green building. He presents detailed design strategies that we can use, as we strive to reach the goal of zero-net-energy buildings by 2030. The second course focuses on the business case for zero net energy building design. Other Education Day courses running on the 22 and 23 October include:
- Leadership in sustainability
- Greening the Inside: Commercial Interiors
- Global Innovation in Green Design
- Green Star SA Accredited Professional Course
- Green Star SA for Contractors
- Green Star SA Simulations and Submissions Course
- Greening Existing Buildings
- Green Star SA Multi-Unit Residential Introductory Course
- Part 10400xa – What you need to know
- Green Star SA Project Certification Workshop
For more information on each of the of the courses or to book, click here. Early bird winner and competition Please join us in congratulating the winner of our early bird competition, Gaston van den Berg from PEC Metering who won himself a New iPad by registering early. For a chance to win a free delegate pass for the 5th Annual GBCSA Convention and Exhibition, register between now and 31 August – REGISTER NOW.