A building designed to save water use, energy efficiency, and utilisation of material resources in the construction and maintenance of the building.
An application and certification tool that prescribes the categories, characteristics and rating system used to award a “Green Mark” certificate to all types and sizes of buildings which standards specify categories, characteristics and rating systems and classifications for use in all types of buildings. The overall purpose of this standard is to provide guidelines for infrastructure, renovation and new facilities to respect green best practices.
All buildings that shall adhere to the requirements specified in this standard shall be eligible for green building certification with the classification categories of bronze, silver, gold, platinum, or diamond. Buildings must meet the mandatory/ regulatory requirement prior to certification.
The development of Green Africa Building Standards and Certification process is overseen by a pool of experts in building, construction, environmental, occupational health and legal practice drawn from the public, private, academia and civic sectors. The following are some of the organisations represented in the Green Africa Building Standards Certification Board and Technical Committee: