Welcome to ecocentric green building consulting, where we guide green building projects from concept to certification
We specialize in LEED certification of new and existing building projects, including green city developments. As the first consultancy in South Africa to offer a dedicated LEED certification service, we have been at the forefront of the green building industry in South Africa from the very beginning and have been guiding green building projects from inception to final certification since 2007.
Since the formation of the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) and the development of the Green Star rating tools ecocentric has similarly spearheaded the industry by co-developing the Green Star Existing Building PerformanceTool along with Royal Haskoning DHV. As with LEED we have years of experience in guiding projects through Green Star certification.
We provide project and team support throughout the planning, design and construction phases of building projects, where we form part of the professional project team from concept to certification. We also offer building energy modelling for LEED and Green Star projects, and LEED commissioning services through our sister company Ecolution Consulting (both integral requirements of the LEED certification process).
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a third-party certification programme, developed by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) and an internationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. As an internationally recognised mark of excellence, LEED provides building owners and operators the tools they need to have an immediate and measurable impact on their buildings’ performance.
Why Green Star?
The Green Star rating tools were developed by the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) as a response to the specific challenges and context of Green Buildings in South Africa. Green Star SA is now also making waves on the African continent, where the GBCSA is supporting the green building community, and leading the transformation in SA and the continent for environmentally sustainable, efficient, healthy and productive buildings.
EDGE was developed by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in collaboration with the World Green Building Council to rapidly scale up the construction of green buildings. The certification provides a simple framework for building design and construction assessment. It asses buildings on three categories; energy use, water use, and embodied energy of materials. Currently only available for multi-unit residential developments.
Some of our recent projects
We are a BBBEE Level 4 contributor in terms of the the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Codes of Good Practice of 2013