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Faculty Website:   Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
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Programme Name: Green Building Institutional Arrangements: Legislation, Regulation, Policies & Systems
Programme Code: FEBESLP

Medium of Facilitation: Online
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Campus: Online

Contacts: Elmarie Fourie

Duration of Study: The SLP is a self-taught 5-day online course, which you can do at your own pace over the course of 5 days. You will spend around 100 hours of personal study on the course.

Programme Fees


Many of the resources consumed by the construction industry are sourced from non-renewable resources.  In addition, the raw materials required by the industry are often supplied by the extraction industries which have its own consequences on environmental conservation and management.

One of the strategies adopted by the construction industry to improve the environmental performance of its products is the application of green building principles.  Green buildings aim to minimise environmental impact while improving indoor environmental health for the benefit of occupants.  The application of green building practices can be through a number of instruments, including legislation, regulation, codes, and rating tools.


  • The concepts of green building relating to the goals of sustainable development
  • Green building institutional instruments
  • Green building assessment methodologies
  • Green Star SA green building rating tool methodology
  • Green building rating tool critiques
  • Case studies and business opportunities

Interactive material such as online recorded lectures and reading material will be provided.

Admission Requirements


Green Building

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