On behalf of UK Pact South Africa, the Carbon Trust and the Green Building Council South Africa invite building owners to a free 3-part training webinar that unpacks getting from an EPC to net zero carbon buildings.


Session 1: Getting an EPC

Date: 2 August 2022
Time: 09:00 – 11:00

This session will focus on how to get an energy performance certificate as well as who is responsible and who is involved in the process. We will use an EPC tool and unpack the data required.

Register for Session 1

Session 2: From EPC to net zero carbon ready

Date: 16 August 2022
Time: 09:00 – 11:00

This session will focus on driving energy efficiency in existing buildings by looking at case studies that address lighting, HVAC and tenant load retrofits in order to get a building net zero carbon ready. Financing around energy efficiency will be incorporated into this session.

Register for Session 2

Session 3: Getting to net zero carbon

Date: 25 August 2022
Time: 09:00 – 11:00

This session will address incorporating renewables and addressing offsets in order to get the building to net zero carbon operational energy and additionally look at the value of certification.

Register for Session 3

There is no cost to attend these webinars. The sessions will be held on GoToWebinar. These sessions are a repeat of the previous sessions that were held by the GBCSA and Carbon Trust in June and July 2022. Please note if you wish to attend all 3 sessions, remember to register separately for each workshop (2 August, 16 August and 25 August 2022). You do not have to attend all 3 sessions in sequence, although it is beneficial.

About the project

The Carbon Trust in partnership with the GBCSA are working on a 24-month project entitled “Operationalising energy performance certificates (EPCs) in South Africa”. The project is made possible by grant funding from the UK Pact (Partnering for Accelerated Climate Transitions). The project is one of 10 climate change mitigation projects under the South Africa-UK PACT programme and was selected through a competitive process to respond to the climate change mitigation priorities of a number of key government institutions, in an effort to support South Africa’s just transition to a low-carbon, inclusive, climate-resilient economy and society.

The project focuses on the ‘energy’ priority area of climate change action and greenhouse gas emissions reduction by supporting the implementation of EPCs to encourage energy efficiency in buildings. The deliverables on the project build capacity, raise awareness and offer technical assistance to the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) and the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE).