Green building is the practice of creating structures and using processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building’s life-cycle from siting to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation and deconstruction.

We offer the following Green Building services:


EDGE - Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies

As EDGE Accredited Professionals, we have a detailed understanding of the application of EDGE Green Rating software in projects. We can assist you to design, build and operate your buildings and homes in an environmentally sustainable way. EDGE determines the financial viability of a project’s green potential. It aims to reduce embodied energy of construction materials and shrink energy and water consumption by the home owner. EDGE calculates the upfront cost and potential operational savings. 

Green Star certification

Green Star Accreditation

We are proud to offer the services of a Green Star Accredited Professional as part of our green industry initiative. These Accredited Professionals have a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the Green Star SA rating system, both in content and practical application during the design and construction process. We provide guidance through the documentation and submission process for Green Star building rating tools.

What is Green Star?

Green Star is a voluntary sustainability rating system which assesses the sustainability of projects at all stages of the built environment lifecycle. Ratings can be achieved at the planning phase, during the design, construction or fitout phase of buildings, or during the ongoing operational phase. The Green Building Council SA uses the Green Star South Africa rating system, based on the Australian system and customised for the South African context.


Green Consulting

We help the building and property industry design and realize viable construction projects that will reduce the impact buildings have on our resources. With thoughtful, equitable and environmentally responsible design, and drawing on a wide range of experience and qualifications, we help design teams set targets and achieve their energy efficiency and sustainability goals. We consult to architects, designers, property developers, and building owners on sustainable strategies, technologies, processes, and green building ratings systems.

We provide guidance in optimising the environmental performance of both existing and new designs buildings in these areas:

  • Energy
  • Water
  • Indoor Quality
  • Materials
  • Waste
  • Retrofits & Fit-outs
  • Green costs

PENSU is a proud member of the Green Building Council of South Africa.