Msunduzi adopted a new green building guideline toolkit in 2017, which is included in new building construction and existing building retrofits.

To aid this endeavor, Msunduzi received a BEA Leadership Grant in coordination with ICLEI Africa to assess the green building guideline program and develop training plans. Msunduzi has also employed a pilot project exploring baseline assessments of four municipal buildings (City Hall, Professor Nyembezi Gallway House and AS Chetty buildings). The assessment was completed in June 2020 and identified suitable improvement strategies that the city will implement in the four buildings during the 2021 fiscal year, pending budget approval.

Focus Areas:

Commitments to the Building Efficiency Accelerator:


  • Green building guideline toolkit developed and made mandatory for new buildings or alterations to existing buildings

Pilot Program

  • Conduct a baseline assessment on 4 municipal buildings, with intention to retrofit

Lead Partners:

Green Building Council of South Africa