Kamohelo Selepe was born and bred in Soweto and holds an Honours degree in Construction Management from the University of the Witwatersrand, a Net-Zero professional team member certificate and a Green Star Accredited Professional New…7
Kamohelo Selepe was born and bred in Soweto and holds an Honours degree in Construction Management from the University of the Witwatersrand, a Net-Zero professional team member certificate and a Green Star Accredited Professional New Buildings and Major Refurbishments certificate. She would describe her role as fostering strategies that professional teams can use to incorporate green building measures, while providing technical assistance on environmentally sustainable buildings.
Kamohelo initially signed up for built environment studies to become a Quantity Surveyor because she was inspired by my Civil Technology teacher in high school. However, when she was in my second and third years, she was introduced to Building Science. What is important to Kamohelo as a young person in the field of sustainability is making a difference, learning new techniques to help in reducing the over consumption of non-renewable resources. In the built environment especially, she’d like to be able to advise on using different kinds of materials that produce less harmful chemicals in the atmosphere or in the building itself where the wellbeing of occupants is of utmost importance.
Kamohelo believes that green building is a great initiative to curb the impact that construction projects have on the environment, and that it also encourages the development and spread of innovative technologies, designs and processes that could improve buildings’ environmental performance.