Ilse Swanepoel

Ilse Swanepoel is an environmental sustainability specialist with 15 years’ experience in the utilities space. Ilse holds a Bachelor of Information Sciences (BIS) Honours degree from the University of Pretoria and currently leads the development and implementation of Redefine’s environmental sustainability strategy. Ilse is also the Non-Executive Chairperson of the
Green Building Council of South Africa.
Ilse’s key expertise includes the deployment of renewable energy, energy and water measurement and efficiency solutions in the commercial property space. At Redefine since 2013, she has spearheaded a number of key projects for Redefine including the deployment of over 25 MWp of solar PV installations, Green Star certification of 82 existing office buildings and the deployment of more than 5,000 smart metering points. These projects aim to boost Redefine’s environmental and financial performance as well as enhance institutional decision-making.
Ilse’s passion for green buildings is evident in her holistic approach to integrated building management to ensure their environmental sustainability. She is actively involved in the development and implementation of green building management policies which are implemented beyond Green Star rated buildings in the portfolio. She is constantly pursuing solutions to improve the measurement of key sustainability metrics and integrating data inputs to provide intelligence with the aim of increasing the operational efficiency of property portfolios.

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