Elizabeth Wancegi Chege
Chairperson of Kenya Green Building Society
Vice-Chair of Africa Regional Network
Elizabeth Wangeci Chege is the CEO and co-founder of WEB Limited, a sustainable construction consultancy. She is also the chairperson of the Kenya Green Building Society. 19 years ago, Elizabeth made it her core business to be part of the solution to climate change in sustainable construction solutions and lives by the motto “What we build today will form the Africa of tomorrow.”
Through her volunteer role at Kenya Green Building Society, Elizabeth has collaboratively led the transformation of the built environment in Kenya by embedding green building practices into the industry and extending it to green schools thus mitigating greenhouse gas emission, human health enhancement and boldly stimulating the green jobs agenda. Beyond technical leadership, Elizabeth believes it is our noble responsibility, as a human community, to enhance the environment in our economic pursuits.
Elizabeth holds a dual Masters in Sustainable Design Science and Building Services from the University of Sydney Australia. She has a BTEC Higher National Diploma in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering from Reading College of Arts & Technology, UK. She is a green building champion with impeccable credentials and experience with various international green building rating systems.
She has a wealth of experience in highly integrated macro and micro level sustainable cities design. Her successful track record in senior management and lead consultant roles on a number of major projects including Airports notably Terminal 5 Heathrow UK, Brisbane Airport Cooperation Convention Centre in Australia, Residential, Retail & Commercial Developments in Australian & Oman. The wealth of sustainable engineering expertise is drawn from the Middle East, UK, USA, Australia, Nigeria and East Africa.
Elizabeth continues to strive for contextualization of the basis of design and believes we need to re-think cities for the African context.