Vere Shaba holds a BScEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Cape Town. She is a Green Star SA Accredited Professional with the Green Building Council of South Africa, a Green Star Accredited Professional with the Green Building Council of Australia and a LEED Accredited Professional with the United States Green Building Council.
Shaba has worked for multinational engineering consulting firms for 5 years as a mechanical engineer in building services where she has been involved in project inception, feasibility studies, project estimation, project planning, project execution, project cost control and project designs. In 2013, she was selected as one of SA’s Top 100 Women in Business in the “Top Women in Business and Government 10th Edition” publication, featuring as one of the ten Top Women in Engineering.
Shaba has extensive experience in commercial offices, healthcare and industrial facilities, parastatal projects and banking sector projects. Vere has also developed specialist skills in sustainable engineering designs on the African continent, having completed Green Star Africa local context reports for Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda and Uganda and having worked as the GSSA AP for the Newtown Junction mixed-use development in Johannesburg. Newtown Junction was the recipient of 3 SAPOA Innovative Awards including overall winner for transformation, heritage, green sustainability and innovative.
Shaba is a faculty member and assessor for the Green Building Council of South Africa where, as a mechanical engineer, she facilitates Green Star courses and assesses Green Star submissions for New Buildings, Existing Building Performance and Interiors.