Who We Are

Healthy green buildings are our business

Imbue Sustainability is a multi-faceted sustainability and green building consultancy that was founded by Simon Penso in early 2017.

“Sustainability is no longer a premium to pay but the fundamental building blocks upon which to build a transformed world”

– Simon Penso, Founder & Director

Here is a bit about our founder:

Simon perfected managing the transition of ordinary buildings into flagship examples of sustainability when he served as the managing director of Spire Sustainable Solutions and national facility manager for Spire Property Management. He also serves as a Green Star SA Assessor – providing independent assessment services to the Green Building Council, is a Green Star SA Faculty member – presenting green building training workshops on existing buildings, and is a Green Star SA Technical Advisory Group member for the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA).

10A mechanical engineer by training, with experience at a listed property fund and, before that at one of Africa’s largest listed retailers, Simon has a deep understanding of greening existing buildings.  He knows what it takes to sustainably transform a property portfolio to achieve financial profitability and operational efficiency through the best suited green building interventions. His experience in green asset management gives him inside knowledge on what systems work best. During his time at Spire Sustainable Solutions, Simon was involved with positioning the Tower Property Fund as a green fund, by identifying potential within the portfolio, planning and implementing green initiatives to transform the portfolio before it was listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) as a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) company.

Simon’s passion and inspiration come from the great outdoors. He loves sailing, mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing and travelling. Because he spends so much time in the natural environment, improving and preserving the environment is at the heart of all the work that Imbue Sustainability does. As an engineer, Simon has the right technical skills and ideas on how to make this happen.