IFC EDGE to celebrate Nigeria’s green building pioneers
As part of efforts to promote sustainable building practices, International Finance Corporation (IFC) plans to celebrate leading property developers, housing development institutions, state governments, and investors, who have pioneered Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies(EDGE) Certification in Nigeria’s real estate market.
The programme is scheduled for this week at Four Points by Sheraton, Victoria Island, Lagos, in partnership with Africa Property Investment (API) Events, a leading event and thought leadership platform.
EDGE is an innovation of the IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is a leading international green certification system.
EDGE focuses on empowering developers of residential and commercial buildings to deliver resource-efficient buildings in a fast, easy, and affordable way. EDGE is a key part of IFC’s efforts to lead a sustainable future by encouraging construction developers worldwide to build a safer climate and is currently in use in over 140 countries.
In Nigeria, EDGE has certified projects in Lagos, Abuja, Maiduguri, and Benin City over the past four years and supported several pioneers of green buildings to lead a profitable transformation of the country’s real estate sector.
Early adopters include Alphamead Development Company, Echostone, Africa Capital Alliance, Greenage, Modern Shelter, MISA, American University, Karmod Nigeria, Sachela Limited, and Student Accommod8.
The planned event would feature experiences of the EDGE pioneers and presentations from IFC EDGE partners and housing development institutions such as the Nigeria Mortgage Refinance Company(NMRC), Family Homes Fund (FHF) and housing friendly states such as Lagos.