World Bank to assist Africa to embrace buildings to combat climate change

Article from Vanguard The private sector arm of the World Bank Group on Tuesday said that it will assist African nations to embrace green buildings in order to combat climate change. Dennis Odenyi Quansah, Consultant for Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies Africa Implementation, at the International Finance Corporation (IFC) told Xinhua in Nairobi that …

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Africa shows rising interest in green building design

Article by Dennis Ayemba, Construction review online The UNEP Sustainable Buildings and Climate Initiative attributed 30% of annual carbon emissions to the global building sector. In response to this and the commitments made by numerous states to reduce their carbon emissions in line with the Paris accord, green building design has become integral in the …

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Green Building for African Countries: Opportunities, Approaches and Challenges

Green Building for African Countries: Opportunities, Approaches and Challenges Usman Aminu Umar,  M. F. Khamidi Civil Engineering Department, Universiti Teknologi Petronas , Tronoh Perak Malaysia E-mail: usmanaumar@yahoo.com, usman_g01897@utp.edu.my Keywords: Green Building; Sustainable development; Climate change; developing countries; Africa Introduction: The deterioration of our natural environment and reliance on fossil fuels is unquestionable. In our mission …

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