EDGE Ghana seeks to among others achieve the following;
a. Advise the public sector on Green Building additions to the building codes and supporting policies or incentives;
b. Promote green building voluntary certification as a cost efficient method of verifying Green Building activities of the industry;
c. Provide capacity building and awareness raising within the professional and academic institutions to include green building practices in their training offerings;
d. Create awareness of the benefits of green financial products to financial institutions and their clients.
Key impacts will include reduction in buildings' energy and water consumption and energy embedded in construction materials, consequently lower utility bills for homeowners and lower operating costs for businesses, reduced burden on public resources that have had to respond to increases in demand for water and energy, and urban growth on a lower-carbon path.
The program is expected to have at least 50 certifications in Ghana by the seventh year after its launch.
The program is part of the global IFC Green Building Market Transformation Program which seeks to put the current building boom in developing countries on a path of lower carbon emissions and greater resource efficiency in a way which is
(i) cost effective
(ii) builds the capacity of the public sector to enforce minimum requirements and promote a conducive enabling environment, and
(iii) Encourages and incentivizes the ingenuity, and capacity of the private sector to build green.
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