Ghana Green Building Summit 2019
At the recent Ghana Green Building Summit, held on 13 June 2019 at the Kempinski Hotel, Gold Coast City, Solid Green was represented by Chilufya Lombe who spoke and conducted a workshop on high-performance buildings.7
The 2nd Ghana Green Building Summit gathered together 155 stakeholders to discuss challenges and opportunities within the green building space. Having achieved the initial goal of sensitisation with the first edition of the summit in 2017, the second edition specifically focused on evaluating Ghana’s Green Building needs and on discussing local solutions in design, finance and policy.
The keynote address was delivered by the Minister of Works and Housing, Hon. Samuel Atta Akyea, who charged some of the relevant professional bodies to ensure extensive training and adoption of green building principles and technologies by their members. He also intimated that government was willing to support green building projects with land and other resources.
The Honourable Minister was among eight other speakers and eight panelists who made presentations and discussed alternative material use, rating and certification, green finance and the creation of sustainable smart cities. Chilufya Lombe, Director at Solid Green, presented on ‘High Performance Buildings for Ghana’ and conducted a post-summit workshop that looked at the detailed application of building physics for improving performance of buildings.
The event aims to continue to engage key stakeholders to achieve the main target of public sensitisation, access to green funding, and certification of residential and non-residential developments. The Summit was organised by Yecham Property Consult, with the IFC-EDGE as major partner.