Reall is delighted to announce that our affordable housing project in Tamale, Ghana, has achieved the globally recognised EDGE Certification – the International Finance Corporation’s (IFC) green building standard. This shows that homes that are climate-smart can also be affordable. It gives low-income customers the opportunity to get on the Ghanaian housing ladder, and also encourages developers to see the value of building green homes.
New homeowners from the Tamale Project were handed the keys to their new homes, along with the EDGE Certificates.
Tom Woodward, Reall’s Climate Lead, said: “Making affordable housing green does not have to be complicated or expensive, and Afreh group’s EDGE-certified project in Northern Ghana is proof of this.
“At Reall we are excited to continue working with Afreh and IFC to help ensure that low-carbon, energy-efficient and resilient affordable housing becomes increasingly accessible, particularly to low-income communities, across West Africa as a whole.”
Dennis Papa Odenyi Quansah, IFC’s Kenya, Nigeria and Ghana Program Lead for EDGE Green Buildings Market Transformation, said;
“It is the first EDGE-certified project in the northern part of the country. This region is one of the most vulnerable to climate variability and change due to heavy reliance on rain-fed agriculture, high poverty levels and increasing environmental degradation, among other factors. So this makes this certified affordable housing project very key for us.”
Read the Press Release on Ghana News Agency and African Eye Report.
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