Climate-smart homes


How we’re building homes that don’t cost the earth

The climate crisis is a threat to which the world’s urban poor are particularly vulnerable. The affordable housing deficit must be addressed in a rapidly scalable and environmentally viable way to achieve the systemic change needed by 2050.

Disrupting the housing market, through the delivery of affordable homes, has the ability to increase access to clean energy, support the transition to clean forms of transport and direct finance flows to low-carbon assets all while dramatically improving the lives of those in urban Africa and Asia.

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Achieving the SDGs through affordable housing in Africa and Asia

With only ten years to go to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, many of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are off track – a situation that has been compounded by the Covid-19

Affordable housing: A route to climate mitigation and resilience

Green affordable housing is a vital opportunity to deliver climate mitigation and resilience through commercially viable, scalable solutions.

Reall Climate resilience & mitigation

A climate-smart, affordable house is one of the most fundamental investment solutions available to build the resilience of low-income households that are vulnerable to the effects of climate change.

Innovative partners

Our climate smart partners are disrupting the construction market with pioneering technologies and materials – delivering affordable low carbon homes that are environmentally friendly and resilient. Learn more about how we’re building climate-smart.

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An innovator in low carbon construction materials providing very low cost homes that can be constructed in just days – saving 90% of carbon dioxide emissions per house.


Africa’s first B Corp Certified Design-Build company who are developing a circular housing economy, where waste and emissions are minimised whilst recycling and reuse are maximised.

Smart Havens Africa

A social enterprise pioneering green building materials, driving down CO2 emissions through interlocking compressed earth bricks.



BillionBricks have a unique and innovative approach to delivering affordable, low-carbon, resilient housing at scale – combining houses and clean energy in a single systemic solution.

Reall are driving down the environmental impact of housing, demonstrating disruptive construction methods that prove we can build without harming humanity’s shared home

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Our green initiatives

Reall’s recent pledge to United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Race To Zero Campaign commits to being carbon neutral by 2030. Learn more about Reall’s Race to Zero.

We’re driving the delivery of EDGE certified affordable homes – achieving at least 20% improvements across energy efficiency, water efficiency and embodied energy in materials.

Developments like our Sanand project in Ahmedabad will deliver over 800, energy efficient houses in 2024. This means new, climate-smart housing for around 2,800 people.

We are proud members of UK Green Building Council (UKGBC), The Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (GlobalABC), United Nations Global Compact, and the Cities Climate Finance Leadership Alliance

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Naa Ayeleysa Quaynor-Mettle
Climate and Green Buildings Lead

Naa Ayeleysa Quaynor-Mettle