|Any business has a structure where people gather, work, meet, build, and process, distribute. Therefore it is a relevant sector to all.
Sustainable inclusive business is an imperative in the construction sector to achieve Kenya’s commitments toward COP21 targets, global sustainable development goals (SDGs), Vision 2030 in its current phase of the Medium Term Plan 3 (MTP3) for 2018 to 2022, the Green Economy Strategy Implementation Plan (GESIP), Government’s Big 4 Agenda, and devolution agenda under County Integrated Development Plans (CIDP) and County Spatial Plans.
The building and construction sector is of key importance to the development of Africa and the well-being of its population. Africa can fulfil the demand for a built environment that meets the needs of African people through the application of sustainable building and construction (SBC) concepts. SBC is important for the region and can offer potential to improve the health of people and the environment in surrounding areas as well as reduce the effects of poverty by upgrading unplanned settlements. To adapt an African maxim, those who adopt sustainable construction practices can shelter themselves from unpredictable consequences of unsustainable building and construction practices.
Activities falling within the ‘shelter’ category, specifically the building sector, account for some 40% of overall energy use and associated greenhouse gas emissions, and a majority of material resource use.
Challenges in the built environment are poised to be opportunities for SIB through green building practices – this is what we are going to discuss:
Management, Indoor Environmental Quality, Energy, Transport, Water, Materials, Land use & ecology, Emissions, Innovation, Socio-economic.
PET can fill road potholes, water & salt can be natural Aircon, demolition waste reuse, recycling and repurposing; use of flyash and slag waste in cement production; recycling steel.
Get the insights on 4th May 2018 at the 3rd Conference on Sustainable Inclusive Business!
Join us and learn about the business cases on a value chain concept with recycled tiles, a circular business case (collecting, recycling, upcycling and building).
In the room
Government, Regulators & Parastatals: National Treasury; Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing & Urban Development; Council of Governors; Kengen; National Construction Authority
NGOs: Kenya Green Building Society; Kenya Property Developers Association, Kenya Bankers Association; FSD Africa; Kenya Climate Innovation Centre
Companies with green-certified products: OrangeClimate; Cement, Steel, Paint, Timber, Construction Adhesives, Tiles, Sanitaryware, Ironmongery, Solar PV, waste water treatment plants etc
Responsible Developers: iJenga; PDM; Fedha; Dunhill; MML Turner & Townsend; Imaran