Exploring Sustainable Innovations
Dive into these case studies for insights into how we’re reshaping the built environment for a greener future.
At KGBS, we take immense pride in showcasing our impactful projects that embody sustainability and innovation. These case studies offer a glimpse into our commitment to transforming the built environment. Explore our featured projects below:
Green Building Guidelines
Nairobi City, Laikipia, & Homa Bay County.
KGBS supports counties in adopting low-emission development pathways through comprehensive green building guidelines, encouraging sustainable growth. This comprehensive set of guidelines serves as a roadmap for architects, developers, and builders to create environmentally responsible structures.
Zero Carbon Building Accelerator
The Zero Carbon Building Accelerator is a pioneering initiative by the World Resources Institute and led at a national and regional capacity by KGBS to drive the development of carbon-neutral structures. Piloting in Laikipia county, KGBS led the development of a roadmap to decarbonizing the buildings sector.
Jenga Green Library
The Jenga Green Library is a directory of Green Building Materials and Services developed by the Kenya Green Building Society (KGBS) in partnership with FSD Kenya. It aspires to be a one-stop shop for displaying the entire supply chain of sustainable building materials and services, including suppliers, dealers, retailers, service providers, and sustainable building consultants. It will assist developers, buyers, homeowners, and urban planners to efficiently identify green products and service providers who drive towards sustainability within the built environment.
Nairobi City County Governor’s Office
Africa’s First IFC EDGE Green Government Office, A Symbol Of Leadership In Action
The Nairobi City County Governor’s Office has accomplished a significant feat by becoming the first IFC EDGE Green Government Office in Africa. This achievement is a crucial step towards Nairobi’s goal of becoming the green capital of the world, showcasing the county’s dedication to environmental sustainability and leadership in climate action. The initiative, led by Governor Johnson Arthur Sakaja, who is also Vice Co-Chair at the C40 Cities, aims to encourage other local governments to prioritize climate action at the sub-national level.
The certification process, facilitated by KGBS and FSD Africa, involved meeting strict criteria established by the IFC, including a minimum projected reduction of 20% in energy and water use, along with savings in embodied energy compared to standard buildings. The Governor’s office exceeded these requirements with energy savings of 28%, water savings of 23%, and 100% embodied energy savings.
This achievement not only highlights Nairobi’s commitment to sustainability but also sets the stage for further initiatives, such as implementing green legislation, including the Nairobi Climate Change Management Bill and the Nairobi Green Building Guidelines. Nairobi aims to lead from the top by mobilizing green finance, fostering resilience, and creating a city that prioritizes both environmental preservation and the well-being of its residents.