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Unlocking Sustainable Excellence

Our Endorsement of Recognized Certifications

Explore sustainable building certifications for a greener future.

Kenya Green Building Society supports sustainable building certifications that guide construction projects towards resource efficiency, reduced environmental impact, and occupant well-being. Partnering with reputable certification systems provides clear guidelines and benchmarks for achieving sustainability goals. Pursuing these certifications demonstrates commitment to sustainable development and a brighter future for our built environment.

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Green Star

Green Star is a certification system that evaluates the environmental impact of buildings and construction projects. It was developed by the Green Building Council of South Africa and has been adapted to the Kenyan context. Green Star promotes sustainable design, energy efficiency, water conservation, and other environmentally conscious practices. To learn more about Green Star, please refer to additional resources.

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)

LEED is a certification system recognized worldwide, created by the U.S. Green Building Council. It prioritizes energy efficiency, sustainable materials, indoor environmental quality, and innovation. Achieving LEED certification proves a project’s dedication to environmental responsibility and human well-being. For additional details on LEED, please refer to their website.



The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has come up with an innovative program called IFC EDGE (Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies). The program aims to promote resource-efficient building design through a straightforward certification process. By achieving a minimum of 20% reduction in energy, water, and embodied energy in materials, EDGE encourages projects to follow sustainable practices. To learn more about IFC EDGE certification, you can explore their website.

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