Centum RE has been awarded the EDGE Champion recognition from the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank , as part of its commitment to certify 100% of its portfolio with the EDGE Certification.
Centum Re is committed to partnering with IFC to foster the decarbonization of the built environment in both Kenya and Uganda.
An innovation of IFC, EDGE is an online platform, a green building standard and a certification system for more than 150 countries.
EDGE was created in response to the need for a measurable solution to prove the financial case for building green and help jumpstart the mainstreaming of green buildings.
It empowers building professionals to quickly and easily determine the most cost-effective ways to build green based on occupant behavior, building type and the local climate.
To date, Centum RE, has EDGE certified 137,704 SQM in Nairobi, Kenya, achieving 32% in energy savings, 29% in water savings and 64% less embodied energy in materials .
Centum RE plans to build and EDGE certify an additional 5,000 units across Kenya and Uganda over the next five (5) years.
As an EDGE champion, Centum RE has shown a tremendous commitment to reshaping the affordable housing market through sustainable practices.
“As an EDGE Champion, Centum RE affirms its commitment to building smart and sustainable Cities across East Africa. We implement all possible measures to maintain the highest quality standards as we execute environmentally conscious projects that ensure energy savings during construction as well as at the point of occupation. This guarantees our investors value and comfort in all our projects. We are going greener on a larger scale and building environmentally friendly homes. Centum RE aims to have 100% of our projects EDGE Certified, and consequently, energy efficient, within the next five (5) years.” Ken Mbae, MD – Centum RE.
About Centum Real Estate (Centum RE)
Centum Real Estate is East Africa’s leading real estate developer, placemaking the next generation of urban nodes in the region with over 10,500 acres in land bank and 20 years of strong track record.
We focus on master-development of large mixed-use developments transforming them into areas where people want to live, companies want to grow and neighborhoods come alive.
Centum RE is the first real estate company in East Africa to have a listed bond at the Nairobi Securities Exchange of KES 3billion and an asset base of KES 40 billion.
An innovation of IFC, EDGE helps property developers to build and brand green in a fast, easy and affordable way.
Edge is supported by free software that encourages solutions to reduce energy, water and the energy used to make building materials by at least 20 percent, which is the standard for edge certification.
The program is currently financed by the government of the United Kingdom and has been generously supported by the following donors: Austria, Canada, Denmark, Esmap, Eu, Finland, GEF, Hungary, Japan, and Switzerland. For more information, visit www.edgebuildings.com.