EDGE in Nigeria
EDGE is a green building certification system that empowers the Nigerian real estate market to build sustainably. An innovation of IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, EDGE makes it faster, easier and more affordable than ever before to build and brand green. Sintali-SGS is the exclusive provider of EDGE certification services in Nigeria, providing opportunities to increase the marketability of buildings at the design stage.
Nigeria’s population is expected to increase by more than 100 percent by 2050, which will make it the third most populous country in the world. The country is already experiencing a housing shortage of 17 million units while more than half the population lives in poverty and over 40 percent lacks access to electricity. Nigeria’s economy also relies on petroleum and agriculture, making the country highly vulnerable to economic shocks and the effects of climate change. Building green can help Nigeria prepare for a climate-resilient future while also addressing the housing shortage for those who need it most.
EDGE certification provides a solution: to capitalize on the value of green buildings by promoting the benefits to customers while protecting the environment. With EDGE, it’s possible to stay at the forefront of the green building trend.