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.

Floor Space 
Registered

160,484

m2

Floor Space 
Certified

75,302

m2

CO2 Savings 
Certified

2,706

(tCO2/year)

Number of 
Certified Homes

375

Units

EDGE is an opportunity for governments, builders, banks and buyers, especially in Nigeria.

Government

Nigeria is committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 45 percent by 2030 and aims to improve energy efficiency by two percent each year. The government has also adopted a comprehensive policy and strategy to combat climate change.

Builders

With a severe housing deficit and a population that is expected to grow more than 270 percent by the end of the century, Nigeria will need more buildings to accommodate its growth. Builders can help ensure new construction is built green.

Banks

Nigerian banks recognize the value of building green. Nigerian Mortgage Refinance Company (NMRC), a mortgage refinancing company, has pledged to encourage the construction sector to adopt more sustainable building practices.

Buyers

Only 58 percent of Nigerians in urban cities and 20 percent in rural areas have access to electricity and those with access experience common outages. With frequent electricity shortages and volatile diesel prices, homebuyers are ready for energy-efficient solutions.

Early adopters of EDGE are driving change, encouraging others to think twice before building conventionally.

Believers of EDGE already realize that building green presents an opportunity to conserve natural resources and improve the lives of Nigerians. Market pioneers such as EchoStone and African Capital Alliance (ACA) are responding to the call to build green. EchoStone, an EDGE Champion, plans to build 100,000 EDGE-certified homes across Nigeria over the next five years to help address the country’s shortage of 17 million units. The government and financial sector have also taken steps to support green buildings. With support from banks such as the Nigerian Mortgage Refinance Company (NMRC) and new climate change policies backed by the government, the sector will continue to grow. As Nigeria begins to realize its vulnerability to climate change and the need to build green, the country will turn to champions in the market to build and brand green with EDGE.

Nigeria’s Top Developers Realize the Low Extra Cost of Building Green

Project NameTypeSizeEnergy SolutionsWater SolutionsExtra Cost/Payback Period
Peridot Parkland EstateHomes16,958m2Reduced window to wall ratio and energy-saving lighting.Low-flow showerheads, low-flow faucets for kitchen sinks and dual-flush water closets.Incremental costs are approximately 1% with a negligible payback period.
Cornerstone TowerOffice17,145m2Reduced window to wall ratio, insulated roof, higher thermal performance glass, variable refrigerant flow (VRF) system, sensible heat recovery from exhaust air, energy-saving lighting, lighting controls for corridors and staircases and occupancy sensors.Low-flow faucets in bathrooms and kitchen sinks, dual-flush water closets, and water-efficient urinals.Investment of approximately $244,000 with a payback of 4.6 years.

Sintali-SGS is your go-to source for EDGE certification

Sintali-SGS is the premier provider of EDGE certification services in Nigeria. Find out more about Sintali-SGS, and view their certification rates to see how they would apply to one of your upcoming projects:

Sintali and SGS collaborate to deliver the highest quality service for clients around the world by offering a one-stop shop approach for EDGE certification and audit services.

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Certification Pricing for Nigeria:*

Register your project with Sintali-SGS for $300. Sintali-SGS provides a complete «one-stop-shop» for EDGE certification, supporting clients from assessment straight through to final certification.

Registration
Per Project Site: $300

The fees below represent the total cost for a standard project, including travel and other ancillary expenses. A discount applies if there is an EDGE Expert on the project team, or for multiple project registrations. Basic assessment support can also be provided by an EDGE Expert Partner at no additional cost.

Project TypeCertificationDesign AuditFinal AuditTotal
Residential (single-family housing developments or apartment buildings with up to 100 units and up to three house/apartment types).$2,400$4,000$4,000$10,400
Commercial (buildings with a single-end use, including hotels, retail, offices, and hospitals).$2,400$4,000$4,000$10,400

*For multi-use buildings, residential buildings with more than 100 units and/or more than three unit types, or complex projects with multiple buildings or phases, contact edge@sintali.com for custom pricing.

Certify your project in three easy steps with the EDGE App.

1. Register

Create your project, receive a quote, and send the required payment.

2. Submit

Upload compliance documentation and submit your project.

3. Certify

Win certification to better market your project to customers.

Understand the exact cost of certification in advance.

EDGE green building certification has two stages: design and construction. Each stage mirrors the other, except that a site audit is required at the construction stage. Upon completion of the design stage, a preliminary EDGE certificate is awarded, which enables marketability of your project with the EDGE brand. Upon completion of the construction stage, a final EDGE certificate is awarded. The cost of certification covers both stages. If your project is already built, only the construction stage of certification is required.

The first step towards certification is to create your project within the EDGE App. While it’s possible to calculate a rough estimate from the pricing chart, you may wish to receive a quote for a precise figure before entering your project within EDGE.

For more detailed questions regarding certification in Nigeria, email Sintali-SGS.

Consider hiring an EDGE Expert for your project.

You may wish to hire an EDGE Expert depending on the size and complexity of your project and whether you are new to EDGE. EDGE Experts are trained and accredited professionals who provide advice on green design and help prepare your project’s application for certification. They are your go-to resource for your project team to better understand the EDGE software, standard and certification system.

To find your EDGE Expert today, visit EDGE Experts Around the World.

Note that hiring an EDGE Expert is not a requirement of EDGE certification.

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