Zima Homes receives EDGE green building certification!
Zima Homes is now EDGE Certified! This means that we have used guiding principles to ensure our resources, construction and building processes are more sustainable and green!
EDGE is a green building certification system focused on making buildings more resource-efficient. EDGE enables developers and builders to quickly identify the most cost-effective strategies to reduce energy use, water use and embodied energy in materials. The strategies that are integrated into the project design are verified by an EDGE Auditor and certified by GBCI. GBCI administers EDGE certification in most countries around the world.
We have achieved 23-33% energy savings, 29% water savings and 51% less embodied energy in materials! This has been a great process and we look forward to continuing to build sustainably, being one of the first in Kenya and the wider African continent to achieve this.