Green Buildings – Training Workshops in Nairobi, Kenya and Kampala, Uganda

By on 07/09/2014

Green Building Training_smallUN-Habitat in collaboration with partners organizes training workshops in Nairobi, Kenya and Kampala, Uganda on Green Building

Training Workshop in Nairobi, Kenya

UN-Habitat in collaboration with Kenya Property Developers Association (KPDA), The Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM), Architectural Association of Kenya (AAK) and Kenya Green Building Society (KGBS)invite you to a 3-day training on Green Buildings in promoting energy conservation to be held at the Apollo Center, Nairobi from 14th -16th July 2014.

Target Group

This training is aimed at building practitioners (architects, engineers and developers), consultants, designers and contractors.


The training will be jointly held by experts from UN-Habitat, the Politecnico di Milano, Italy, Architectural Association of Kenya and Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.


As the world is moving from fossil fuel based economy to sustainable use of energy, we need to also green our built environment. The course will provide basic information and tools for sustainable buildings design in Kenyan climates and will encompass the following subjects:

  • Principles of thermal, visual and acoustic comfort
  • Designing with the local climate: application of climatic data in building design
  • Solar geometry: sun charts, shadow masks and software tools
  • Passive design (site and building layout and planning, shading, natural ventilation, natural cooling), focused on Kenyan climatic zones
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    Download the pdf on the training workshop in Nairobi, Kenya

  • Windows design, daylight enhancement,
  • Appropriate use of local building materials

How to register

For further information, please contact:
admin@kpda.or.ke or 020 523 4923.
Online registration for the training can be done here
Registration Fee is Ksh. 25’000 plus VAT.
We will accept payment via cheque, mpesa or credit card.


Training Workshop in Kampala, Uganda

 The Training Workshop in Kampala takes place from 17th -19th July 2014

The course is designed to address the emerging trend of developing healthier and smarter buildings by defining effective ways to utilize energy through introducing basic principles and tools on sustainable building design for use in Ugandan climates. The participants – comprising of architects, engineers and developers- will also learn how to implement these principles through a hands on studio session aimed at showcasing strategies for incorporating energy efficiency into site planning, building design and construction.

Green Buidling Training

View the flyer on the training workshop in Kampala, Uganda

Key course topics include; thermal and visual comfort; designing with the local climate; solar geometry; passive design and commercial buildings design in Ugandan climates. Under the coordination of Prof. Federico Butera (from the Italy Department of Architecture, Built Environment and Construction Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano), a hands on approach will be adopted to enable participants to gain basic information and tools associated with sustainable building design in Uganda.

Target groups:

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Builders
  • Developers
  • Students

How to register

UGX 350,000 (with subsidized rate for students)
For more information, please contact:
Catherine Nanteza
Email: ceo@areauganda.org / cnanteza2@gmail.com
Tel: +256-772-637-525


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