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

 How to register

For further information, please contact: or 020 523 4923.Online registration for the training can be done hereRegistration 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 20