Sustainable Housing and Construction is the way forward in the industry in Africa and the entire world. However, the thin –line between profitability and green development makes it tough for private developers to accept the concept.
The solution lies in between, with a focus on green solutions, effectiveness, quality, durability, and price. There are new and old construction systems, which I find exciting in terms of technology, sustainability, practicability, and market feasibility.
Ghana is doing well micro-economically, despite that and with current influx of foreign investment, sustained economic growth, and successful private developments, housing in Ghana has yet to strike a balance between affordable construction and ultra-modern eco- design.
With the word sustainability creeping into our everyday language in the real estate and the construction sector very few can understand what it is all about.
Sustainability embraces the environment and its long-term durability as a matter of concern for all humanity. The core to sustainability is the critical development issue concerning responsible use of resources within a circular economy and the nurturing of social equity through the fair distribution of wealth.
Ghana Property Awards in its 12 edition will like to place sustainability at the center of our conversation.
Two awards are in the offing; one is a writing competitive category for the Best Real Estate Article 2019 based on this conversation: “Sustainable Housing and Construction in Ghana’s Real Estate Market”.
The second will be a competition for the Ghana Real Estate Students Club. The topic for the writing competition will be on the theme for the Ghana Property Awards 2019. Thus: “Strengthen the Bedrock of Ghana through Green Development”.
The winner of this competition will be offered a price from one of our sponsors.
The Ghana Property Awards (GAPOA) is an annual Awards series for Ghana Real Estate, Property & the infrastructure market in Ghana. The event will be held on 30th November, 2019.
Over the years, GAPOA has sought to standardize practices in the Real Estate Sector by setting benchmarks, which submitted projects are adhered to. GAPOA has also sought to promote innovation, insurance and maintenance cultures in the Sector by putting weights on these in the judging process.