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How Developers Can Overcome the Sustainability Gap

SOURCE: ECHOSTONE

How do we build an inclusive,sustainable, resilient future for people and the planet? One hundred seventy-three world leaders asked that question five years ago this month at an historic UN summit. The result was the adoption of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that collectively create a roadmap to promote prosperity for all people while protecting the planet.

We at EchoStone believe that housing –sustainable, healthy, affordable housing – is at the center of the SDGs. Our mission is to empower governments, developers, and NGOs to provide exactly this for their communities by:

Partnering with Allies in Sustainable Development
Sustainability is embedded in EchoStone’s company culture and is a key driver of our values and mission. As a participant in the UN Global Compact for sustainable development, our commitment to the UN SDGs underpins our mission, and we recognize our responsibility to operate in ways that contribute to advancing progress on these critical issues. Every aspect of our corporate structure, design and construction practices and final product advances some aspects of the SDGs. As a global company, we understand that our actions must positively impact the communities and clients we serve. Continue reading

September 24, 2020 International

Top 50 Housing Brands That Shaped First Virtual African Housing Conference and Exhibition

SOURCE: AFRICA HOUSING NEWS

The Abuja International Housing Show has become the face of the Housing Sector in Africa by holding the first virtual housing conference and exhibition in the continent.

The event featured no less than 50 credible and leading Housing Brands in Africa. By records, these brands have overtime demonstrated impeccable and unflinching commitment to the development of the housing sector through the delivery of affordable and quality housing.

The following brands have shown what impact they can make at the show and are not listed in any preferential order.

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July 30, 2020 International, Nigeria

Elevating Affordable Housing Investments In Emerging Markets With Green Building

SOURCE: ECHOSTONE

Peridot Parkland Estate becomes the first post-construction project to receive EDGE Advanced in Nigeria.

International provider of affordable housing solutions, EchoStone, recently completed a community of 252 houses, Peridot Parkland Estate. This affordable housing community is the first in Nigeria, and among the first in Africa, to achieve EDGE Advanced certification at the final construction stage.

EDGE, an innovation of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, reserves their advanced-level certification for projects that achieve excellence in green building. The houses of Peridot Parkland Estate have demonstrated 53% energy savings, 42% water savings, and 35% reduction in embodied energy in materials.

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May 21, 2020 International, Nigeria

COVID-19: LAGOS, ECHOSTONE SET FOR VIRTUAL SHOWCASE OF HOUSING PROJECT

SOURCE: ALAUSA ALERT

The Lagos State government, in partnership with EchoStone Housing, will host a virtual showcase of  its first green and eco-friendly Estate located in Idale, Badagry as well as an online enlightenment programme on mortgage financing.

The Honourable Commissioner for Housing, Mr. Moruf Akinderu-Fatai, disclosed this today in a phone interview with the media, stating that the virtual showcase initiative became imperative as the State Government is desirous of moving ahead with its commitment to providing decent and affordable homes for the citizenry.

According to Akinderu-Fatai the Peridot Parkland Estate project, being showcased, has been completed and is available for delivery to the public.

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April 20, 2020 International, Nigeria

Housing Deficit: EchoStone Plans 500,000 Homes

SOURCE: PUNCH NEWS

Real estate development firm, EchoStone Nigeria, says it plans to build 500,000 houses over the next 10 years using innovative technology as part of its contribution to reduce the country’s housing deficit.

The Director, EchoStone Nigeria, Mr Sammy Adigun, said with the company’s technology in building construction, it had the capacity to construct four units of houses in 14 days using one aerocrete machine.

He made this known during the visit of the Ambassador of Sweden to Nigeria, Carl Grans and Deputy Head of Mission, Sweden Embassy, Fanny Nylander, to EchoStone Nigeria’s facility which houses the prototype of a two-bedroom apartment constructed by the company.

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February 3, 2020 International, Nigeria