CORPORATE PARTNERS INCLUDING PROFESSIONAL GROUPS AND SPONSORS
ATTENDEES AT THE MINIMUM STREAMING SUMMIT ACROSS ONLINE CHANNELS
ON-SITE PARTICIPANTS FOR THE PLENARY AND BREAKOUT SESSIONS
HIGHLY QUALIFIED INDUSTRY EXPERTS TO SPEAK AND SHARE EXPERIENCES
The aim of this summit is to reduce the negative impact of real estate projects on the environment whilst conserving natural resources. To have the desired impact, projects must be designed to maximize energy saving and minimize construction costs by using less energy and water.
Ghana has great potential to implement and benefit from a well-developed green built environment. In the near future, greenness will rank far higher on purchase and letting decisions of prospective property owners.
Real estate and marketing consultant Cyril Nii Ayitey Tetteh, birthed the idea for the summit after realizing a gap in the thought leadership space - a need to spark conversation on the opportunities and challenges in Ghana's green built environment.
With the inaugural even far exceeding expectations, key stakeholders engaged participants and made recommendations that would create a conducive environment to support green building in Ghana. The sensitization took the shape of presentations, demonstrations, panel discussions and Q&A segments.
GGBS 2021 - Hybrid
The Annual Ghana Green Building Summit (GGBS) was created in 2017 to evaluate Ghana’s Green Building needs and tailor local solutions in design, finance and policy. In the past three editions, prior speakers have included ministers of state, policy makers, international development agencies, and industry experts and professional associations. GGBS was awarded Green Event of The Year at the 2019 Ghana Property Awards.
We have engaged 1,000 + stakeholders from over 27 countries and created allied interventions like the Green Living Dialogues.
Why a hybrid summit?
The saying “never waste a good crises” best applies to our 2020 virtual edition, which though borne out of the COVID-19 pandemic, showed us that we could expand our outreach virtually.
What was intended to be a Ghanaian and to some extent an African event extended far and beyond Africa as we were joined by attendees from as far as Australia through Japan, Bangladesh, Canada, USA to Zanzibar, a total of 27 countries joined the Summit in 2020.
So, while we are now better equipped to manage an in-person event through stringent COVID 19 protocols, we will combine that with streaming to our international audience in our first hybrid event, offering a delightful experience to both audiences.
What is the theme?
While design seems to be the more fashionable element in the green building conversation and advocacy, the least talked about element: operations management is actually the key to enjoying the full green building experience and the benefits thereof.
At the Ghana Green Building Summit, we have had the opportunity to focus materials and design in past year summits and while these elements are key, we believe we need to explore and highlight the operational aspect of a building’s life cycle. Studies show that the design and construction phase comprises only 10 to 20 per cent of a building’s life cycle costs while that of operations and maintenance make up 80 to 90 per cent.
It only thus makes sense that, for this year, GGBS 2021, we highlight and demonstrate an element that contributes to ensuring buildings provide optimum benefit in high levels of occupant comfort, high indoor air quality, energy and water management efficiency; a high performance building. This has inspired this years’ theme on High Performance Buildings. While we will focus on water and energy as core areas, we will, as we do each year, also look at other relevant topics in the entire value chain.
Theme: Re-thinking Operations Management for High Performance Buildings