Development of Green Building Guidelines and Standards for Ghana

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Ghana’s building and construction industry does not meet the sustainability nor the green demand, affecting economic output and long-term development prospects.  

This technical assistance aims to support the achievement of targets set by the Government of Ghana under various Conventions by developing the Green Building Standards for Ghana, which will ensure an environmentally responsible construction sector and green buildings.

The Green Building Standards will also promote positive economic, environmental, health and social benefits by incorporating energy efficiency, efficient water systems and integrated waste management within the design and construction sector. Buildings will include public and urban, and rural residential settlements. Based on the introduced green building standards and their operationalization, Ghana will stimulate a green building sector and thereby contribute to its NDC targets by significantly reducing energy consumption and GHG emissions.


CTCN Support

This technical assistance seeks to help Ghana in the development of effective green building standards, policy guidelines and Monitoring, Verification and Enforcement (MV&E) frameworks to introduce sustainable building practices nationwide, highlighting the use of local building materials. 

The focus will be set on: reduced production of greenhouse gas emissions (particularly carbon dioxide); reduced use of natural resources, water, gas and electricity; enhanced usage of local sustainable building materials; reduced waste 

production and increased recycling; enhanced building occupant health, comfort, and safety; production of renewable resources; a collection of water for potable and non-potable uses; and recycling and treatment of sewage and wastewater.

The CTCN technical assistance for the development of Ghana’s green building guidelines and standards will be funded by the Transforming the Built Environment through Sustainable Materials project, and direct synergies will be established between this activity and the activities undertaken for the development of Ghana’s National Buildings and Construction roadmap. 


Expected Impact

This Technical Assistance, based on the introduced green building standards and their operationalization, will stimulate Ghana's green building and construction sector and thereby contribute to its NDC targets by significantly reducing energy consumption and GHG emissions. 


Seeking Experts

The Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) is seeking qualified interested firms to submit the Expression of Interest (EOI) to participate in the upcoming solicitation for the Development of Green Building Guidelines and Standards for Ghana. 

The expected outcome, outputs and activities are as follows: 

  • Development of communication documents;
  • Introduction of project coordination mechanism;
  • Assessment of building groups and regulations in Ghana and diagnosis of technological needs;
  • Identification of international best practices, technologies, and sustainable local building materials;
  • Development of green building standards;
  • Development of effective mechanisms and tools for the implementation of building standards i.e. monitoring, verification, and enforcement (MV&E) framework & user manuals. 

Interested Network members are invited to submit a form, ‘Expression of Interest(EoI)’. For those who are interested, please visit the UNGM Portal ( and click the blue button ‘Express Interest’ on your top right. All applicants should also be registered (free of charge) at United Nations Global Marketplace (

Please note that this request for expression of interest (EOI) is not an invitation for the submission of tenders. Its purpose is to identify companies that would be interested and eligible to participate in the solicitation when issued. Vendors that are deemed qualified upon completion of an objective evaluation of their EOI submission will receive the final tender solicitation documents.

In case you are not a CTCN network member yet, you may still apply here.


Date of submission
Geographical scope
Carbon fixation and abatement
Energy efficiency
Infrastructure and Urban planning

Project details

Cross-sectoral enabler
Governance and planning
Innovation & RDD
Endogenous technologies
Request NDE
Environmental Protection Agency
This technical assistance advances the following Sustainable Development Goals

Key documents