The Developers Digest, 2014 End of Year Issue

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2014 END OF YEAR ISSUE

KENYA PROPERTY DEVELOPERS ASSOCIATION

The Developer’s

Digest

A KPDA PUBLICATION

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KPDA BOARD MEMBERS

Hamish Govani

Chairman

Mucai Kunyiha

Vice Chairman

Emma Achoki

Treasurer

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From the Secretariat

Page 3:

Overview of 2014 KPDA

Activities and Events

Laila Macharia

Board Member

Kenneth Luusa

Board Member

Mwenda Thuranira

Board Member

Page 5:

KPDA 2015 Calendar of Events

Page 7:

Hongera Optiven Limited!

Page 8:

Updates on the Advocacy

Efforts of the Association

Palkesh Shah

Board Member

Visit us online

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KPDA Partnership with LDGI

Mey Strategies for Sustainable

Building Design in the Tropics

by UN Habitat4.

NCC Permitting Activity Report.

KPDA SECRETARIAT

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Elizabeth Mwangi

Senior Administrator

Miriam Mwai

Admin Assistant

Nelly Oneya

Finance & Admin Intern

The Secretariat address is :

Fatima Flats, Suite 4B, Marcus Garvey Road off Argwings Kodhek

Road, Nairobi | Tel: + 254 737 530 290 | Email: admin@kpda.or.ke

Website: www.kpda.or.ke

KPDA wishes to welcome our

newest members who joined the

Association this year! Karibuni!

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FROM THE SECRETARIAT

Welcome to the End of Year Issue of

the KPDA E-Newsletter, re-named ‘The

Developer’s Digest.’

It is our intention to use this powerful

information tool to keep you abreast of

the Association’s activities and events,

ongoing advocacy efforts and our future

plans with regards to growing KPDA.

We close the year with a membership of

under one hundred (100) members but

I would like to assure you that this shall

not be the case by December 2015. As

you read through this newsletter, you

will find that we have been very active

this year and next year shall be even

better.

With our plans (refer to our 2015

Calendar of Events) we hope to prove

to our members the value of their KPDA

membership and encourage other

developers and related stakeholders

that our Association has purpose and

that our impact in this country cannot

go unnoticed.

Beginning February 2015, The

Developer’s Digest shall publish a

directory of our paid up members on an

annual basis. We encourage members to

support this initiative which will be an

important marketing and networking

tool. The same shall also apply on the

KPDA website.

Our core mandate still centres around

policy and advocacy and we have lined

up strategies that shall continue to

push for changes in public policy that

will make for a more profitable and

conducive business environment for

property developers in Kenya. We have

also cemented strong relationships

with various significant partners in the

industry that will no doubt assist our

efforts.

Your feedback is always welcome

and we encourage you to speak to us

through our secretariat. You can reach us

on admin@kpda.or.ke or via telephone

number 0737-530290.

Finally, as the holiday season beckons,

we wish you safe and responsible merry

making and a very Prosperous and

Happy New Year!

‘Learn from yesterday, live for today,

hope for tomorrow’

Elizabeth

The Association has held the following

activities through the year:

• CEO Breakfast Summit,

25th February 2014 at the

Intercontinental Hotel in Nairobi.

• UN Habitat – KPDA Green

Building Design Training, 14th

to 16th July 2014 at the Apollo

Centre in Nairobi.

• CEO Breakfast Summit on Konza

City Technopolis, 17th

September 2014 at the Nairobi

Serena Hotel

• Kenya Green Building Society

(KGBS)-UN Habitat Greenstar

Accredited Professionals

Training, 4th to 6th November

2014 at Strathmore University in

Nairobi.

Overview of 2014 KPDA Activities And Events

THE AFRICAN PROPERTY SUMMIT 2014

Kenyans at API 2014 L-R -Steve Kivuva (Acorn

Group), Boniface Ngarachu - Presenter at API,

Qs. Alexander Mutai and Mucai Kunyiha, Vice

Chairman - KPDA.

delegates, representing 153 different

organisations. The 4th Annual Africa

Property Investment (API) Summit took

place on 13th and 14th October 2014

at the Sandton Convention Centre in

Sandton, Johannesburg South Africa.

This year, API Summit was packed

with exciting information and updates

on development projects across the

continent, investment hotspots and

presentations from key players on the

continent.

Mucai Kunyiha, Vice Chairman of the

KPDA Board was in attendance at

the summit as a representative of the

Association.

KPDA wishes to welcome our newest members

who joined the Association this year:

• Phatisa Group/Pan African Housing Fund

• Tatu City Limited

• Rexe Roofing Products Limited

• Koto Housing Kenya

• RedCoral Properties Limited

KENYA PROPERTY DEVELOPERS ASSOCIATION

• Pediment Developers

• Optiven Limited

• Steel Africa Limited

• ECONIC

Welcome to the KPDA Family!

We have also participated in the following

events towards the end of the year:

2014 African Property Investment

Summit, 13th and 14th October 2014

at the Sandton Convention Centre in

Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa

The Africa Property Investment Summit

(API Summit) is a forum for the discussion

of real estate investment opportunities

in Africa.

The summit has grown to become the

largest event of its kind and is a brilliant

opportunity to network with industry

experts who are active across the

continent.

The summit focuses on current themes,

trends and challenges related to

property investment and development

in Africa. For further information please

visit www.apisummit.co.za

The API Summit has established itself

as the leading forum for networking

and debate around African property

investment and development. Last year,

the summit was attended by over 270

Mall of Africa Tour.

The Panel Presentations

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OVERVIEW OF 2014 KPDA ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS

OVERVIEW OF 2014 KPDA ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS

NCA-KPDA CEO CONSULTATIVE BREAKFAST

MEETING, 4 TH NOVEMBER 2014 AT THE

NAIROBI SERENA HOTEL

Arch. Oundo also placed emphasis

on the optimism of the Authority that

together, KPDA and NCA could indeed

greatly improve the property industry in

Kenya.

Some of the pertinent issues raised on

the floor by members included concerns

over the high construction levy of

0.5% imposed on developers’ projects,

queries on the exact site inspection and

valuation processes regularly carried

out by the Authority, ways in which

KPDA can interact better with NCA for

the protection of its members, as well

as exploring the possibility of having a

‘one stop’ shop for interlinking quasigovernment

agencies. Members also

raised a concern over the exact meaning

of a ‘duly qualified professional’ as

mentioned in the Act.

NCA committed to ease the process

of KPDA members registering their

projects by creating a ‘Property

Developers Help Desk’ specifically

geared at assisting property developers

register their projects with the Authority.

KPDA Members were also encouraged

to employ and train skilled labourers

at project sites and consequently, the

Authority would be willing to consider

offsetting the mandatory construction

levy payable.

The Technical and Vocational Education

and Training (TVET) program currently

being undertaken by Housing Finance as

part of its CSR was commended by NCA

and used as an example for partnerships

that would be beneficial for the project

quality of all property developers.

KPDA members were encouraged by

Housing Finance Business Operations

Director, Mr. Timothy Gitonga, to

consider taking on TVET trainees

for attachment programs in their

companies with an aim of absorbing

skilled labourers to assist at project sites.

NCA was called upon to offer an

opportunity to KPDA members to allow

for lobbying and improving aspects

of the NCA 2014 Regulations as well

as invite KPDA (and other relevant

stakeholders) to review the NCA Code of

Ethics that is currently being reviewed.

Participants emphasized exploring

potential synergies that could be

mapped and harnessed between KPDA

and the Authority to channel optimum

development in the property industry

and the country as a whole.

Finally, KPDA expressed their profound

thanks and appreciation to NCA for

having hosted this consultative meeting.

* Photography by Vanessa Knight

vlknight92@gmail.com

L-R-Arch. Daniel Manduku (Exec. Director-NCA), Hamish Govani (Chairman, KPDA), Arch. Steven Oundo (Chairman, NCA Board), Arch. Waweru Gathecha

(Chairman, AAK) and Arch. Emma Miloyo (Chairman-Architects Chapter, AAK).

Nairobi, 4th November 2014: The Kenya

Property Developers Association held a

consultative breakfast meeting with the

National Construction Authority (NCA) to

discuss the 2014 National Construction

Authority (NCA) Regulations.

A discussion took place on establishing

adequate frameworks and mechanisms

to provide support so that difficulties

currently being experienced in the

implementation of the regulations can

be overcome.

The meeting included participation from

various stakeholders in the property

development industry.

The consultative meeting was

moderated by the KPDA Vice Chairman,

Mr. Mucai Kunyiha (Managing Director,

Kzanaka Ltd/Group Managing Director,

Cooper K-Brands Ltd). Other officials

who were in attendance were:

- Arch. Steven Oundo

Chairman, National Construction

Authority (NCA) Board

- Arch. Daniel Manduku

Executive Director, National

Construction Authority (NCA)

- Dr. Laila Macharia

Vice Chairman, Kenya Private

Sector Alliance (KEPSA)

- Hamish Govani

Chairman, Kenya Property

Developers Association (KPDA)

- Mr. Palkesh Shah

Board Director, Kenya Property

Developers Association (KPDA)

- Arch. Waweru Gathecha

Chairman, Architectural

Association of Kenya (AAK)

- Ms. Emma Miloyo

Chairman, Architects’ Chapter

- Architectural Association of

Kenya (AAK)

The Executive Director of NCA delivered

a statement on the purpose and

formation of the Authority and the key

role played by property developers in

the industry.

He also emphasized that the Regulations

were not intended to be punitive for

developers, but rather act as a tool to

help better their businesses as well as

create a cohesive environment in the

sector.


We need partners and friends in

order to complete the monumental

task that is the optimum development

of the industry. Every partner has a

role to play. The Authority’s role is to

regulate construction to guarantee the

attainment of growth in all quarters.

The role of the professional associations

is to ensure proficiency is achieved.’ said

the NCA Chairman, Arch. Steven Oundo.

EAST AFRICA PROPERTY AWARDS 2014, 26 TH NOVEMBER 2014 AT

THE VILLA ROSA KEMPINSKY HOTEL, NAIROBI

The inaugural East African Property

Awards 2014 announced winners

in various categories in a colourful

event that climaxed three months of

submission of entries, selection by a jury

and online voting by members of the

public.

The event also brought together players

in the real estate sector drawn from

government, private and academia to

showcase their products and services

while offering a platform to reflect on

the gains and drawbacks in the industry.

The idea was inspired by the need

to celebrate our very own who have

surmounted numerous odds to keep

the sector on the move.

We are happy to have also used the

platform to congregate various players

to exchange ideas on the sector’s future

prospects,” said Rita Oyier the Managing

Director of the East Africa Property

KPDA would like to congratulate Arch. Dr. David Mutiso (pictured above left) who was awarded with

the Lifetime Achievement Award by EAPA. We also wish to congratulate all the other winners and

nominees.

Awards. The event was graced by the

Principal Secretary, Ministry of Lands

Housing and Urban Development Ms.

Mariamu El Maawy, who recognized the

trends that have shaped real estate over

the years as well as the role of industry

players in making affordable decent

housing possible in Kenya.

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KENYA PROPERTY DEVELOPERS ASSOCIATION

2015 KPDA

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

HONGERA OPTIVEN LIMITED!

TOP 100 KENYA MID-SIZED COMPANIES

DATE

LOCATION

EVENTS

Wednesday, 11th February 2015

Nairobi

CEO Breakfast Forum

Friday, 27th February 2015

Nairobi

Release of KPDA E-Newsletter

January – February 2015: Issue 01, 2015

Wednesday, 4th March 2015

Nairobi

KPDA Annual

General Meeting

KPDA Koroga

Tuesday, 17th March 2015

Nairobi

Lunch and Learn Roundtable Meeting

Tuesday, 7th April 2015

Nairobi

Lunch and Learn Roundtable Meeting

The team from Optiven Limited being congratulated.

Thursday, 30th April 2015

Tuesday, 5th May 2015

Friday, 19th June 2015

Nairobi

Nairobi

Nairobi

Release of KPDA E-Newsletter

March – April 2015: Issue 02, 2015

Lunch and Learn Roundtable Meeting

KPDA Corporate

Networking Barbeque

KPDA Koroga

Kenya’s Top 100 Mid-sized Companies

Survey (‘Top 100 Survey’) is an initiative

of KPMG Kenya and Nation Media Group.

The Survey seeks to identify Kenya’s

fastest growing medium sized

companies in order to showcase

business excellence and highlight

some of the country’s most successful

entrepreneurship stories.

This year, the event was marked with a

Gala Dinner at the Carnivore Restaurant

in Nairobi on 10th October 2014.

KPDA is proud that one of our own won

the award for Top 100 KENYA Mid- Sized

Companies 2014/15!

Congratulations Optiven Ltd!

Tuesday, 30th June 2015

Tuesday, 7th July 2015

Tuesday, 4th August 2015

Wednesday, 12th August 2015

Nairobi

Nairobi

Machakos

Nairobi

Release of KPDA E-Newsletter

May – June 2015: Issue 03, 2015

Lunch and Learn Roundtable Meeting

Lunch and Learn Roundtable Meeting

CEO Breakfast Forum

DID YOU KNOW?

The telegraph was invented

because of heartbreak.

When Samuel Morse left

town to paint a portrait, his

wife suddenly fell ill and died.

Monday, 31st August 2015

Tuesday, 8th September 2015

Friday, 27th November 2015

Friday, 4th December 2015

Nairobi

Nairobi

Nairobi

Nairobi

Release of KPDA E-Newsletter

July – August 2015: Issue 03, 2015

Lunch and Learn Roundtable Meeting

End of Year KPDA Dinner

Release of KPDA E-Newsletter

September – December 2015: Issue 04, 2015

Optiven Limited CEO George Wachiuri takes the winner’s seat after his firm emerged tops during the

annual TOP 100 Mid-sized Companies Gala Night.

Because it took days for him

to find out she had been

sick, he was so upset that he

abandoned his art career and

focused on developing a fast

method for long-distance

communication.

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UPDATES ON

THE ADVOCACY

EFFORTS OF THE

ASSOCIATION

Property development in Kenya

remains a significant arm of the

economy and KPDA continues

to endeavour to push for your

advocacy needs. This year, your

Association is currently involved

in:

• KEPSA Land and Housing Sector

Board: The KPDA Vice Chairman,

is Chairman of this Board. The

Board’s core concern still remains

with the delayed issuance of

and renewal of leasehold titles

especially in urban areas.

• Our continued engagement

with the Nairobi City County on

various aspects of the Proposed

Finance Bill 2014/2015.

• Green Building Proactive in

Kenya through our collaboration

with the Kenya Green Building

Society and UN Habitat as well

as the Architectural Association

of Kenya, Kenya Alliance of

Residential Association and the

Kenya Bankers Association.

• A collaboration with the Kenya

Institute for Public Policy Research

and Analysis to support policy and

advocacy efforts through research

and paper writing.

Our plans for 2015 include

engagement of the National

Environment Management

Authority (NEMA) and the Water

Resource Management Authority

(WRMA) to discuss the impact of

their enforcement policies on the

Kenyan developer.

KENYA PROPERTY DEVELOPERS ASSOCIATION

KPDA PARTNERSHIP WITH LDGI

THE NATIONAL STAKEHOLDERS

CONSULTATIVE FORUM ON LAND

REFORMS, 26 TH NOVEMBER 2014

National Stakeholders Consultative Forum on Land Reforms, 26th November 2014 at the Sarova

Panafric Hotel.

Part of LDGI’s mission is to improve

livelihoods through positively impacting

the land reforms implementation

process.

Towards this end, the Institute convened

a National Stakeholders Consultative

Forum on 26th November, 2014 to bring

together players in the land sector with

the aim of addressing emerging issues

currently affecting the reforms process.

The forum provided a platform to

contribute to the discussion on the

enactment of pending legislation,

promote stakeholder goodwill and

support implementation.

RECOMMENDATIONS

• Ministry of Land, Housing and

Urban Development and National

Land Commission should

develop a stakeholder

engagement framework.

• Expedite the titling process.

• Community elders to promote

use of ADR in solving land

disputes.

• Developments partners to

support government priorities on

practical quick win areas.

• Land question to be unpacked

through research.

• Gaps and conflicts in law should

be proactively addressed.

• Establish Environment and Land

courts in all counties.

• Fast tracking of legislative

amendments.

• Private sector involvement in

review of policy and legislation.

• Consultation of elders in dispute

resolution.

THE NATIONAL STAKEHOLDERS CONSULTATIVE FORUM

• Computerization and digitizing

of land records.

• Land owners should be required

to develop land.

• Collaboration of Ministry of lands

with in line ministries eg. Ministry

of Education/Ministry of

Environment and CSOs, (Non

state actors)

• Environmentally sensitive land

use methods.

• Clarity on procedures in land

transactions.

• Adoption of beneficial land use

KPDA PARTNERSHIP WITH LDGI

systems in arid and semi-arid

areas.

WAY FORWARD

• Forward the recommendations

to the Ministry of Lands Housing

& Urban Development.

• Forwards the report to

participants.

• Regular stakeholder engagement

forums.

• Research needs to unpack the

land question in order to reach

consensus on what the land

question is about.

• Capacity building.

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STRATEGIES FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

STRATEGIES FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

KEY STRATEGIES FOR SUSTAINABLE

BUILDING DESIGN IN THE TROPICS

By UN-Habitat - Urban Energy Unit

Over 70% of the world energy generation

is consumed in human settlements,

resulting in an emission of more than

two thirds of CO2 that contributes to

climate change.

Widespread energy poverty and

the increasing cost of fossil fuels are

impacting negatively on the economic

development and the living conditions

of people.

The way buildings are planned and

designed today has a direct implication

on their energy bills.

To address the global challenges of

climate change and the high cost

of energy, it is essential to adopt

urban planning and building design

methodologies that are energy

conscious and environmentally friendly.

As you read this article, the strategies

outlined should serve as a guideline to

provide some of the mandatory criteria

that should be taken into consideration

building in tropical countries.

To design an energy efficient built

environment involves minimizing the

wastage of resources while maximizing

the use of and passive building design

options and renewable energy sources.

Outlined below are key strategies that

can be followed to ensure that a building

is sustainable and energy efficient in the

tropics:

Site selection: Use existing buildings

1 where possible to reduce energy

required in putting up new buildings.

Also where possible, select brownfield

sites (reclaimed land, formerly

developed land) over undeveloped

greenfield sites.

Optimal orientation in tropical countries.

Open and closed configuration adequate

for hot and humid and hot and dry

climates respectively.

Opposite openings facing North-South

promoting crossed ventilation.

Building footprint: Ensure that

2 the building conforms to county

regulations. Undeveloped areas in the

property should be left permeable to

ensure the rainwater infiltration.

Building orientation: Buildings

3 should be designed such that the

long axis is along east-west axis. The

main facades should face North and

South.

Building form and shape: Buildings

4 that are narrow in plan allow

maximum natural lighting penetration

and effective cross ventilation.

Allocation of spaces within the

5 building: Building services such

as toilets, staircases, lifts, lobbies, etc.

should be on the east and west facing

facades.

They act as buffer zones against heat

gain. Livable spaces should be placed in

the North and South facing facades.

Openings: Windows should be

6 placed on the North or South facing

walls for easier sun control. They should

be designed according to prevailing

climatic conditions in an area and their

sizes carefully calculated to suit the

climatic region that the building is in.

Fully glazed buildings are not

recommended for tropical climates. The

window to wall ration should not exceed

45% as to prevent overheating.

Daylighting: As mentioned

7 earlier, narrow plans aid in daylight

penetration into the building.

In deep rooms and buildings, clerestory

windows, atriums, solar tubes etc. can

be used to enhance natural daylighting.

Staircases, toilets and kitchens should

always be provided with daylighting.

Sun shading and solar control:

8 All glazed surfaces in the tropics

should be shaded against the sun. Roof

overhangs, vertical and horizontal sun

shading elements, balconies should

be incorporated in design to provide

shading against excess heat gain.

Horizontal shading devices are

appropriate for north and south facing

facades, vertical shading devices are

appropriate for east and west facing

facades and egg crate shading devices

are appropriate for South west, North

west, South east and North east facades.

Ventilation and cooling: Provide

9 manually operable windows in all

habitable spaces to allow for natural

ventilation and subsequently cooling.

Appropriate sun shading devices for

North-South and East-West orientation.

Natural ventilation: crossed ventilation

and stack effect.

Example of roof ventilation.

Narrow building plans also allow for

cross ventilation across spaces. In case of

artificial cooling using air conditioning,

ensure the rooms are properly insulated

to avoid cool losses and additional heat

gain.

Heating: Building design should

10 allow for penetration of solar

heat during the cold season especially in

the highland climates without causing

excess heat gain during the hot seasons.

Uses of high thermal mass on walls

(thick walls) in colder climates like the

highlands enable internal spaces to

retain heat during the day and release

it inside the building in the evening and

night, when the temperatures drop.

In case of artificial heating using air

conditioning, ensure the rooms are

properly insulated to avoid additional

heat losses.

Building envelop: Materials

11 with low *U-values are more

appropriate for hot and dry climates

while materials with high U-value are

appropriate for hot and humid climates.

Light coloured exteriors reflect solar

radiation and therefore reduce heat

gains within the building.

Building materials: Select

12 materials with low embodied

energy and low energy construction

systems. This means that the materials

are easily available and can be locally

sourced, the energy needed for their

extraction, transport and manufacture

is minimum, the building technologies

used are local and transferable, the

materials are durable and they are easily

recyclable and reusable.

External finishes: Use light

13 coloured external finishes to

reflect unwanted solar radiation on

both roofs and walls. This will reduce the

overall temperature of the building.

Renewable energy: Onsite

14 generation of renewable

energy is also a factor to consider

when designing sustainable buildings.

It can be generated through solar

photovoltaics, solar water heaters, wind,

biogas from biodegradable waste or

even micro hydropower.

Water efficiency: Water can

15 be used more efficiently in a

building by harvesting rain water from

the roofs, recycling grey water and use

of water saving fixtures like dual flushing

systems, low flow taps and water

efficient showerheads.

Sanitation: Provide environmentally

friendly toilets and sewerage

16

systems such as sewer separation system,

bio digesters, oxidation ponds or

reed bed sewage systems.

Solid waste management:

17 Provide a space to dispose

and sort the waste generated in the

building. Non- biodegradable waste can

be collected and recycled by the local

recycling companies and biodegradable

waste can be used to produce compost

or biogas, among others.

Light building materials and clear external

finishes for hot and humid climates.

Landscaping: Use indigenous

18 plants that require minimal

irrigation. Ensure that hard landscaping

uses porous and permeable paving

material to slow rainfall runoff.

Encourage water reuse for irrigation

systems.

Storm water management:

19 Provide for appropriate drainage

making provisions for future expansion

plans. Also provide measures to mitigate

storm water and rainwater run-off and

replenishing the water table. Such

measures include but are not limited

to permeable paving, rain gardens,

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SUSTAINABLE BUILDING DESIGN

NCC PERMITTING ACTIVITY REPORT

KEY STRATEGIES FOR SUSTAINABLE BUILDING DESIGN IN THE TROPICS

Heavy building materials and clear

external finishes for hot and arid climates.

soakaways, ponds, infiltration trenches

etc.

. Energy efficiency appliances:

20 Solar water heating systems,

energy efficiency bulbs, light level

sensors and overall behavioral changes

go a long way in ensuring a building is

energy and resource efficient.

Application of the above criteria can

reduce up to 70% of the energy and

resource consumption in building, and

will lead to:

• Optimization of the structure’s

energy efficiency;

• Minimization of the energy

demand of buildings;

• Maximization of the efficiency of

energy supply;

• Maximization of the share of

renewable energy sources.

This article was prepared by KPDA’s

partner - UN-Habitat’s Urban Energy Unit -

under the programme “Promoting Energy

Efficiency in Buildings in East Africa.”

The programme aims of mainstreaming

energy efficiency (EE) measures into

housing policies, building codes, and

building practices in East Africa and to

achieve considerable avoidance of GHG

emissions as a result of improved building

practices.

Protection of East and West orientations

with trees and prevention of heat island

effect maximizing vegetation areas in

hot and humid climates

*U-Value also referred to as ‘overall heat transfer

co-efficient’ measures how well building materials

transfer heat. A high U-value means low levels of

insulation while a low U-Value indicates a high

level of insulation of that material.

JANUARY TO MARCH 2014

The 1st Quarter 2014 Planning Permit

Activity Report provides a summary

of statistical information on planning

permit activity in Nairobi for the quarter

January – March 2014.

During this reporting period City Council

of Nairobi statistics are only referenced.

It is the first report using standardized

data submitted to the City Council of

Nairobi*.

The report highlights information on

applications received and decided,

development location, type and value,

department revenue from applications

and permit processing performance.

A total of 530 planning applications

were decided during the period. Other

key statistics from the 1st Quarter 2013

report, include:

Value of approved permits represents

Kshs 26,871,179,676 worth of

development projects and permitting

fees collected were Kshs 180,992,237;

and 11.9% of the total number of

buildings permitted/approved was

concentrated in Karen, 7.4% in the

Embakasi area.

5.8% of the permits approved were in

industrial area, 5.7% in Westland and

3.6% was in CBD and also in Parkland;

Suburb

and Building Class Classification as

based on the Building Code – 418 in

Domestic Class (domestic building,

commercial developments and offices),

77 in Public Class (religious buildings,

social halls, libraries, schools, etc.) and 35

in Warehouse Class (factories, industries

and go downs).

78.9% of the total number of buildings

approved were in class D, 14.5% were in

class P, whereas 6.6% were in class W.

A comparative analysis is provided

at close against previous quarter’s

performance.

Number of

Permits

Percentage on

total approval

Happy Holidays!

We would like to wish all our members

and partners a very Merry Christmas

and a Prosperous New Year!

The KPDA Secretariat

shall close on Friday, 19th

December 2014 and re-open

on Monday, 5th January 2015.

Please feel free to contact

us on 0737-530290 for any

queries that you may have.

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Table 1: Western side of Nairobi continues to leading in development.

Graph 1:

There seems

to be a lot of

development activities

on the western side of

Nairobi. Since there

are more spaces in the

area and the demand

of housing is at the

ceiling, this is expected

to progress for a while

as compared to eastern

side where the spaces

are low, although the

demand is still high.

NB: localities that doesn’t

appear in the graph had

less than 1% presentation.

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NCC PERMITTING ACTIVITY REPORT

NCC PERMITTING ACTIVITY REPORT

DWELLING RELATED ACTIVITY ACROSS NAIROBI

Buildings approved were mixed residential, single dwellings, mixed development buildings, building meant for industrial use,

institutional use, comprehensive schemes and other uses. The following table identifies permit applications that relate to various

building classes:

PERMITTING APPLICATION ACTIVITY TREND IN NAIROBI

Graph 2:

Domestic Class.

(Domestic building,

commercial

developments and

offices), Public Class.

(Religious buildings,

social halls, libraries,

schools, etc.) And

Warehouse Class.

(Factories, industries

and go downs).

Graph 4:

Count of

application

dropped in the

first quarter

of 2014 as

compared to

the previous

quarter.

PERMITTING FREQUENCY THE TOP TEN AREAS ACROSS NAIROBI

Graph 5: Highest amount collected in this first quarter (Q4 2014) which is

four times the one collected in the same period last year (Q1 2013).

Graph 6: A huge drop on the value of permits approved in this quarter (Q1

2014) as compared to other quarters.

Graph 3:

While every reasonable

effort is made to ensure

that the information

provided in th is

report is acc urate, no

guarantees for the

currency or accuracy of

information are made.

Permit data was proved

to KPDA by Nairobi

City Council Physical

Planning

Department and

analyzed in partnership

with Hass Consult for

reporting purposes.

COMPARISON OF THE PREVIOUS SIX QUARTERS NCC PERMIT RESULTS

Table 2:

Note the drastic fall of

the number of approvals,

the total worth of the

development approved

and the rise in the amount

of fees collected by the

Nairobi City County in the

first quarter of 2014.

NB:

Q1 - First Quarter

Q2 - Second Quarter

Q3 - Third Quarter

Q4 - Fourth Quarter

NCC - Nairobi City County

KPDA - Kenya Property

Developers Association

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KENYA PROPERTY DEVELOPERS ASSOCIATION

The Developer’s

Digest

A KPDA PUBLICATION

MEDIA PACK 2014/2015

The Developer’s Digest is a bi-monthly

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by the Kenya Property Developers

Association and designed by Insync

MEDIA Limited. It targets the various

players in the property industry in

Kenya and highlights a wide spectre

of issues affecting our members, other

professionals, manufacturers and both

private and public sector players in the

industry. We seek to encourage positive

dialogue and development.

The Developer’s Digest is filled with

current industry news, updates on

the Association’s ongoing activities,

views, interesting facts and specialty

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We at The Developer’s Digest will work

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that will ensure you reach your targeted

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After all, the distance between you and

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