Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), through the College of Engineering and Technology (CoETEC), is the first university in Kenya to sign an agreement with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) for training students and professionals on sustainability in buildings, through the Design for Greater Efficiency (DfGE) training course.
The 5-day training course to be conducted at the university, targets senior engineering and building design students and working professionals (i.e. architecture, structural and building services engineering).
According to the Principal, College of Engineering and Technology, Dr. Hiram Ndiritu, “the training seeks to equip them with the skills, knowledge and attitudes that support the built environment’s move towards a low-carbon and sustainability path.”
The training course covers “the fundamentals of energy and resource efficiency measures in building design from a technical and commercial perspective,” states Dr. Ndiritu, adding that “It is a skills enhancement certification course intended to expand opportunities for those who intend to pursue careers in the green building sector.”
COETEC has competent staff trained by IFC to offer this training to interested students, staff and members of public who may wish to pursue a career in energy efficiency solutions to buildings. The College has appropriate content, materials and EDGE software to facilitate the training.
Further details regarding the training scheduled to be offered from 27th March 2023, can be accessed on the university website at (https://www.jkuat.ac.ke/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/JKUAT-DFGE-Training-2023.pdf)