Green Homes

Promoting Sustainable Housing in Nepal

Green Homes or Sustainable Housing is an approach that includes household systems that reduce pressure on natural resources and carbon emissions, thus resulting in human wellbeing, social equity, and green economy. Besides energy efficient buildings, it also includes eco-friendly practices for water and waste management systems such as rainwater harvesting, and waste/wastewater recycling. They reflect a sustainable lifestyle based on eco-friendly systems and behaviour.

Project Objectives The project aims at promoting sustainable housing technologies and services contributing towards mitigating climate change and reducing poverty. The specific objectives are:

  • Creating an enabling policy environment to promote sustainable housing;
  • Strengthening supply chains for sustainable housing and building capacity of SMEs to deliver household level green technologies and services;
  • Stimulating demand for sustainable housing.


Duration: 1/2013 - 12/2015

Total budget: EUR 1,015,525 (EU Contribution: 85%)


Mr. Padma Sunder Joshi

UN Habitat,
UN House, Pulchowk, Lalitpur, Nepal

UN Habitat UN Habitat
UN-Habitat is the lead applicant of this project. It is responsible for the overall coordination and the implementation of project activities.
Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS) Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS)
IHS is one of project partners. It provides technical expertise on sustainable housing and is involved in workshop and training programmes.
Federation of Nepalese Chamber of Commerce and Industries (FNCCI) Federation of Nepalese Chamber of Commerce and Industries (FNCCI)
As a project partner, FNCCI plays a role in bringing cross-section stakeholders together and involving private sector in the action, and is involved in policy dialogue.
Environment and Public Health Organization (ENPHO) Environment and Public Health Organization (ENPHO)
ENPHO is a project partner. It contributes in the implementations particularly related to water, waste water and solid waste management activities.
Clean Energy Nepal (CEN) Clean Energy Nepal (CEN)
CEN is one of the project partners and provides expert inputs in general and more specific to climate change issues and climate resilient planning including energy efficient construction products and processes.
Shelter & Local Technology Development Center (SLTDC) Shelter & Local Technology Development Center (SLTDC)
As a project partner, SLTDC provides its Green Building Expert team in the project which will be utilized in training and demonstration of various types of construction materials that are climate resilient and environment friendly.
Impact Sheet
In this final publication, the Green Homes project reported on the economic, environmental and social impacts as well as achievements in terms of climate benefits, target group engagement and policy development. The project has completed in 2016.

Fact sheet

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