By Solomon Ezeme
One of Nigeria’s real estate developers, Novarick Homes, has embarked on a mission of tackling carbon emissions in private estates in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital.
The company which is currently handling about six estate projects in various parts of Lagos, including Ibeju-Lekki, Epe and Lekki areas, said it is set to tackle carbon emissions in the country through its innovative approach to estate development.
In an exclusive interview with EnergyDay, the management team of the company said they are aiming to provide occupants of their estates with a minimum of 18 hour electricity supply per day.
Ajisafe Kabiru, Head Agent/Partners Relations, said the company’s goal is to grow a greener and cleaner community through the construction and development of estates which are completely powered by renewables.
“One of the reasons why we insist on using renewable energy sources to generate power is because we want our clients to enjoy quality power supply of about 18-24 hours. In fact, we are focused on 24 hours. We will achieve 24 hours but, at least, our clients should have 18 hours of steady power supply, for now. And that’s what we are committed to doing.
“We don’t want blackouts. We want to create a country within an estate–a green community,” he said.
According to him, the prices of Novarick Homes are also relatively low, thus making properties within the estates affordable.
Adedeji Adegbite, Project Engineer of the company said the initiative is borne out of concern to provide consistent power and reduce carbon emissions.
“There is a lot of carbon emission into the atmosphere, polluting it and destroying the ozone layer. It has its own effects. We want to tackle this issue through the innovative approach we employ to estate development.
“So, by providing buildings with quality building materials, affordable and easily accessible renewable energy supply, we contribute our quota to the development of the Nigeria economy.
“We also want to help reduce building costs and equally ensure that energy is efficiently utilized.
“Though we have over 6 estate projects running, our first project took off in June, 2020 and it’s almost completed. We have equally commenced construction on three other estates,” he said.
He further disclosed that the company source their renewable energy systems from trusted renewable energy developers who help to install them in all houses, inside their estates.
“All our renewable solutions and installers are outsourced, but we have an in-house team that checks quality and makes sure it meets demands and comply with global standard,” he said.