Standard Tower is a 6-storey office building housing the new country head office for Standard Chartered Bank Zambia, an international commercial bank, located in central Lusaka.
To meet international standards for resource efficiency, energy and water-saving technologies were incorporated into the design, construction and internal processes of the building. Roof insulation, higher thermal performance glass, an energy-efficient HVAC system and LED lighting using occupancy sensors reduce the office building’s energy use, while water-efficient plumbing fixtures reduce its water use. Solar photovoltaics provide 15.37% of the building’s electricity use.
Standard Tower has received Final EDGE Advanced Certification from Sintali-SGS.
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
Reduced window to wall ratio, insulation of roof, higher thermal performance glass, variable refrigerant volume (VRV) cooling system, energy-saving lighting in internal and external areas, occupancy sensors in bathrooms, conference rooms and open offices, and solar photovoltaics providing 15.3% of electricity use.
Low-flow faucets in bathrooms, efficient flush for water closets, water-efficient urinals and faucets for kitchen sinks.
In-situ reinforced concrete slab for floor and roof construction, in-situ reinforced wall for external wall, medium weight hollow concrete blocks for external and internal walls, plasterboards on metal studs with insulation for internal walls, nylon carpets and ceramic tiles for flooring, and aluminum window frames.
*Part of the energy efficiency percentage may be associated with virtual energy for comfort depending on the presence of heating and cooling systems. Note that virtual energy does not contribute savings to utility bills.