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BluHomes Gakakan has received Final EDGE Advanced Certification from the Philippine Green Building Initiative (PGBI).

BluHomes Gakakan

BluHomes Gakakan


BluHomes Gakakan, is an eco-friendly housing project in Caloocan City developed by Aztala Corporation, a local real estate developer. The project is the  third development under the sustainability-focused BluHomes brand, named after the Gakakan Tree, a native and endangered tree in the Philippines, one of which is planted in front of each home. The development consists of 12 units with a floor area of 79 square meters. Perforated pavers with grass were used for sidewalk instead of plain concrete to reduce thermal mass inside the subdivision.

To meet international standards for resource efficiency, energy and water-saving technologies were incorporated into the design, construction and internal processes of the building. Reflective paint, roof insulation, solar photovoltaics and an LED lighting reduce the units’ energy use, while water-efficient plumbing fixtures reduce water consumption resulting in a more sustainable construction and a lower carbon footprint.

BluHomes Gakakan has received Final EDGE Advanced Certification from the Philippine Green Building Initiative (PGBI).

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



53%

Energy Savings*


40%

Water Savings


74%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


Reduced window to wall ratio, reflective paint for the roof and external walls, insulation for the roof, natural ventilation with operable windows, energy-saving lighting in indoor areas, and solar photovoltaics to provide 13.68 % of total electricity use.


Water


Dual flush for water closets, low-flow faucets for kitchen sinks and washbasins.


Materials


In-situ reinforced concrete slab for the floor, steel sheets on steel rafters for the roof, exposed brick with internal plaster for external walls, medium weight hollow concrete blocks for internal walls, vinyl and ceramic tile 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.

Location:


BluHomes Gakakan
Lot 15, Block 65, Malanting Street
Amparo Village, Barangay 179
Caloocan City, Metro Manila 1104
Philippines

Stage:


Final EDGE Advanced Certification

Date:


December 2021

Floor Space:


848.93 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


11.04 tCO2/Year

Mzizi has received a Preliminary EDGE Certificate from Green Building Council South Africa.

Mzizi

Mzizi


Mzizi is a new high-rise development located in the sought-after Two Rivers mixed-use development in Nairobi, Kenya. The Two Rivers Development is a smart and sustainable center with a water treatment plant that will recycle 80% of grey water and a 1.2 MW solar plant, developed by Centum.

The 300-unit development will consist of two towers with a mix of one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments that will provide affordable rental units in the affordable housing market in Nairobi, Kenya and will be acquired and managed by International Housing Solutions (I.H.S.) Kenya.

Mzizi has received a Preliminary EDGE Certificate from Green Building Council South Africa.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



32%

Energy Savings*


29%

Water Savings


65%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


Reduced window to wall ratio, reflective paint/tiles for roof, reflective paint for external walls, energy-saving light bulbs for internal and external spaces, lighting controls for corridors and staircases, solar photovoltaics covering 10% of total elecricitity use, and smart meters.


Water


Low-flow showerheads, low-flow faucets for kitchen sinks and washbasins, and dual flush for water closets.


Materials


In-situ reinforced concrete slab for floor and roof construction, machine-cut unpolished stone blocks for external walls, medium-weight hollow concrete blocks for internal walls, ceramic tile for flooring, and steel 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.

Location:


I.H.S. Mzizi
Off Limuru Road
Two Rivers
Nairobi, Nairobi
Kenya

More Information:


Stage:


Preliminary EDGE Certificate

Date:


September 2021

Floor Space:


17,995.8 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


237.9 tCO2/Year

Sierra Viento

Sierra Viento


The 12-story apartment building, Sierra Viento, is located in the new urban development center of Pereira. Residents of the building’s 120 units will enjoy the area’s green spaces and environmental reserves, while still in close proximity to hotels and shopping centers.

The building will feature large common areas, apartments with abundant natural light and excellent views of the surrounding landscape. Natural ventilation, reflective paint and solar-controlled glass will lower the indoor temperature of the building, eliminating the need for air conditioning and reducing the building’s energy use.

Sierra Viento’s developer, Construcciones Palacios, designed the building to reduce its use of natural resources and encourage residents to connect with the environment. Construcciones Palacios is committed to positively contributing to the development of Colombia.

Sierra Viento has received a preliminary EDGE certificate from CAMACOL.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



37%

Energy Savings*


39%

Water Savings


51%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


Reflective paint for external walls, natural ventilation with operable windows, external shading devices and energy-saving light bulbs for internal spaces.


Water


Low-flow showerheads, water-efficient single-flush water closets and low-flow faucets for kitchen sinks and washbasins.


Materials


In-situ reinforced concrete slabs for floor and roof, finished concrete flooring, cement fibre boards on metal studs with in-situ reinforced internal walls and medium-weight hollow concrete blocks with reinforced external walls.


*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.

Location:


Lote 3 Finca, Tripoli, Sector Galicia
Pereira, Risaralda, Colombia

More Information:


Stage:


Preliminary EDGE Certificate

Date:


November 2019

Floor Space:


8,901 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


30.5 tCO2/Year

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Southgate Ridge has received a Preliminary EDGE Certificate from Green Buildings Council South Africa.

Southgate Ridge

Southgate Ridge


Southgate Ridge is an affordable housing project located in Naturena, Johannesburg, South Africa. Developed by Transcend Residential Property Fund, a South African real estate investment and development company, the project will retrofit 412 existing housing units to a higher efficiency standard using technologies such as water-efficient plumbing features, energy-saving lighting, smart meters and solar photovoltaics covering over 25% of electricity use. Through the incorporation of existing building parts such as roofs, floors and walls, the project was also able to reduce the embodied energy in materials by over 90%, resulting in a more sustainable construction and a lower carbon footprint for the entire project.

Southgate Ridge is part of the wider strategy of Transcend to invest in affordable housing across South Africa. Projects are located close to job opportunities, transport corridors and other amenities such as schools.

Southgate Ridge has received a Preliminary EDGE Certificate from Green Building Council South Africa.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



23%

Energy Savings*


24%

Water Savings


94%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


Reduced window to wall ratio, energy-saving lighting, smart electricity meters and solar photovoltaics covering 25% of electricity consumption.


Water


Low-flow showerheads, low-flow faucets for kitchen sinks and washbasins, single flush for water closets.


Materials


Re-use of existing floor slabs, re-use of existing roof, re-use if existing external and internal walls, re-use of existing flooring, re-use of existing 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.

Location:


Southgate Ridge, 412, Southgate Ridge
5 Duin Street
Naturena Ext 16
Johannesburg, Gauteng 2095
South Africa

Stage:


Preliminary EDGE Certificate

Date:


November 2021

Floor Space:


20,542.32 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


346.08 tCO2/Year

Mvule Gardens by 14 Trees has received a Preliminary EDGE Advanced Certificate from Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI).

Mvule Gardens by 14 Trees

Mvule Gardens by 14 Trees


The Mvule Gardens by 14 Trees development is one of the first EDGE certified, 3D-printed residential development in Africa. It is the first part of a larger master plan, rethinking the Garden City concept of the early 20th century, with the goal to combine the best aspects of urban living with the countryside. The project developer 14 Trees believes in providing homes designed in collaboration with future homeowners with the ability to grow with the new occupants.

The building materials, layout, and land use planning were all based on sustainable designs with the goal of providing a development with significant GHG reductions. 14 Trees is also aiming for financial inclusion where the cost of development is structured around an affordable model for housing, providing cost-effective spaces with various methods of financing.

Mvule Gardens by 14 Trees has received a Preliminary EDGE Advanced Certificate from Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI).

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



42%

Energy Savings*


24%

Water Savings


69%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


Reduced window to wall ratio, reflective paint for roof and external walls, roof and wall insulation, and energy-saving lighting for internal and external spaces.


Water


Low-flow faucets for wash basins, showerheads, and kitchen sinks, dual flush options for water closets.


Materials


In-situ concrete floor slab for floor, steel sheets on timber rafters for roof, timber weatherboard on timber studs and in-situ reinforced wall for external walls, plasterboards on timber studs and in-situ reinforced wall for internal walls,  finished concrete and ceramic tiles for flooring, and steel 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.

Location:


Mvule Gardens by 14 Trees
14 Trees Kenya c/o Bamburi Special Products
P.O Box 10921
Nairobi, Nairobi 00100

Kenya

Stage:


Preliminary EDGE  Advanced Certificate

Date:


November 2021

Floor Space:


3,360 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


15.66 tCO2/Year

Urbika has received a Preliminary EDGE Advanced Certificate from Green Building Council South Africa.

Urbika Apartments

Urbika Apartments


Urbika, a combination of the words “urban” and “Afrika”, is a unique and ground-breaking development that showcases the best of contemporary design. A key feature of the estate is the intentional and intuitive urban design and landscaping. Urbika was conceptualized to be an EDGE certified estate with all 325 units achieved EDGE Advanced certification.

Urbika Apartments is conveniently situated in Parkdene, Boksburg, on a main road. The estate is planned in three phases, Urbika Apartments, Urbika Lake Village and Urbika Parks. The first phase Urbika Apartments is a close-knit community of 325 rental apartments that have been carefully designed to make the most of the sustainable space, with beautiful, high quality finishes.

Urbika has received a Preliminary EDGE Advanced Certificate from Green Building Council South Africa.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



53%

Energy Savings*


25%

Water Savings


41%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


Reduced window to wall ratio, heat pump for hot water generation, solar photovoltaics.


Water


Low-flow faucets for wash bins, kitchen sinks, and water closets, dual flush for water closets.


Materials


Floor slabs of hollow core precast slab roof construction, steel (zinc or galvanized iron) sheets on timber rafters external walls, exposed cored (with holes) bricks with internal plaster external walls, cored (with holes) bricks with internal & external plaster internal walls, cored (with holes) bricks with plaster on both sides flooring, ceramic tiles, 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.

Location:


Urbika Apartments
Riverbend Drive
Parkdene EXT 6
Boksburg, Gauteng 1460

South Africa

Stage:


Preliminary EDGE Advanced Certificate

Date:


November 2020

Floor Space:


146.467 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


893.44 tCO2/Year

Erand Creek has received Final EDGE Certification from Green Building Council South Africa.

Erand Creek

Erand Creek


Erand Creek is an affordable housing development located in Midrand, a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. The development is ideally located close to public transportation, work opportunities and other amenities. It consists of a total of 312 two-bedroom units with an average floor space of 56 square meters.

Erand Creek was developed by International Housing Solutions (IHS), a South African private equity investor focused on the development of affordable green housing.

Through the use of state-of-the-art technologies such as energy-saving LED lightbulbs, lighting controls, solar photovoltaics covering 40% of electricity consumption, smart meters  and water-efficient plumbing features, the project was able to significantly reduce its energy and water consumption, as well as energy embodied in materials, resulting in a more sustainable construction project and a reduced carbon footprint.

Erand Creek has received Final EDGE Certification from Green Building Council South Africa.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



39%

Energy Savings*


40%

Water Savings


60%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


Reduced window to wall ratio, energy-saving lighting for internal and external spaces, lighting controls for common areas, smart meters for electricity, and solar photovoltaics covering 40% of electricity use.


Water


Low-flow shower heads, low-flow faucets for kitchen sinks and washbasins, and dual flush for water closets.


Materials


Hollow core precast slab for the floor, steel sheets on timber rafters for roof construction, solid dense concrete blocks for internal and external walls, 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.

Location:


Erand Creek
Fourteenth Road
Erand Gardens
Johannesburg (Midrand), Gauteng

South Africa

Stage:


Final EDGE Certification

Date:


August 2021

Floor Space:


18,273.36 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


377.52 tCO2/Year

Crystal has received a Preliminary EDGE Advanced Certificate from Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI).

Crystal USG

Crystal


Crystal USG is a housing project located on the les Almadies peninsula overlooking the Atlantic Ocean on the west side of Dakar, Senegal. It consists of a total of 47 apartments with an average floor space of 254 square meters. The project was developed by SERTEM Groupe, a local real estate development company with a proven track record of over 20 years of delivering high-quality commercial and residential projects and the vision to develop Africa’s infrastructure of tomorrow by advancing the use of green design features. Crystal was designed to send a positive signal for greening infrastructure in the Senegalese market, through alignment with Senegal’s NDC’s, the National Adaptation Plan, and the Plan for an Emerging Senegal.

By incorporating modern technologies such as a variable refrigerant volume (VRV) cooling system, ceiling fans, energy-saving appliances such as LED lightbulbs and water-efficient plumbing features, the project was able to significantly reduce its energy and water consumption, resulting in a more sustainable construction project and a reduced carbon footprint.

Crystal has received a Preliminary EDGE Advanced Certificate from Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI).

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



45%

Energy Savings*


32%

Water Savings


33%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


Ceiling Fans in all habitable rooms, Variable Refrigerant Volume (VRV) Cooling System, energy-saving lighting for internal and external spaces.


Water


Low-flow showerheads, low-flow faucets for kitchen sinks and washbasins, dual flush for water closets.


Materials


In-situ reinforced concrete slab for floor and roof construction, medium weight hollow concrete blocks for internal and external walls.


*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.

Location:


Crystal USG
Les Almadies, Dakar
Dakar, Senegal

More Information:


Stage:


Preliminary EDGE Advanced Certificate

Date:


September 2021

Floor Space:


14,161.85 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


189.97 tCO2/Year

Matture Home Life has received a Preliminary EDGE Certificate from Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI).

Matture Home Life

Matture Home Life


Matture Home Life is a housing project located in the Chácara Inglesa neighborhood in the south of São Paulo, Brazil. It consists of a total of 104 apartments with an average floor space of 39 square meters. The building will offer its residents amenities such as a swimming pool, Pilates studio, concierge, and an open-space gardening area.

The project was developed by Matushita Engenharia e Construções Ltda. and Plazzacorp, local real estate development and architecture companies with a proven track record of delivering innovation in large-scale residential construction projects.

By incorporating modern construction technologies such as reflective paint for roofs, external shading devices, solar hot water collectors, the use of energy-saving appliances such as LED lightbulbs and water-efficient plumbing features and a rainwater harvesting system, the project was able to significantly reduce its energy and water consumption, resulting in a more sustainable construction project and a reduced carbon footprint.

Matture Home Life has received a Preliminary EDGE Certificate from Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI).

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



26%

Energy Savings*


24%

Water Savings


49%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


Reduced window to wall ratio, reflective paint/tiles for roof, external shading devices, solar hot water collectors, energy-saving light bulbs for external and internal spaces, and lighting controls for common spaces.


Water


Low-flow faucets for kitchen sinks and all bathrooms, dual flush for water closets, and a rainwater harvesting system.


Materials


In-situ reinforced concrete slabs for floor and roof construction, honeycomb clay blocks with internal & external plaster for internal and external walls, 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.

Location:


Rua Araré 138

São Paulo, 04141-080

Brazil

Stage:


Preliminary Certificate

Date:


March 2021

Floor Space:


6,890 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


29.12 tCO2/Year

La Prosperidad - Fontana 5 has received a Preliminary EDGE Certificate from the Colombian Chamber of Construction (CAMACOL).

La Prosperidad – Fontana 5

La Prosperidad – Fontana 5


Fontana 5 is a housing project located in the Prosperidad development, located in Madrid, Colombia, about 15 kilometers outside of Bogotá. It consists of a total of 96 apartments with an average floor space of 60 square meters.

The project was developed by AR Construcciones, a local real estate development company with over 40 years of experience and a focus on innovative, client-oriented construction projects.

By incorporating modern construction technologies such as external shading devices, natural ventilation systems, the use of energy-saving appliances such as LED lightbulbs and lighting controls and water-efficient plumbing features, the project was able to significantly reduce its energy and water consumption, resulting in a more sustainable construction project and a reduced carbon footprint.

Fontana 5 has received a Preliminary EDGE Certificate from the Colombian Chamber of Construction (CAMACOL).

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



26%

Energy Savings*


33%

Water Savings


62%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


Reduced window to wall ratio, external shading devices, natural ventilation, energy-saving light bulbs for external and internal spaces, and lighting controls for common spaces and outdoors.


Water


Low-flow showerheads, low-flow faucets for kitchen sinks and all bathrooms, and single flush for water closets.


Materials


In-situ reinforced wall and honeycomb clay blocks with internal & external plaster for internal and external walls, in-situ reinforced concrete slabs for floor construction, micro concrete tiles on steel rafters for roof construction, ceramic and terracotta 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.

Location:


Cl. 7 #No. 25 – 95,

Madrid, Cundinamarca

Colombia

More Information:


Stage:


Preliminary Certificate

Date:


November 2021

Floor Space:


26,463.13 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


43.2 tCO2/Year