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
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
Reduced window to wall ratio, heat pump for hot water generation, solar photovoltaics.
Low-flow faucets for wash bins, kitchen sinks, and water closets, dual flush for water closets.
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.