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Athena is a four-story office building in the popular Treicheville area of Abidjan. The office building was designed to provide a comfortable workspace for its occupants, with an energy-efficient air conditioning system to improve thermal comfort while lowering energy usage.

The office building also utilizes LED lighting, lighting controls, dual-flush water closets and low-flow plumbing fixtures to save energy and water usage. The energy and water savings reduce the office’s environmental impact and operating costs.

Athena’s developer, Codef, is an Ivorian construction company that is committed to the sustainable development of the country. This is the first of Codef’s buildings to achieve EDGE certification.

Athena has received final EDGE certification from thinkstep-SGS.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification


Energy Savings*


Water Savings


Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


A variable refrigerant volume (VRV) cooling system, energy-saving lighting in internal and external spaces, and lighting controls for corridors and staircases.


Dual-flush water closets and low-flow faucets in bathrooms.


Hollow core precast slab for the floor and roof, and 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.


Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

More Information:


Final EDGE Certification


February 2020

Floor Space:

1,963 m2

Total CO2 Savings:

50.7 tCO2/Year

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