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Delta Centre – World Bank Group Office Nairobi

Delta Centre – World Bank Group Office Nairobi


The Delta Centre – World Bank Group Office in Nairobi is the second largest building owned by the World Bank Group, after its headquarters in Washington, DC. The office hosts nearly 300 staff working on national, regional and global investments for the World Bank and IFC.

Aligned with the World Bank Group’s commitment to sustainability, its office in Nairobi was designed and constructed to conserve natural resources and reduce its environmental impact. The Delta Centre office first achieved LEED Certification for Commercial Interiors in 2015. The building has now demonstrated compliance with EDGE certification. Because it is a retrofit, the building has earned 96 percent savings in embodied energy in materials. LED lighting and occupancy sensors in open offices reduce the building’s energy use, while dual-flush water closets and water-efficient plumbing reduce the building’s water use.

The Delta Centre – World Bank Group Office Nairobi has received final EDGE certification from thinkstep-SGS.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



25%

Energy Savings*


24%

Water Savings


96%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


Reduced window to wall ratio, energy-saving lighting in internal spaces and occupancy sensors in open offices.


Water


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


Materials


Re-use of existing floor slabs, roofing, internal and external walls, flooring and 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:


Delta Centre, Menengai Road
Nairobi, Kenya

More Information:


Stage:


Final EDGE Certification

Date:


March 2020

Floor Space:


15,386 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


156.2 tCO2/Year

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Executive Residency by Best Western Nairobi

Executive Residency by Best Western Nairobi


Situated in a prime location, along Riverside Drive, the Executive Residency by Best Western Nairobi offers an upscale place to call home when travelling for business or to visit family and friends. The 48 serviced apartments include a fully-equipped kitchen, dining room, living space, high-speed internet and daily housekeeping services. Guests are also welcome to enjoy the hotel’s many amenities, including a heated pool, fitness center and rooftop restaurant.

The hotel will utilize resource-efficient design features and technologies to reduce its environmental impact and save on operating costs. Natural ventilation and a reduced window to wall ratio have eliminated the need for an HVAC system, while LED lighting, solar photovoltaics and a heat pump for hot water generation have further reduced the building’s energy use. Dual-flush water closets and low-flow plumbing fixtures were also installed to reduce the building’s water use.

The Executive Residency by Best Western Nairobi has received final EDGE certification from GBCI.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



35%

Energy Savings*


32%

Water Savings


33%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


Natural ventilation in the corridors and guestrooms, a heat pump for hot water, solar hot water collectors, solar photovoltaics and energy-saving lighting in internal spaces.


Water


Dual-flush water closets in guest rooms and all other bathrooms, low-flow showerheads and faucets in guest rooms, auto-shut off faucets in all other bathrooms and water-efficient kitchen faucets.


Materials


Concrete filler for the floors and roof and machine-cut, unpolished stone 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:


Riverside Grove Apartment, Ltd
Nairobi, Kenya

More Information:


Stage:


Final EDGE Certification

Date:


November 2019

Floor Space:


7,591 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


66.6 tCO2/Year

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Aashiana

Aashiana in Nairobi has received final EDGE certification from GBCI.

Aashiana


Aashiana, which means “sanctuary” in Hindi, is a home that exudes brightness, energy and natural beauty, serving as an oasis of tranquility for its inhabitants in Nairobi, Kenya.

The intention of the design was to flood the residence with natural light and allow excellent ventilation without compromising on thermal comfort. The home is full of modern conveniences but is not completely dependent on erratic grid power. Water is conserved and reused without negatively impacting the potable and non-potable uses of occupants. Materials and finishes were procured from responsible supply chains which are party to eco-labelling and/or certification standards, with the intention that the building be constructed with the least amount of embodied energy in materials as possible.

Madhur (Muddy) Ramrakha, the developer of the home, believes  in taking a triple-bottom-line approach by focusing on people, the planet and profits. Aashiana has received final EDGE certification from GBCI.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



51%

Energy Savings*


72%

Water Savings


64%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


Reduced window to wall ratio, reflective paint/tiles for external walls and roof, natural ventilation with operable windows and no air conditioning, heat pump for hot water generation, energy-efficient refrigerator and clothes washing machine, energy-saving lighting for internal and external spaces, lighting controls for outside, solar photovoltaics, and smart meters.


Water


Low-flow showerheads, low-flow faucets for kitchen sinks and washbasins, dual flush water closets, a rainwater harvesting system, and recycled grey water for flushing.


Materials


In-situ reinforced concrete slab for floor, asphalt shingles on timber rafters for roof, machine-cut, unpolished stone blocks for internal and external walls, parquet/woodblock finishes and ceramic tile for flooring, and re-use of existing steel frames for windows.


*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:


Tchui Road, Muthaiga
Nairobi, Kenya 00620

More Information:


Stage:


Final EDGE Certification

Date:


September 2019

Floor Space:


1,072 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


14.8 tCO2/Year

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ALP North

ALP North, located in Nairobi, Kenya, has received final EDGE certification from thinkstep-SGS.

ALP North


Based in a region where moving goods can cost two to three times higher than in developed countries, Africa Logistics Properties (ALP) has a vision for a more sustainable warehouse industry. The company’s environmentally-friendly ALP North Logistics Park is the first modern grade-A logistics and distribution park in Kenya. Located in northern Nairobi at the Tatu Industrial Park, ALP North sits on 22 acres and consists of three warehouses with a total of 50,000 square meters of leasable space. The park is ideally located with access to both the Thika superhighway and Eastern bypass, providing easy access to Nairobi. Tenants at the ALP North project include major retailers such as Copia, one of Kenya’s largest e-commerce companies. The warehouse has won Best Logistics/Industrial Development at the 9th annual African Property Investment (API) Summit and Expo in 2018.

By certifying its warehouses with EDGE, ALP conserves natural resources, reduces operating costs and provides a more comfortable work environment for its tenants. ALP North’s solar panels and reflective paint reduce energy usage while water-efficient faucets and landscaping conserve water. Additionally, finished concrete flooring and sustainable roof construction lower the building’s embodied energy in materials. Predicted utility savings are nearly $16,000 per month, cutting operational costs almost in half. ALP North has received final EDGE certification from thinkstep-SGS.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



41%

Energy Savings*


52%

Water Savings


50%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


Reduced window to wall ratio, reflective paint and tiles for roof, insulation of roof and external walls, energy-saving lighting, occupancy sensors in bathrooms, solar photovoltaic, and a skylight to provide day light to the top floor area.


Water


Dual-flush for water closets, water-efficient urinals, aerators and auto shut-off faucets in bathrooms, water-efficient kitchen faucets and water-efficient landscaping.


Materials


Steel sheets on steel rafters for roof construction, steel profile cladding for external walls, solid dense concrete blocks for internal walls and finished concrete flooring.


*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:


Mbuko Road Tatu City, Kiambu County
Nairobi, Kenya

More Information:


Stage:


Final EDGE Certification

Date:


September 2018

Floor Space:


75,001 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


601.5 tCO2/Year

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