Of the more than 1,000 affordable apartments that comprise Kesar City in Changodar, Ahmedabad, 36 have so far been EDGE certified. These resource-efficient two-bedroom apartments are projected to save their owners more than 200 rupees per month in lower energy and water costs.
The apartments, which are not air conditioned, are kept comfortable through such practical strategies as reducing the amount of glass on the façades and using reflective paint on the roofs. The property is located close to a market, hospital, and educational institutions.
Kesar City is being built by Aroma Realties, which provides housing solutions that keep in mind the needs of all strata of society. EDGE is part of the company’s brand-building campaign to become the market leader in the Gujarat real estate industry by 2020.
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Reduced window to wall ratio, reflective paint for roof and walls, external shading, energy-efficient ceiling fans and energy-efficient lighting system.
Low-flow faucets for kitchen sinks and recycled black water for flushing.
In-situ concrete with greater than 30% pulverized fly ash (PFA); and external and internal walls made of FalG Blocks.
*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.