Premier Foods, a leading fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) company in South Africa, has opened a new facility at Equites Property Funds’ Lords View industrial park. Situated on Allandale Road, with access to both Pretoria and M39, Lords View can accommodate development opportunities ranging from 5,000 to 45,000 square meters.
Resource-efficient design and technologies were incorporated into the warehouse for Premier Foods to conserve natural resources. LED lighting and solar photovoltaics were installed to reduce the warehouse’s energy use, while dual-flush water closets and water-efficient faucets were installed to reduce the warehouse’s water use. The resource efficiency of the warehouse is a manifestation of Premier Foods’ commitment to reduce the environmental impacts of its infrastructure.
Equites Property Fund, the developer of the industrial park, is committed to incorporating sustainable practices into its developments. This commitment extends beyond its developments’ buildings. At Lords View, parking is available for fuel-efficient vehicles and special provisions are available for cyclists.
Equites Park Lords View – Premier Foods has received Final EDGE Advanced certification from Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI).
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
Reduced window-to-wall ratio, solar photovoltaics covering over 52% of total electricity use, occupancy sensors in bathrooms and energy-saving lighting in the external, sales, corridors and common areas.
Dual-flush water closets, aerators for faucets and water-efficient urinals, water-efficient faucets for kitchen sinks.
In-situ reinforced concrete for floor construction, steel sheets on steel rafters for the roof, steel profile cladding and precast concrete panels for external walls, common brick wall with plaster on both sides for internal walls, finished concrete floor and ceramic tile 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.