Mbiri & Tsogolo Halls of Residence is a student accommodation project located at the Kamuzu University of Health Sciences (KUHeS) Lilongwe Campus in Lilongwe, Malawi. The project was developed by Old Mutual Investment Group Limited (Malawi), a leading fund manager in Malawi.
The building will provide high quality accommodation for undergraduate, masters and PhD students from the university.
The developer, Old Mutual Investment Group Limited (Malawi) has set the goal to reach EDGE certification for their entire student housing project under an Infrastructure Fund. This is to ensure efficient use of resources for these buildings going forward, and to reduce their overall carbon footprint.
The Mbiri & Tsogolo Halls of Residence are designed with 100% LED light fittings and solar hot water collectors to serve approximately 36% of the building’s annual hot water demand. Water efficiency will be achieved through low-flow bathroom and kitchen tap fittings and low-flow shower-heads. Embodied energy in the materials will be minimised by utilising concrete blocks for the walls and finished concrete flooring.
Mbiri & Tsogolo Halls of Residence at KUHeS Lilongwe Campus has achieved Final EDGE Certification from Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI).
Reduced Window to Wall Ratio, Insulation of Roof, Energy-Saving Light Bulbs – Internal Spaces, Energy-Saving Light Bulbs – External Spaces, Energy-Saving Light Bulbs- Back-of-House
Solar Hot Water Collectors
Low-Flow Showerheads, Low-Flow Faucets in Guest Rooms/Apartment Area, Efficient Flush for Water Closets in Guest Rooms/Apartment Area, Efficient Flush for Water Closets in all other Bathrooms, Aerators for Faucets & Auto Shut-Off Faucets in all other Bathrooms, Water Efficient Kitchen Faucets
Floor Slabs – In-Situ Reinforced Concrete Slab, Roof Construction – Steel (Zinc or Galvanised Iron) Sheets on Steel Rafters, External Walls – Solid Dense Concrete Blocks, Internal Walls – Solid Dense Concrete Blocks, Flooring – Finished Concrete Floor, Window Frames – Steel
Mbiri & Tsogolo Halls of Residence at KUHeS Lilongwe Campus Lilongwe Mzimba Malawi
Final EDGE Certification
May 1, 2021
Floor Space (m2)
Total CO2 Savings (annually)
Green Business Certification Inc.