Purple Tower is a 62m-high, mixed-use development located along Mombasa Road, in Nairobi, Kenya. The building will include a total of 3 floors of retail space and 12 floors of office space.
The project was developed by Purple Dot International, a local real estate development company which seeks to integrate green building thinking into all future projects. Beyond EDGE, the project is committed to additional sustainability initiatives such as operational waste recycling.
To meet international standards for resource efficiency, energy and water-saving technologies were incorporated into the design, construction and internal processes of the building. Higher thermal performance glass, energy-saving lighting equipped with occupancy sensors, and solar photovoltaics reduce the building’s energy use, while water-efficient plumbing fixtures reduce its water use.
Purple Tower has received a Preliminary EDGE Certificate from Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI).
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
Higher thermal performance glass, energy-saving bulbs for internal and external spaces, occupancy sensors in offices, bathrooms, and conference rooms, and solar photovoltaics covering 20% of electricity use.
Low-flow faucets in bathrooms, water-efficient faucets and and urinals, and efficient flush for water closets.
Concrete filler slab for the floor, aluminum sheets on steel rafters for the roof, in-situ reinforced wall for external and internal walls, ceramic tiles and finished concrete floor 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.