Safiya Homes

Safiya Homes

Safiya Homes Lahore (SHL) is an eco-friendly and government-approved affordable housing project, developed and managed by Ansaar Management Company, on the outskirts of the historic city of Lahore, Pakistan. Situated 20 minutes from the city center, SHL offers a total of 65 single- and double-story units in a gated residential community.

Aimed at lower-income families, SHL homes make use of energy and water saving technologies to have become the first EDGE-certified housing project in Pakistan. Spread over a 37-acre parcel with tree-lined roads and lush green parks, the units are situated on 800 square feet plots with covered areas ranging from 675 square feet to 1250 square feet. For the first time in Pakistan, low-income households have access to safe, green and resilient housing to claim as their own.

SHL features 24/7 security with infrastructure services such as fully paved roads, a centralized water supply distributing water to every home, underground sewerage system, full-time electricity, a center of worship, community and commercial centers, a graveyard, and a water filtration plant.

Safiya Homes Lahore has received Final EDGE Certification from Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI).

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification

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Energy Savings*

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Water Savings

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Less Embodied Energy in Materials

*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.

Technical Solutions

Energy

Reduced window to wall ratio, and energy-saving lighting for internal and external spaces.

Water

Low-flow showerheads, low-flow faucets for kitchen sinks and washbasins, and single flush for water closets.

Materials

Concrete filler slab for floor construction, in-situ reinforced concrete slab for roof construction, common brick wall with plaster on both sides for external and internal walls, ceramic tiles for flooring, and aluminum window frames.

Location

Safiya Homes (pvt.) ltd Raiwind Road, Sueasal Lahore, Punjab 54000 Pakistan

Stage

Final EDGE Certification

Date

February 1, 2022

Floor Space (m2)

4,891.25

Total CO2 Savings (annually)

59.8

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