Engr. Francis Anthony Uy, president and owner of Kontrac Facilities Management Services Inc., executed his dream to design and build a sustainable home for his family. The company hopes that achieving an EDGE Advanced certificate will encourage other individuals and homeowners to adapt the principles of sustainability within the context of the built environment.
Located in a sought-after lakeside community, the 420 square meter home is a two-story project with five bedrooms and an attic residence designed as a comfortable, safe, and sustainable place to live. The home was designed to reduce energy consumption through the use of natural ventilation and efficient cooling measures, which eliminate the need for air conditioning. Water usage was also reduced through the use of low-flow plumbing fixtures.
As a leader in the sector, Kontrac Facilities Management Services Inc. believes it is their responsibility to do their part to reduce the environmental impact of its operations.
The project has been granted an EDGE Advanced certificate by GBCI, and upon final certification will be one of the first EDGE projects internationally certified as a privately owned and non-commercial single residential unit in the Philippines.
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
Insulation of external walls, low-E coated glass for windows, natural ventilation with operable windows and no air conditioning, ceiling fans in all habitable rooms, variable refrigerant volume (VRV) cooling system, energy-saving lighting in internal and external spaces, and solar photovoltaics.
Dual-flush water closets and low-flow showerheads and faucets for kitchen sinks and washbasins.
Composite in-situ reinforced concrete and steel deck floor slabs, in-situ reinforced concrete slab and steel sheets on steel rafters for roof construction, and 3-D wire panel with “shot-crete” on both sides for internal and external walls.
*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.