Celebration Retirement Village
The Celebration Retirement Village provides a comfortable and safe environment for retired South Africans who are interested in lowering their carbon footprint. More of a lifestyle center than a retirement home, the Celebration Retirement Village contains everything that residents could need including a hair salon, restaurant, library, swimming pool and more. The 774 units range from one to three-bedroom apartments and homes. The community has many green spaces and walking trails to enjoy the outdoors and is near to shopping, hospitals and golf courses.
The Celebration Retirement Village also conserves natural resources. The property reduces its energy use with lighting controls and solar hot water collectors that meet 100% of hot water demand, while water is conserved with low-flow showerheads and dual-flush water closets. Sustainable construction materials also reduce embodied energy in materials by more than half. These green features help residents not only lower their carbon footprint, but also their utility bills.
Celebration Retirement Village is the twelfth retirement estate by Central Developments Property Group. The company is passionate about meeting the need of South Africa’s high demand and limited supply of retirement homes. They pride themselves on creating comfortable, high-quality retirement homes and believe that their communities prove that all individuals can contribute to environmental sustainability, regardless of age. Celebration Retirement Village has received a preliminary EDGE certificate from GBCSA.
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
Reduced window to wall ratio, energy-saving lighting, lighting controls for outdoor lighting and solar hot water collectors.
Low-flow showerheads, low-flow faucets for kitchen and bathroom sinks, and dual-flush water closets.
Hollow core precast floor slabs, micro concrete tiles on timber rafters for roof construction, facing brick and solid concrete blocks for external walls and solid dense concrete blocks for internal 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.