Equites Park Riverfields is a mixed office and operations complex located in the Riverfields development area, a fast-growing logistics node in Kempton Park, Johannesburg, South Africa. It is comprised of three workshops, a machine test track, and head office.
Equites Park was developed by Equites Property Fund for Sandvik, a global mining and technology company. All four sub-projects comprising Equites Park Riverfields have achieved preliminary EDGE Advanced certification, incorporating resource-efficient technologies such as roof insulation, low-e glassing, energy-saving lightbulbs, and water-efficient plumbing fixtures as well as solar photovoltaics covering 55% of total energy use. These technologies will lower the facility’s operating costs as well as reduce its carbon footprint.
Equites Park Riverfields has received a Preliminary EDGE Advanced Certificate from Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI).
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
Reduced window to wall ratio, insulation of roof, low emissivity coated glass, and energy-saving light bulbs for internal spaces and solar photovoltaics.
Low-flow faucets, efficient flush for water closets and water-efficient urinals in all bathrooms, water efficient kitchen faucets.
Plasterboards on metal studs for internal walls, common bricks with internal and external plaster for external walls and in-situ reinforced concrete slab for floor and roof.
*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.