Fourleaf Estate is a residential development in Port Elizabeth offering 323 affordable housing units to low and middle-income families. Developed by award-winning EDGE certification pioneer Similan Properties, Fourleaf Estate redefines the concept of green housing at an affordable price in South Africa. Its sustainable design and practices, such as the community’s mandatory recycling requirements, demonstrate Similan Properties’ commitment to conservation within community-oriented developments.
Fourleaf Estate’s homeowners will enjoy its close location to schools, recreational facilities and medical centers. Residents live within short walking distance of public transportation, while enjoying convenient access to Port Elizabeth International Airport, only a 30-minute drive away.
The Fourleaf Estate project is funded by the Housing Impact Fund of South Africa (HIFSA) and financially managed by Old Mutual Alternative Investments (OMAI). Fourleaf Estate has received final EDGE certification from the Green Building Council of South Africa.
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
Reduced window to wall ratio, roof insulation and heat pump for hot water.
Low-flow faucets in bathrooms and dual-flush water closets.
Clay roofing tiles on timber rafters for roof construction, cored bricks with plaster on both sides for internal and external walls, and cellulose roof insulation.
*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.