Greenage Student Housing – University of Abuja
Greenage is a climate and socio-environmental focused, private sector-led initiative that addresses the student housing gap in Nigeria. At the University of Abuja, Greenage Student Housing will do its part to help close the gap with 248 rooms.
Aligned with Nigeria’s commitment to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent by 2030, the new housing at the University of Abuja will utilize resource-efficient design features and technologies to lower the project’s carbon footprint. LED lighting, external shading devices and solar photovoltaics will be installed to reduce the building’s energy use.
The student housing will also reduce water use with dual-flush water closets, low-flow plumbing fixtures and a rainwater harvesting system.
Greenage Student Housing at the University of Abuja has received an EDGE Advanced certificate from thinkstep-SGS.
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
External shading devices, low-e coated glass, natural ventilation in student bedrooms, solar photovoltaics and energy-saving lighting in internal, external and back-of-house spaces.
Dual-flush water closets in student bedrooms and bathrooms, water-efficient landscaping and kitchen faucets, a rainwater harvesting system, and low-flow showerheads, aerators and auto shut-off faucets in student bathrooms.
In-situ reinforced concrete for the floor slab, aluminum sheets on timber rafters for the roof, medium weight hollow concrete blocks for internal and external walls and UPVC window frames.
*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.