Guizhou Tower is a landmark building located in Guiyang, the provincial capital of Guizhou. The mixed-use tower is home to offices, loft-style apartments and a public area with restaurants and shops. The property is ideally located in the new central business district, Guanshanhu, and only a few minutes’ walk away from the newly finished light rail system.
Guizhou Tower utilizes resource-efficient features and technologies to reduce its environmental impact and save on operating costs. An energy-efficient air conditioning system, roof insulation, and a high efficiency boiler for space heating reduce the building’s energy use, while water-efficient plumbing fixtures and a rain harvesting system reduce the building’s water use.
The investor of the project, Asia Green Real Estate, has worked with IFC since 2017 to help its clients identify the most cost-effective solutions to build green. Asia Green Real Estate has dedicated green building experts who analyze the resource efficiency of each project and help develop buildings that are environmentally, economically, and socially sound. The company has already invested in more than two million square meters of sustainable floor space and has achieved EDGE certification for a number of projects, including Ecoloft Jababeka Cikarang, Verde Two Terraverde Tower, Samara Suites, and Verde Two Monteverde Tower.
Guizhou Tower has received final EDGE certification from GBCI.
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
Insulation of external walls, low-e coated glass, air conditioning with a water-cooled chiller, variable speed drive pumps, a high-efficiency condensing boiler for space heating, air economizers during favorable outdoor conditions, energy-saving lighting in internal and external spaces, and lighting controls for corridors and staircases.
Dual-flush water closets, low-flow faucets in bathrooms, water-efficient urinals and faucets in kitchen sinks, and a rainwater harvesting system.
In-situ reinforced concrete for the floor and roof, common brick with plaster on both sides for internal walls, autoclaved aerated concrete blocks for external walls, and ceramic tile flooring.
*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.