Landmark Place Karen is a retail center situated within the old Karen shopping area of Nairobi, Kenya.
The building is set to provide numerous positive benefits to the building operations in terms of utility cost savings, resilience against utility disruptions and shortages, and occupant health and well-being. By tackling sustainability at the very early stages of design there was minimal disruption to costs and design and has resulted in a high performing building providing long term costs savings.
Landmark Place Karen has received an EDGE Advanced Preliminary Certificate from Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI).
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
Reduced Window to Wall Ratio, External Shading Devices, high performance thermal glass, occupancy sensors, solar photovoltaics, Low Energy Lighting
Water efficient showers, toilets, and faucets
Floor concrete filler slab, steel sheeting on steel rafters, external and internal on timber rafters, and aluminum 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.