Dedicated to addressing the affordable housing crisis, EchoStone provides solutions that rapidly deliver sustainable housing to low and middle-income communities around the world. Peridot Parkland Estate, located in Lagos, represents the first 251 houses that Echostone has constructed in Africa. EchoStone plans to construct a total of 182,000 EDGE-certified homes by 2023.
The construction of Peridot Parkland Estate reflects EchoStone’s commitment to public-private partnerships which is the cornerstone of their inaugural project. Partners like the Swedish architectural firm Tengbom, which was ranked the fourth most innovative architectural firm in the world according to Fast Company, contributed to the resource-efficient design of Peridot Parkland Estate. Each of the two-bedroom homes in the community feature low-flow faucets, energy-saving lighting, and more, reducing the use of water and energy in each unit.
The EchoStone Housing System also contributes to the building’s resource-efficiency through its innovative construction methods. Each building is constructed using cellular lightweight concrete (CLC) that outperforms traditional construction materials. The EchoStone machine, coined “concrete-factory-on-wheels”, distributes concrete into lightweight plastic forms, which can then be reused hundreds of times. This system provides a more durable monolithic structure and ongoing cost savings to homeowners through lower utility bills. EchoStone substitutes heavy machinery with paradigm-shifting technologies, also providing greater employment opportunities for the local construction sector. This ultimately produces high-quality, resource-efficient homes without compromising on affordability
Peridot Parkland Estate has received EDGE Advanced certification from thinkstep-SGS. For more information, read a case study provided by EchoStone.
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
Reduced window to wall ratio and energy-saving lighting.
Low-flow showerheads, low-flow faucets for kitchen sinks and dual-flush water closets.
Controlled use of concrete for internal and external walls and aluminum sheets on timber rafters for roof construction.
*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.