Qwetu WilsonView is a new residential community for students in Nairobi. The community will be home to more than 700 students from various colleges and universities, including Strathmore University, Riara University, Daystar University, Catholic University of Eastern Africa, and a variety of aviation colleges in the city. Students will benefit from the community’s proximity to T-Mall, Java Mbagathi Way, Wilson Aiport, and Galleria Mall.
The residential community will utilize resource-efficient design features and technologies to conserve natural resources, including LED lighting and low-flow plumbing fixtures. The resource-efficient design will also lower the community’s carbon footprint.
The developer of the project, Acorn Holdings Limited (AHL), is committed to developing and managing high quality, affordable, and purpose-built rental accommodation for students. Since 2015, AHL has worked with Helios Investment Partners, a leading Africa-focused private equity firm, to address the housing-gap in Kenya.
Qwetu WilsonView has received a preliminary EDGE certificate from thinkstep-SGS.
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
Reduced window-to-wall ratio, insulation of external walls, occupancy sensors in bathrooms, and energy-saving lighting in internal, external, and back-of-house spaces.
Dual-flush water closets in all bathrooms, low-flow showerheads, and water-efficient washing machines and faucets for kitchen sinks.
Concrete filler slab for the floor and roof, and 3-D wire panel with ‘shot-crete’ on both sides for internal and external walls.
*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.