The project is part of the wider strategy of Transcend to invest in affordable housing across South Africa. Projects are located close to job opportunities, transport corridors and other amenities such as schools.
Terenure has received a Preliminary EDGE Certificate from Green Building Council South Africa.
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
Reduced window to wall ratio, energy-saving lighting for internal spaces, smart meters and solar photovoltaics covering 26.86% of electricity use.
Low-flow showerheads, low-flow faucets for kitchen sinks and washbasins, and single flush for water closets.
Re-use of existing slabs for floor and roof construction, re-use of existing walls for internal and external walls, and re-use of existing flooring and 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.