Zevenwacht Lifestyle Estate
Located only a short drive away from Cape Town on the famous Stellenbosch Wine Route, the Zevenwacht Lifestyle Estate provides a peaceful retirement home in the Western Cape’s rolling green hills. The development is named after the Zevenwacht Wine Estate, which is located adjacent to the property. Zevenwacht Lifestyle Estate has a total of 96 two and three-bedroom apartments and homes in addition to a health care center and assisted living suites. Residents can enjoy the many amenities available at the complex as well as the nearby hiking trails and outdoor activities with views of False Bay and Table Mountain.
Each unit at Zevenwacht Lifestyle Estate has resource-efficient features like solar hot water collectors and low-flow showerheads and faucets to help residents live a more sustainable lifestyle with reduced utility bills. The materials used to build Zevenwacht Lifestyle Estate include micro concrete tiling on the roof and cored brick walls, both of which help reduce embodied energy in materials. Building green added very little additional cost to Multi Spectrum Property (MSP), the developer of the property, and they are expected to recover the costs from their investment in a little over one year.
MSP is one of the largest housing developers in the Western Cape and since its creation in 2002, they have remained committed to building uniquely designed homes that are environmentally friendly and sustainable. MSP builds homes, industrial, commercial and retail buildings across South Africa.
Zevenwacht Lifestyle Estate has received a preliminary EDGE certificate from the Green Building Council of South Africa.
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
Reduced window to wall ratio, insulated roof, energy-saving lighting and solar hot water collectors.
Low-flow showerheads, low-flow faucets and dual flush water closets.
Micro concrete tiles on timber rafters and cored bricks with internal and external plaster 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.