Edificio Jorge Hoyos Vasquez

Edificio Jorge Hoyos Vasquez P.U.J


Edificio Jorge Hoyos Vasquez P.U.J is a new building on the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana campus in Bogotá. The building will not only serve those new to the campus but will also be open to those throughout the city.

The 10-story building was strategically designed to make use of its surrounding environment, allowing for ample natural light in the morning and natural ventilation using the winds from the nearby mountains. Resource-efficient technologies were also installed to reduce its environmental impact and lower its carbon footprint. An energy-efficient cooling system, external shading devices, occupancy sensors, and LED lighting contribute to the building’s energy savings, while water-efficient landscaping and plumbing fixtures will contribute to the building’s water savings.

Edificio Jorge Hoyos Vasquez P.U.J  is the latest addition to Pontificia Universidad Javeriana’s plan to build and renovate a series of its buildings, increasing the resource efficiency of its campus. Committed to building a sustainable campus, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana has also EDGE-certified the Gerardo Arango S.J. Building – School of Arts and the Research and Laboratories Building of the Faculty of Engineering.

Edificio Jorge Hoyos Vasquez P.U.J has received EDGE Advanced certification from CAMACOL.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



42%

Energy Savings*


39%

Water Savings


43%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


Reduced window-to-wall ratio, external shading devices, insulation of the roof and external walls, low-E coated glass, natural ventilation for the classrooms, a variable refrigerant volume (VRV) cooling system, photoelectric sensors to harvest daylight, energy-saving lighting in internal and external spaces, and occupancy sensors in bathrooms, classrooms, and corridors.


Water


Low-flow faucets and water-efficient landscaping, flush for water closets in all bathrooms, urinals, and faucets for kitchen sinks.


Materials


In-situ trough concrete for the floor, aluminum-clad sandwich panel for the roof, plasterboards on metal studs with insulation for internal walls, time weatherboard on timber studs and aluminum profile cladding for external walls, and vinyl flooring.


*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.

Location:


Carrera 7 40b-36
Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia

More Information:


Stage:


Final EDGE Certification

Date:


October 2020

Floor Space:


11,003 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


36.4 tCO2/Year

Qwetu Parklands

Qwetu Parklands


Qwetu Parklands is a new residential community for students in Nairobi. The community will be home to more than 500 students from various colleges and universities, including the University of Nairobi, Mount Kenya University, Bridge College, Evelyn College of Design, Graffins College, Kenya Institute of Management, and Kenya Methodist University. Students will benefit from the community’s central location, within ten minutes of Nairobi’s central business district.

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, Acorn Holdings Limited (AHL) has worked with Helios Investment Partners, a leading Africa-focused private equity firm, to address the housing-gap in Kenya. The company is committed to certifying its portfolio with EDGE and has also achieved an EDGE certificate for its Qwetu WilsonView project.

Qwetu Parklands has received final EDGE certification from Sintali-SGS.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



33%

Energy Savings*


45%

Water Savings


37%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


A reduced window-to-wall ratio and energy-saving lighting in internal, external, and back-of-house spaces.


Water


Water-efficient single-flush water closets and faucets for kitchen sinks and low-flow showerheads and faucets for guest rooms.


Materials


In-situ reinforced concrete for the floor and roof, 3-D wire panel with ‘shot-crete’ on both sides for internal walls, and solid dense concrete blocks for 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.

Location:


13759 James Gichuru
Nairobi, Kenya

More Information:


Stage:


Final EDGE Certification

Date:


September 2020

Floor Space:


10,039 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


116.4 tCO2/Year

Qwetu WilsonView

Qwetu WilsonView


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



23%

Energy Savings*


31%

Water Savings


31%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


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.


Water


Dual-flush water closets in all bathrooms, low-flow showerheads, and water-efficient washing machines and faucets for kitchen sinks.


Materials


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.

Location:


13759 Nairobi
Nairobi, Kenya

More Information:


Stage:


Preliminary EDGE Certificate

Date:


October 2019

Floor Space:


11,723 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


155.1 tCO2/Year

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