Grupo OL Head Office has been granted final EDGE Advanced Certification from GBCI.

Grupo OL Head Office

Grupo OL Head Office


The Head Office of Grupo OL is located in the commercial area of Lima. The building was constructed with energy and water saving measures in order to improve the resource efficiency of the building. The resource efficiency of the head office is aligned with Grupo OL’s commitment to reducing the environmental impact of its operations.

The Grupo OL Head Office has received EDGE Advanced certification from GBCI.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



56%

Energy Savings*


49%

Water Savings


56%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


Reduced window-to-wall ratio, air conditioning with an air cooled screw chiller, and energy-saving lighting in internal and external spaces.


Water


Efficient-flush water closets and water-efficient urinals.


Materials


Concrete filler slab with Polystyrene blocks for the floors and roof construction, in-situ reinforced concrete for the roof construction, medium weight hollow concrete blocks for the internal and external walls, plasterboards on timber studs for internal walls, and in-situ reinforced 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:


Avenida Gral. Cesar Canevaro Nº 979 Lote 19 Mz. A3, Fundo Lobaton, Lince
Lima, Peru

More Information:


Stage:


Final EDGE Certification

Date:


October 2020

Floor Space:


763 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


30.1 tCO2/Year

The Trade and Development Bank Nairobi Regional Office has been granted a preliminary EDGE certificate from GBCI.

Trade and Development Bank Tower

Trade and Development Bank Tower


TDB Group is proud to add it’s regional HQ office building to the early pool of EDGE certified projects in Kenya. TDB Group is committed to sustainability and this building is a testament to its values.

Beyond incorporating resource-efficient design features and technologies, TDB also incorporated waste management and sustainable material procurement into the development of the project.

TDB Group’s Regional Nairobi Office Tower has received a preliminary EDGE certificate from GBCI.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



21%

Energy Savings*


36%

Water Savings


33%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


Reduced window-to-wall ratio, external shading devices, higher thermal performance glass, energy-saving lighting in internal and external spaces, and occupancy sensors in bathrooms, conference rooms, and closed cabins.


Water


Efficient-flush water closets, water-efficient urinals, low-flow faucets in all bathrooms, a rainwater harvesting system, and a grey water treatment and recycling system.


Materials


Concrete filler slab for the floor, in-situ reinforced concrete slab for the roof construction, machine cut unpolished stone blocks for internal and external walls, curtain external walling, and terrazzo and finished concrete 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:


184 Lenana Road
Nairobi, Kenya

More Information:


Stage:


Preliminary EDGE Certificate

Date:


October 2020

Floor Space:


9,234 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


50.0 tCO2/Year

Cal Bank Head Office Tower

Cal Bank Head Office Tower


Cal Bank’s head office facility is a 12-story building in Accra. The resource-efficient office building is aligned with Cal Bank’s commitment to integrate environmental and social management into its business activities and operations.

Cal Bank Head Office Tower has received final EDGE certification from thinkstep-SGS.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



36%

Energy Savings*


56%

Water Savings


32%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


Solar photovoltaics, energy-saving lighting in internal and external spaces, lighting controls for corridors and staircases, and occupancy sensors in bathrooms, conference rooms, closed cabins, and open offices.


Water


Dual-flush water closets, water-efficient urinals, low-flow faucets, and a rainwater harvesting system.


Materials


In-situ reinforced concrete slab for the floor and roof construction, plasterboards on metal studs for internal walls, and aluminum profile cladding 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:


23 Independence Ave
Accra, Ghana

More Information:


Stage:


Final EDGE Certification

Date:


December 2019

Floor Space:


10,000 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


214.5 tCO2/Year

Vizcaya Plaza y Residencias

Vizcaya Plaza y Residencias


Vizcaya Plaza y Residencias is a new mixed-use development in Guayaquil. Featuring 192 homes and 72 commercial premises or offices, the development is ideally located near Bicentennial Park in Ciudad Celeste – a growing sector of the city.

The development was designed to reduce energy and water usage, lowering utility bills for residents and lowering operational costs for tenants. Reflective paint, external shading devices, and LED lighting will contribute to energy savings, while low-flow plumbing fixtures will contribute to water savings.

Soliose S.A., the developer of the project, is committed to reducing the environmental impact of its projects.  EDGE certification has become a part of the company’s strategic plan for sustainable development with plans to certify all of its projects going forward. Vizcaya Plaza y Residencias has also been financed by Banco Bolivariano, which is committed to the sustainable development of Ecuador.

Vizcaya Plaza y Residencias has received a preliminary EDGE certificate from GBCI.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



23%

Energy Savings*


44%

Water Savings


66%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


Reflective paint for external walls, external shading devices, insulation of the roof, energy-saving lighting for internal and external spaces, and lighting controls for corridors and staircases.


Water


Dual-flush water closets and low-flow showerheads and faucets for kitchen sinks and washbasins.


Materials


In-situ trough concrete for the floor and roof construction, honeycomb clay blocks with plaster for internal and 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:


Via Ciudad Celeste, Km 9.4 Via Samborondon
Guayas, Ecuador

More Information:


Stage:


Preliminary EDGE Certificate

Date:


January 2021

Floor Space:


23,224 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


304.8 tCO2/Year

GRUPAK Corrugado Hidalgo – Oficinas

GRUPAK Corrugado Hidalgo – Oficinas


Grupak, a Mexican company with more than 60 years in the corrugated cardboard packaging and paper industry, has opened a new corrugated packaging plant in Hidalgo. The plant includes more than 2,500 square meters of office space.

Resource-efficient design and technologies were incorporated into the plant’s offices to reduce their energy and water usage. The technologies include higher thermal performance glass, an energy-efficient cooling system, LED lighting, low-flow plumbing fixtures, and a black water treatment and recycling system.

The offices are aligned with Grupak’s commitment to sustainable operations and to the care of the environment and available natural resources. Grupak extends this commitment to their products, offering high quality and one hundred percent recyclable goods. The company’s operations system also aligns with the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) scheme, which guarantees their commitment to environmental management. Grupak also operates in Cuernavaca (corrugated paper and packaging plant), Toluca (corrugated packaging plant), Hidalgo (paper and corrugated packaging plant), and with six suppliers for the collection of recycled fiber and offices corporations in Mexico City.

GRUPAK Corrugado Hidalgo –Oficinas has received an EDGE Advanced certificate from GBCI.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



54%

Energy Savings*


59%

Water Savings


40%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


Reduced window to wall ratio, reflective paint/tiles for the roof, higher thermal performance glass, a variable refrigerant volume (VRV) cooling system, energy-saving lighting in internal and external spaces, and occupancy sensors.


Water


Water-efficient water closets and urinals, low-flow faucets in bathrooms, and a black water treatment and recycling system.


Materials


In-situ reinforced concrete slab for the floor, composite in-situ concrete and steel deck for the roof, plasterboards on metal studs for internal and external walls, and medium weight hollow concrete blocks for internal 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:


Carretera Federal Pachuca – CD. Sahagún Tramo CD. Sahagún, Emiliano Zapata KM 20
Emiliano Zapata, Hidalgo, Mexico

More Information:


Stage:


Preliminary EDGE Certificate

Date:


June 2020

Floor Space:


2,680 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


120.5 tCO2/Year

Alliance Place

Alliance Place


Alliance Place is a Grade-A office building situated in Ikoyi, Lagos. The modern eco-friendly office features a light and airy ground floor reception area and over seven floors of flexible office space.

Resource-efficient design features and technologies were installed to reduce the office building’s environmental impact and lower its operating costs. The orientation of the building was also considered, optimizing the office’s natural daylight and ventilation.

Alliance Place was developed by Edimara Properties Limited, a joint venture between the African Capital Alliance (ACA) and Samges Investments Limited. Tenants include the ACA and IFC, a member of the World Bank Group. The resource-efficient building aligns with both organizations’ commitments to sustainable development.

Alliance Place has received final EDGE certification from Sintali-SGS.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



23%

Energy Savings*


32%

Water Savings


22%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


Reduced window to wall ratio, higher thermal performance glass, variable refrigerant flow (VRF) system, and energy-saving lighting.


Water


Low-flow faucets and water-efficient water closets and urinals in all bathrooms.


Materials


In-situ reinforced concrete slab for the floor, steel sheets on steel rafters for the roof, solid dense concrete blocks for internal and external walls, plasterboards on metal studs for internal walls, and aluminum profile cladding 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:


33A Alfred Rewane (Kingsway) Road
Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria

More Information:


Stage:


Final EDGE Certification

Date:


September 2020

Floor Space:


9,949 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


105.9 tCO2/Year

ProCredit Bank Bulgaria Head Office

ProCredit Bank Bulgaria Head Office


The Head Office of ProCredit Bank Bulgaria is the first building in the ProCredit Group to achieve EDGE Zero Carbon certification. Zero Carbon status is awarded to EDGE-certified projects that have offset 100% of their operational emissions and have reached at least 40% energy savings onsite compared to a base case building. This achievement reflects ProCredit’s strategy of reducing its environmental impact through various measures.

LED lighting, insulation, energy-efficient cooling and ventilation systems, sensible heat recovery from exhaust air, and a solar photovoltaic plant were installed in the office to achieve 50 percent onsite energy savings. The remaining CO2 emissions will be offset through biogas production from the local wastewater treatment plant.

The ProCredit Group is made up of development-oriented commercial banks operating in Southeastern and Eastern Europe and South America. The group is committed to minimizing the impact of its lending operations and encouraging its clients to invest in an environmentally-responsible way.

ProCredit Bank’s head office in Bulgaria has received EDGE Zero Carbon certification from Sintali-SGS.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



50%

Energy Savings*


46%

Water Savings


94%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


Reduced window-to-wall ratio, insulation of the roof and external walls, higher thermal performance glass, an energy-efficient air conditioning system, solar photovoltaics, energy-saving lighting in internal spaces, occupancy sensors, offsite renewable energy procurement, and carbon offsets.


Water


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


Materials


Re-use of existing floor, roof, walls, 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.

Location:


26 Todor Aleksandrov bul.
Sofia, Bulgaria

Stage:


Final EDGE Certification

Date:


May 2020

Floor Space:


4,872 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


463.3 tCO2/Year

The Promenade

The Promenade


The Promenade is a multi-tenant commercial office building in the Westlands area of Nairobi. The seven-story building offers high quality office and retail accommodation for tenants looking for a sustainable and flexible working environment. Tenants also enjoy the building’s generous balconies and breakout areas, which provide space for relaxation and provide an opportunity to connect with the surrounding landscape.

The commercial building utilizes resource-efficient design features and technologies to reduce its environmental impact and lower its operating costs. Higher thermal performance glass, LED lighting, and occupancy sensors were installed to reduce the building’s energy use, while low-flow and water-efficient plumbing fixtures were installed to reduce the building’s water use.

The building’s developer, Krystal Investment Ltd, was committed to improving the resource efficiency of the Promenade, especially regarding the building’s water usage. As the water demand in Nairobi has skyrocketed due to ever increasing modernization and construction in the city, a water-efficient building has become essential. The building was also designed by Symbion architects and constructed by Parbat Seyani.

The Promenade has received final EDGE certification from GBCI.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



27%

Energy Savings*


52%

Water Savings


22%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


Higher thermal performance glass, energy-saving lighting in internal and external spaces, lighting controls for corridors and staircases, and occupancy sensors in bathrooms, conference rooms, and closed cabins.


Water


Low-flow faucets in bathrooms and water-efficient single-flush water closets and urinals.


Materials


Hollow core precast slab for the floors, in-situ waffle concrete for the roof, in-situ reinforced internal walls, and machine cut unpolished stone blocks 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:


General Mathenge Drive
Nairobi, Kenya

More Information:


Stage:


Final EDGE Certification

Date:


November 2020

Floor Space:


22,709 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


189.4 tCO2/Year

A.Shridhar Athens

A.Shridhar Athens


Athens is a new 13-story office and retail building in Ahmedabad, which is one of 100 cities in India to be designated a Smart City under the government’s Smart Cities Mission. Offices, starting at 618 square feet, are available for rent, as is ample retail space. Tenants will enjoy the building’s contemporary features and strategic location.

Athens will utilize resource-efficient design features and technologies to reduce its environmental impact and lower its carbon footprint. A multitude of energy and water saving solutions will be installed, including high thermal performance glass, LED lighting, a VRV cooling system, water-efficient and low-flow plumbing fixtures, and a black water treatment and recycling system. The energy and water savings will lower tenants’ utility bills, reducing their operating costs.

The developer, A.Shridhar Group, brings together a vision of sustainability, power, and thoughtful design in its projects. The architect, 99 Studio, is one of the top architects in Ahmedabad, known for incorporating sustainability into its designs. Working with the engineering team, 99 Studio made design choices that reduced the amount of concrete used in the structure and adjusted the design to be North facing, which reduced the building’s solar gain. By working all together, the developer, architect, and engineers were able to create a sustainable icon for the city.

Athens has received a preliminary EDGE certificate from GBCI.  The offices portion of the building has achieved an EDGE Advanced certificate, achieving energy savings of over 40 percent.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



46%

Energy Savings*


51%

Water Savings


32%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


Reduced window-to-wall ratio, higher thermal performance glass, energy-saving lighting in internal and external spaces, lighting controls for corridors and staircases, and occupancy sensors in all bathrooms, conference rooms and closed cabins.


Water


Low-flow faucets for bathrooms, a black water treatment and recycling system, and water-efficient urinals.


Materials


In-situ reinforced concrete for the floor and roof and autoclaved aerated concrete blocks for the 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:


Zasiki Rani, Surendra Mangaldas Road
Ahmedabad, Ambawadi, Gujarat, India

More Information:


Stage:


Preliminary EDGE Certificate

Date:


October 2020

Floor Space:


23,235 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


1,031.0 tCO2/Year

Hotel Le Parc, Beyond the Stars

Hotel Le Parc, Beyond the Stars


The Le Parc project is a new building complex in Quito, ideally located on República del Salvador street in the financial center of the city. The project’s two 18-story towers will incorporate the existing Hotel Le Parc and will include space for homes and offices. A vertical mixed organizational system and independent fixed points of entry will differentiate the spaces.

The redesigned Hotel Le Parc will serve as example of resource efficiency for the hospitality industry in Ecuador. Guests of the hotel, whether in Quito for business or leisure, will enjoy the property’s numerous amenities.

The complex will utilize resource-efficient design features and technologies to reduce its environmental impact and lower its carbon footprint. The hotel and accompanying spaces will use a multitude of technologies such as high-performance glass, LED lighting, solar photovoltaics, water-efficient plumbing fixtures, and a rainwater harvesting system to save energy and water.

The promoter for the project, Commonplace/Gabriela Sommerfeld, was determined to develop the complex and restore Hotel Le Parc in an environmentally friendly way. Christian Wiese Architects, Adriana Hoyos Design Studio, and Arch-Bio Company were enlisted to include green features in the design and construction of the property.

Hotel Le Parc has received an EDGE Advanced certificate from GBCI.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



48%

Energy Savings*


59%

Water Savings


35%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


Reduced window-to-wall ratio, insulation of the roof and external walls, higher thermal performance glass, a heat pump for hot water generation, solar photovoltaics, energy-saving lighting in internal and common areas, and lighting controls for common areas and outdoor spaces.


Water


Dual-flush water closets all bathrooms, low-flow showerheads, water-efficient urinals, aerators and auto shut-off faucets, and a rainwater harvesting system.


Materials


In-situ reinforced concrete and steel deck (permanent shuttering), plasterboards on metal studs for internal and external walls, polystyrene roof insulation, and glass wool wall insulation.


*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:


Avenida República del Salvador y Calle Moscú
Quito, Ecuador

More Information:


Stage:


Preliminary EDGE Certificate

Date:


October 2020

Floor Space:


14,244 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


424.0 tCO2/Year