Guizhou Tower

Guizhou Tower


Guizhou Tower is a landmark building located in Guiyang, the provincial capital of Guizhou. The mixed-use tower is home to offices, loft-style apartments and a public area with restaurants and shops. The property is ideally located in the new central business district, Guanshanhu, and only a few minutes’ walk away from the newly finished light rail system.

Guizhou Tower utilizes resource-efficient features and technologies to reduce its environmental impact and save on operating costs. An energy-efficient air conditioning system, roof insulation, and a high efficiency boiler for space heating reduce the building’s energy use, while water-efficient plumbing fixtures and a rain harvesting system reduce the building’s water use.

The investor of the project, Asia Green Real Estate, has worked with IFC since 2017 to help its clients identify the most cost-effective solutions to build green. Asia Green Real Estate has dedicated green building experts who analyze the resource efficiency of each project and help develop buildings that are environmentally, economically, and socially sound. The company has already invested in more than two million square meters of sustainable floor space and has achieved EDGE certification for a number of projects, including Ecoloft Jababeka Cikarang, Verde Two Terraverde Tower, Samara Suites, and Verde Two Monteverde Tower.

Guizhou Tower has received final EDGE certification from GBCI.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



22%

Energy Savings*


34%

Water Savings


30%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


Insulation of external walls, low-e coated glass, air conditioning with a water-cooled chiller, variable speed drive pumps, a high-efficiency condensing boiler for space heating, air economizers during favorable outdoor conditions, energy-saving lighting in internal and external spaces, and lighting controls for corridors and staircases.


Water


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


Materials


In-situ reinforced concrete for the floor and roof, common brick with plaster on both sides for internal walls, autoclaved aerated concrete blocks for external walls, and ceramic tile 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:


Jinyang Road cross Guanshan Road
Guiyang, Guizhou, China

More Information:


Stage:


Final EDGE Certification

Date:


March 2020

Floor Space:


105,716 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


1,089.5 tCO2/Year

MRCB New Office Building

The MRCB New Office Building in Manshaan, China has achieved a preliminary EDGE certificate from thinkstep-SGS.

MRCB New Office Building


As a pioneer of green financing for small and medium banks across China, Maanshan Rural Commercial Bank (MRCB) decided to design and build its own green office. The bank is the first prefecture-level city farmer’s bank in China and it provides financial services to primarily rural farmers and small and medium enterprises. Its new office complex consists of a 37-floor main building and two podium buildings on either side. MCRB’s New Office Building will make a mark on the skyline of Maanshan, where the local government recently prioritized green buildings as critical for urban planning through 2020.

The office’s green design will ensure that the company saves on operational costs and uses fewer natural resources. An insulated roof, energy-efficient air conditioning and higher-thermal performance glass all conserve energy, while low-flow faucets and dual flush water closets save up to 46 percent in water use compared to a conventionally-designed office building. These green features will save the company up to $800 per month in utility bills.

MRCB has led the way in greening China’s building market and has implemented its own innovative solutions to improving China’s ability to build green. Its Green Bee Green Financial Information Platform, developed in partnership with IFC, provides an interactive source for industry think tanks, financial institutions and enterprises to obtain market information for green financing. The bank is committed to providing green financial products to its customers in the coming years. The MRCB New Office Building has achieved a preliminary EDGE certificate from thinkstep-SGS.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



21%

Energy Savings*


46%

Water Savings


35%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


Reduced window to wall ratio, insulated roof and external walls, higher-thermal performance glass, energy-efficient air conditioning, high-efficiency condensing boiler for space heating and energy-saving lighting.


Water


Low-flow faucets for bathrooms and kitchens, dual flush water closets and water-efficient urinals.


Materials


Curtain walling for external walls and autoclaved aerated 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:


Southwest Corner of the Cross of Taibai Street and Donghu Road
Yushan District Maanshan, Anhui, China

More Information:


Stage:


Preliminary EDGE Certificate

Date:


April 2018

Floor Space:


60,302 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


1,112.8 tCO2/Year

Johnson Controls HQ Asia Pacific

Johnson Controls wins final EDGE certification from GBCI for its Gensler-designed Asian headquarters in Shanghai.

Johnson Controls HQ Asia Pacific

Designed by global architectural firm Gensler, the Shanghai headquarters of Johnson Controls is a five-story, 54,000m2 campus with an automatic internal shading system and insulation technologies to manage indoor temperatures, a rainwater harvesting system covering 50% of the building’s green rooftop, and a solar hot water system, among other sustainable design features.

Johnson Controls is a diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. The corporation’s 130,000 employees deliver quality products, services and solutions to optimize the performance of buildings, as well as advanced batteries, components and systems for automobiles. As a symbol of what is possible to achieve in China and the region, Johnson Controls has received LEED Platinum certification in addition to final EDGE certification, which has been awarded by GBCI.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification


45%

Energy Savings*


42%

Water Savings


21%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions

Energy

Reduced window to wall ratio, insulation of roof and external walls, higher thermal performance glass, energy-efficient air conditioning with water-cooled chiller, variable frequency drives in AHUS, variable speed drives pumps, sensible heat recovery from exhaust air, high efficiency condensing boiler for space heating, air economizers during favorable outdoor conditions, energy-saving lighting system, lighting controls for corridors and staircases, occupancy sensors, daylight photoelectric sensors for internal spaces and solar photovoltaics.

Water

Low-flow plumbing fixtures and dual-flush water closets, rainwater harvesting system and a grey water treatment and recycling system.

Materials

In-situ concrete with pulverized fly ash for floor slabs and roof construction, aluminium profile cladding for external walls, nylon carpets and stone slabs for flooring, mineral wool wall insulation and polystyrene roof 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:


Johnson Controls HQ Asia Pacific
Building 11
#518 North Fuquan Road
Shanghai, China

More Information:


Stage:


Final EDGE Certification

Date:


June 2017

Floor Space:


44,934m2

Total CO2 Savings:


1,069 tCO2/Year

Bruck Passive House Hotel

Designed by Peter Ruge Architekten of Germany, the Bruck Passive House is a 46-room boutique hotel built with the principles of passive house design. In addition to EDGE certification, Bruck has received China’s Three Star rating and has been certified by the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB).

Bruck Passive House Hotel

Designed by Peter Ruge Architekten of Germany, the Bruck Passive House is a 46-room boutique hotel built with the principles of passive house design. The building uses an advanced, well-insulated external structure for excellent thermal performance, keeping indoor air temperate and fresh for guests in both summer and winter. The height of the building was controlled in order to create a natural integration with the surrounding environment.

In addition to EDGE certification, Bruck has received China’s Three Star rating and has been certified by the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB). The project was co-built by the Passive House Institute of Germany, Deutsche Energie-Agentur and the Landsea Group, a member of the China Green Construction Committee that pursues projects oriented towards health, comfort, energy savings and environmental protection. Landsea has plans to develop more projects in the future that will achieve EDGE certification.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification


47%

Energy Savings*


42%

Water Savings


34%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions

Energy

External shading devices, insulation of roof and external walls, higher thermal performance glass, energy-efficient air conditioning with air-cooled screw chiller, sensible heat recovery from exhaust air, energy-saving lighting system and solar hot water collectors.

Water

Low-flow showerheads, low-flow faucets, and dual-flush water closets in all guest rooms; rainwater harvesting system; and grey water treatment and recycling system.

Materials

Solid dense concrete blocks for internal and external walls; laminated wooden flooring; and timber 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:


Tuying Holiday Resort
No. 1 Chengshan Road
Changxing County
Zhejiang Province, China

More Information:


Stage:


Final EDGE Certification

Date:


October 2015

Floor Space:


2,974m2

Total CO2 Savings:


245 tCO2/Year