Chabuma S.A.

Panamera

Tecina

World Council of Credit Unions

Village Dominique

Village Dominique, located in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, has received a preliminary EDGE certificate from GBCI.

Village Dominique


The Village Dominique housing community provides 37 affordable and resource-efficient homes for lower and middle-income residents on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince, a city where homeownership is often inaccessible to its residents. Developed by Chabuma/Central Home Consortium, the community consists of two-bedroom apartments and three-bedroom homes.

The Consortium received technical assistance from the USAID Haiti HOME program to incorporate green features into the design to ensure the homes are affordable and resource-efficient. Each home has energy-saving features such as solar panels that provide over 40 percent of each household’s energy needs, allowing residents to save on utility bills and channel more funds into other household needs. With these green features, each household is expected to save up to $144 to 180 in utility bills per year, depending on the type of unit. The homes also comply with high seismic design standards to withstand earthquakes and other natural disasters.

Haiti HOME is led by the World Council of Credit Unions in partnership with the Affordable Housing Institute. The program helps make homes accessible to informally employed individuals by providing affordable loans through a special mortgage program developed by Haiti’s Central Bank through the local banking sector. Haiti HOME presents a rare opportunity for Haitian households to achieve the security of homeownership in a country where property rights are difficult to obtain. Village Dominique has received a preliminary EDGE certificate from GBCI.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



44%

Energy Savings*


23%

Water Savings


42%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


Reduced window to wall ratio, energy-saving lighting and solar photovoltaics.


Water


Low-flow showerheads and faucets and water-efficient single-flush water closets.


Materials


Controlled user of concrete for floor slabs and the roof, aluminum sheets on steel rafters for roof construction, solid dense concrete blocks for internal and external walls and aluminum 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:


Santo 3, Croix de Bouquet, Haiti

More Information:


Stage:


Preliminary EDGE Certificate

Date:


August 2019

Floor Space:


3,615 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


54.1 tCO2/Year

Les Residences Vesta

Les Residences Vesta, located in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, has received a preliminary EDGE certificate from GBCI.

Les Residences Vesta


Developed by Panamera, Les Residences Vesta offers affordable homes within a secured community in the Croix-des-Bouquets area near Port-au-Prince. In a country that has experienced a severe housing shortage since the 2010 earthquake, Les Residences Vesta presents a unique opportunity for Haitian families to gain the security of homeownership with safe, resilient and environmentally-friendly homes. The 78 affordable homes are designed to incorporate modern touches and a sense of community-living, while also providing a tranquil escape from the city.

The homes at Les Residences Vesta help residents conserve energy and water, ultimately leading to lower utility bills. The homes are expected to reduce energy use by over 70 percent with energy-efficient features such as solar panels and energy-saving lighting. The homes also have water-efficient fixtures to conserve water, while construction materials such as UPVC window frames reduce embodied energy in materials by nearly 70 percent. Passive design features have helped Panamera to develop Residences Vesta at a lower cost than it would have required to build conventionally. Utility costs of each home are expected to be reduced by approximately 80 percent, helping residents save hundreds of dollars per year.

The project is part of the Haiti Home Ownership and Mortgage Expansion (HOME) project, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), to provide affordable mortgages and resource-efficient homes for Haitians. HOME is managed by the World Council of Credit Unions and the Affordable Housing Institute. The project is changing the housing landscape in Haiti by providing families with the possibility of owning their own home, a dream that was once considered unattainable. Other EDGE-certified projects made possible by HOME include Villa Flora, Village la Fontaine and Domaine de Noailles. Les Residences Vesta has received a preliminary EDGE certificate from GBCI.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



73%

Energy Savings*


27%

Water Savings


68%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


Reduced window to wall ratio, energy-saving lighting and solar photovoltaics.


Water


Low-flow showerheads, low-flow faucets for kitchen sinks and washbasins and dual-flush water closets.


Materials


Controlled use of concrete for floor slabs and roof construction, solid dense concrete blocks for internal and external walls, and UPVC 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:


Livalois, Coix-des-Bouquets, Haiti

More Information:


Stage:


Preliminary EDGE Certificate

Date:


May 2019

Floor Space:


9,382 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


191.2 tCO2/Year

Domaine de Noailles

Developed by Tecina-Estimé, Domaine de Noailles offers affordable housing in Croix-des-Bouquets near Port-au-Prince. The 75 homes, each of which has received a preliminary EDGE certificate, are built on an abandoned mango plantation. The 75 homes are built on an abandoned mango plantation.

Domaine de Noailles

Developed by Tecina-Estimé, Domaine de Noailles offers affordable housing to low and middle-income households in Croix-des-Bouquets near Port-au-Prince.

The 75 homes are built on an abandoned mango plantation, neighboring an artisan’s community where most of Haiti’s famous metal artwork is created. The design seeks to incorporate the unique environmental and cultural qualities of the surrounding community, while ensuring that the homes remain affordable.

Domaine de Noailles incorporates a rainwater harvesting system, energy-saving lighting and insulated roofs and walls, along with solar panels that will provide 100 percent of each household’s energy needs. Each unit’s design adheres to high seismic and hurricane standards to provide resilience in the event of earthquakes and other natural disasters. The utility cost savings on a per unit basis is expected to be hundreds of dollars per year.

The project, which has received a preliminary EDGE certificate from thinkstep-SGS, received support from USAID’s Haiti HOME program managed by the World Council of Credit Unions with Habitat for Humanity and the Affordable Housing Institute.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification


88%

Energy Savings*


50%

Water Savings


41%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions

Energy

Reduced window to wall ratio, insulation of roof and walls, energy-efficient lighting systems, and solar photovoltaics for 100% of energy demand.

Water

Low-flow showerheads, low-flow faucets for kitchen sinks and washbasins, water-efficient water closets, and a rainwater harvesting system.

Materials

Concrete filler slab with polystyrene blocks for roof construction, 3-D wire panel with “shot-crete” on both sides for external walls, and 3-D wire panel with “shot-crete” on both sides for internal walls with 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:


Croix-des-Bouquets
Port-au-Prince, Haiti

More Information:


Stage:


Preliminary EDGE Certificate

Date:


April 2018

Floor Space:


5,491m2

Total CO2 Savings:


111 tCO2/Year

Villa Flora

Villa Flora, a residential development in Haiti has received final EDGE Certification from GBCI.

Villa Flora

Developed by Chabuma S.A./Central Home Consortium, a local Haitian developer, Villa Flora is a residential estate located in the heart of Port-au-Prince. The development targets the needs of the city’s emerging middle class by offering 39 affordable apartments and single family housing units.

The Consortium received technical assistance from USAID’s Haiti HOME program to incorporate key elements of affordability and resource efficiency in Villa Flora’s design. Haiti HOME is led by the World Council of Credit Unions in partnership with Habitat for Humanity and the Affordable Housing Institute.

Villa Flora’s homes are equipped with solar panels in order to provide each household with 100 per cent of its energy needs. Each unit’s design adheres to high seismic standards to provide resilience in the event of earthquakes and other natural disasters. Because of Villa Flora’s green design, each household is expected to realize estimated utility cost savings of US$360 per year.

Villa Flora has received final EDGE certification from GBCI.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification


47%

Energy Savings*


23%

Water Savings


54%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions

Energy

Reduced window to wall ratio, reflective paint and tiles for roof, energy-saving lighting system for internal spaces and solar photovoltaics.

Water

Low-flow showerheads and faucets in kitchens and bathrooms and dual-flush water closets.

Materials

Medium weight hollow concrete blocks for internal and external walls and UPVC 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:


Route de Frères, Corlette
Pétion-ville, Port-au-Prince
HT6140, Haiti

More Information:


Stage:


Final EDGE Certification

Date:


February 2019

Floor Space:


2,163 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


41.2 tCO2/Year

Village la Fontaine

Village La Fontaine a residential development in Haiti has received a preliminary EDGE Certificate from GBCI.

Village la Fontaine

Developed by Chabuma S.A./Central Home Consortium, a local Haitian developer, Village la Fontaine is a residential estate offering affordable housing to low-income communities on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince.

The Consortium received technical assistance from USAID’s Haiti HOME program to incorporate key elements of affordability and resource efficiency in Village la Fontaine’s design. Haiti HOME is led by the World Council of Credit Unions in partnership with Habitat for Humanity and the Affordable Housing Institute. To make the homes accessible to informally employed households, affordable loans are available to homeowners from one of Haiti’s largest credit unions.

Village la Fontaine incorporates a rain water harvesting system and energy-saving lighting, along with solar panels that provide 80 percent of each household’s energy needs. Each unit’s design adheres to high seismic standards to provide resilience in the event of earthquakes and other natural disasters. Because of Village La Fontaine’s green design, each household is expected to realize estimated utility cost savings of US$180 per year.

Village la Fontaine has received final EDGE certification from GBCI.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification


56%

Energy Savings*


48%

Water Savings


52%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions

Energy

Reduced window to wall ratio, energy-saving lighting system for internal spaces, and solar photovoltaics.

Water

Low-flow showerheads, low-flow faucets in kitchens and bathrooms, single-flush water efficient water closets, and a rainwater harvesting system.

Materials

Controlled use of concrete for floor slabs, aluminium sheets on steel rafters for roof construction, solid dense concrete blocks for internal and external walls, finished concrete flooring and aluminum 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:


Santo 15
Croix-des-Bouquets, Santo
Haiti

More Information:


Stage:


Final EDGE Certification

Date:


March 2019

Floor Space:


540 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


8.2 tCO2/Year