Situated in the heart of Istanbul, the new MINT-E5 residential building represents a new trend of sustainable buildings in a rapidly changing urban area. Developed by Hun Inc. and designed by RMJM, MINT E-5 is a high-rise residential building comprised of 102 one and two-bedroom apartments. Conveniently located to public transportation, schools and retail shopping, MINT-E5 offers an ideal location for residents who wish to live in the center of Istanbul. MINT-E5 is a member of the MINT group of properties, which cater to the demand for environmentally-sensitive urban lifestyles, where residents can lower their carbon footprint and save on utility costs. The developers of MINT properties are committed to building green, as seen in previous projects such as MINT Caglayan.
The exterior of MINT E-5 has high-performance glass to restrict the energy required for heating and cooling. It also has movable sun shading panels, inspired by Istanbul vernacular, that blend seamlessly with the building’s façade. Sustainable construction materials, such as autoclaved aerated concrete blocks, were also carefully selected to reduce embodied energy. Each household is predicted to save an estimated $26 per month in utility costs. The mission of MINT is to regenerate the center of Istanbul with environmentally-sound residential and commercial building projects, inspiring the community to build green for the benefit of all.
MINT E-5 has received final EDGE certification from GBCI.
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
Reflective paint/tiles for the roof, external shading devices, insulated roof and external walls, higher performance glass, high-efficiency boiler for space heating and hot water and energy-saving lighting.
Low-flow showerheads and faucets and dual flush water closets.
Concrete filler floor slabs, steel sheets on steel rafters for roof construction, autoclaved aerated 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.