Novare Great North
The Novare Great North mall caters to a previously underserved neighborhood near the National Heroes Stadium in Lusaka where retail options are limited. As the first mall in the city to be anchored by the well-known African retailers Shoprite and Pick n Pay, Novare Great North will help relieve Lusaka’s heavy inner-city traffic by drawing more customers to the north. Developed by Novare Equity Partners, the mall’s resource-efficient measures were implemented at a minimal additional cost with utility bills expected to be reduced by over 40 percent. In addition to its green features, Novare has also implemented a general waste recycling program. The mall has recycled an average of 1,800 kilograms of construction waste per month since September 2018.
Novare decided to pursue EDGE certification to affirm its commitment to sustainable design. The company advocates for building green, which not only reduces their consumption of natural resources and the environmental impact of its buildings, but also lowers operational costs and boosts property values. By building green, Novare can ensure a lower carbon footprint and the enhanced wellbeing of communities, which also strengthens their corporate brand and environment, social and governance (ESG) principles. Since 2009, the developer has built several malls and retail stores within Lusaka and in other countries in Africa. Novare Great North has received final EDGE certification from thinkstep-SGS.
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
Reduced window to wall ratio, reflective paint/tiles for the roof, insulation of the roof, variable refrigerant flow (VRF) cooling system, and energy-saving lighting.
Dual flush water closets, water-efficient urinals and faucets and aerators and auto shut-off faucets.
Steel (zinc or galvanized iron) sheets on steel rafters for roof construction, medium weight hollow 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.