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Ghana Infectious Disease Center

Ghana Infectious Disease Center


The Ghana Infectious Disease Center (GIDC) is a new, 100-bed hospital in Accra, which has been developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As the first infectious disease center in Ghana, the GIDC will provide needed healthcare services to the city.

Due to the urgent need for an infectious disease center, the hospital was built in a record time of 100 days. Over 700 square meters of water-efficient landscaping was embedded throughout the hospital to provide as pleasant of an environment as possible for patient recovery.

Resource-efficient design and technologies, such as insulation, energy-saving lighting, and low-flow plumbing fixtures will lower the hospital’s utility costs. The operational savings from the green features enable a simple pay-back period of less than a year. Additional savings will then be rechanneled to provide greater care for patients.

The GIDC was developed by the Ghana COVID-19 Private Sector Fund, a private sector-led initiative committed to providing a prompt response to the hardship and suffering caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The GIDC has received final EDGE certification from thinkstep-SGS.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



23%

Energy Savings*


28%

Water Savings


31%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


Insulation of the roof and external walls, an energy-efficient air conditioning system with an air-cooled chiller, and energy-saving lighting in internal and external spaces.


Water


Water-efficient landscaping and low-flow showerheads and faucets in bathrooms.


Materials


In-situ reinforced concrete slab for the floor, concrete filler slab with Polystyrene blocks and steel sheets on timber rafters for the roof, and 3-D wire panel with “shot-crete” on both sides 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:


Ghana National Infectious Disease Centre East
Accra, Ghana

More Information:


Stage:


Final EDGE Certification

Date:


July 2020

Floor Space:


3,624 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


95.2 tCO2/Year

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World Bank Group Office Accra

World Bank Group Office Accra


The World Bank Group Office in Accra symbolizes bringing together the skills and expertise of the World Bank Group under one roof. The four-story office fosters collaboration among employees and serves as a focal point for providing excellent services for IFC’s public and private sector clients in Ghana.

Aligned with the World Bank Group’s commitment to environmental sustainability, the building was designed and constructed to conserve natural resources. The office’s green roof insulates the building, mitigating against the heat island effect of Accra, while the central courtyard and elevated floors allow the building to passively cool itself with natural breezes. The mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems of the building also incorporate resource-efficient technologies, including a black water treatment and recycling system. Reuse of the pre-existing floor slab, roof, walls and windows nearly negated embodied energy in materials.

The World Bank Group Office in Accra was designed by the Co-Arc-OOA-ARUP Joint Venture, who carefully considered ergonomic standards, energy conservation and sustainability criteria in the planning of the building. Michiletti & Co. Ltd began construction in 2010 and completed the project in 2013.

The World Bank Group Office Accra has received final EDGE certification from thinkstep-SGS.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



36%

Energy Savings*


72%

Water Savings


96%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


External shading devices, roof insulation, variable refrigerant volume (VRV) cooling system, energy-saving lighting in internal spaces and occupancy sensors in bathrooms, conference rooms, closed cabins and open offices.


Water


Black water treatment and recycling system, dual-flush water closets, water-efficient urinals and low-flow faucets in bathrooms.


Materials


Re-use of existing floor slabs, roofing, internal and external walls, flooring 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:


3 Independence Avenue
Ridge, Accra, Ghana

More Information:


Stage:


Final EDGE Certification

Date:


June 2019

Floor Space:


6,000 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


133.3 tCO2/Year

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Tema Port – Terminal Three

Tema Port – Terminal Three, located in Tema, Ghana, has received final EDGE certification from thinkstep-SGS.

Tema Port – Terminal Three


The Meridian Port Services (MPS) Tema Port connects Ghana’s shipping industry to the rest of West and Central Africa. Its ambitious expansion will accommodate larger ships and improve the harbor’s facilities and equipment, all while focusing on resource efficiency. The EDGE-certified Terminal Three consists of three separate buildings that include a workshop and maintenance building, offices for administrative purposes and offices for the port’s authorities. MPS designed the buildings to maximize the use of natural daylight while implementing technical solutions to reduce the consumption of energy and water.

MPS is a joint venture between the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority, Bolloré Transport & Logistics and APM Terminals. The company is committed to supporting the sustainable growth of Ghana by investing in the country’s infrastructure with a localized approach. In the expansion of the Tema Port, 95 percent of the materials used will be locally procured and the project will provide over 1,000 jobs for Ghanaians. The expansion of the port is also part of the government’s larger goal to improve Ghana’s trade flows and bring greater economic development to the country. Tema Port – Terminal Three has received final EDGE certification from thinkstep-SGS.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



47%

Energy Savings*


32%

Water Savings


39%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


Reduced window to wall ratio, reflective paint/tiles for the roof, insulation of the roof, variable speed drive pumps, energy-saving lighting, lighting controls for corridors and staircases, and occupancy sensors in open offices.


Water


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


Materials


Controlled use of concrete for floor slabs, steel (zinc or galvanized iron) sheets on steel rafters for roof construction and solid dense concrete 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:


P.O. Box TT240
Tema, Ghana

More Information:


Stage:


Final EDGE Certification

Date:


June 2019

Floor Space:


10,984 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


184.7 tCO2/Year

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Atlantic Tower

Atlantic Tower, located in Accra, Ghana, has received final EDGE certification from thinkstep-SGS.

Atlantic Tower


Situated in the heart of Airport City, Accra’s rapidly growing commercial hub, the 13-story Atlantic Tower is a secure building with world-class features and technologies. Developed by Wahhab Estate Co. Ltd, Atlantic Tower represents the government’s efforts to make Accra a central hub for business in West Africa. The tower offers a prime location for tenants, who have access to nearby malls, hospitals, hotels and other office buildings.

The tower conserves energy with such passive design features as external shading devices and includes energy-efficient air conditioning and occupancy sensors, while water use is expected to be reduced by more than half by using water-efficient fixtures. Construction materials such as aluminum profile cladding for external walls will also reduce embodied energy in materials. These green measures ultimately bring value to the tenants of the Atlantic Tower, who can expect their utility bills to be cut nearly in half compared to the cost of a conventional office building.

Wahhab Estate Co. Ltd is part of Meridian Group, a real estate firm with over 30 years of experience developing office, hotel and residential properties across Ghana. Atlantic Tower has received final EDGE certification from thinkstep-SGS.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



46%

Energy Savings*


56%

Water Savings


49%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


External shading devices, higher thermal performance glass, variable refrigerant volume (VRV) cooling system, energy-saving lighting and occupancy sensors.


Water


Low-flow showerheads, dual flush water closets and water-efficient urinals.


Materials


Concrete filler slabs for floor and roof construction, aluminum profile cladding and curtain walling for external walls and plasterboards on metal studs 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:


P.O. Box 627
Accra, Ghana

More Information:


Stage:


Final EDGE Certification

Date:


December 2018

Floor Space:


57,727 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


282.2 tCO2/Year

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Takoradi Mall

Takadori Mall, located in Takadori, Ghana, has received final EDGE certification from thinkstep-SGS.

Takoradi Mall

In a region where electricity bills can be higher than rent, the Takoradi Mall is a transformational project for businesses in Ghana. The mall conserves resources, allowing tenants to focus on improving their profits rather than paying high utility bills. Located in the rapidly growing port city of Takoradi, a key city for Ghana’s emerging oil industry, the Takoradi Mall is situated in a prime location near the airport and at the intersection of the city’s busiest streets. As the first mall to operate in the community, Takoradi is poised to take advantage of the city’s expanding business sector. The mall contains stores, restaurants and a movie theater.

Takoradi conserves natural resources with reflective paint and energy-saving lighting, both of which reduce energy consumption, while features like dual flush water closets conserve water. Construction materials such as solid dense concrete blocks result in a 45% reduction in embodied energy in materials.

The green features of Takoradi Mall cost less than 1% of the total and will generate savings of 25% in utility costs. The developer, RMB Westport, is expected to recoup its investment in less than a year and a half. While businesses may prefer to operate in a green building, many are reluctant to pay additional. However, since building green cost RMB Westport very little, they were able to rent storefronts to tenants for the same price as in a conventional building.

RMB Westport formed in 2008 as a joint venture between Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) and Westport Property Group. Since then, the development and investment firm has invested in the high potential of growing African countries like Ghana. Takoradi Mall has received final EDGE certification from thinkstep-SGS.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification


23%

Energy Savings*


21%

Water Savings


45%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions

Energy

Reflective paint/tiles for the roof and energy-saving lighting.

Water

Dual flush water closets, water-efficient urinals and aerators and auto shut-off faucets.

Materials

Steel sheets on steel rafters for roof construction and solid dense concrete 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:


Cape Coast Sekondi Road
Takoradi, Ghana

More Information:


Stage:


Final EDGE Certification

Date:


December 2018

Floor Space:


13,271m2

Total CO2 Savings:


247.5 tCO2/Year

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MBU at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital

Ghana’s First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, raised funds through The Rebecca Foundation to build the new Mother and Baby Unit (MBU) at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi. The 160-bed EDGE-certified facility houses the maternity, neonatal and pediatric intensive care units of KATH.

MBU at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital

La primera dama de Ghana, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, recaudó fondos a través de The Rebecca Foundation para construir la nueva unidad de maternidad y pediatría (MBU) en el Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) en Kumasi. Este centro con 160 camas alberga las unidades de cuidados intensivos maternales, neonatales y pediátricos del KATH. Africa Building Partners (ABP), con mano de obra ghanesa casi en su totalidad, construyó el centro.

La estructura exterior del edificio de la nueva MBU está aislada de las sofocantes temperaturas del exterior con pequeñas ventanas con acristalamiento doble y vidrio con aislante. Las tecnologías solares ayudan a generar agua caliente y dar energía al hospital con sistemas de iluminación eficientes en términos de energía y sistemas de aire acondicionado que usan la energía de forma más eficaz. La MBU se construyó para soportar sismos, incendios y explosiones, e incluye aislamiento para la temperatura y el ruido.

La nueva MBU filtra aire fresco y cuenta con tres salas de operaciones y nueve camas de parto (en lugar de las dos anteriores). Hay 130 cunas y 15 incubadoras, por lo que los bebés ya no comparten cuna ni incubadora como en el pasado y se han incorporado dos respiradores para bebés. Se han añadido lavabos a todas las salas de parto para el lavado de manos y la prevención de infecciones.

La primera dama se enteró de la precariedad de la antigua MBU por el documental “Next to Die” de Seth Kwame Boateng emitido por Joy News. El hecho de que casi uno de cada cuatro bebés muriera, es decir, unos siete bebés al día, indignó a la nación. Las condiciones también eran precarias para las madres, produciéndose alrededor de 100 decesos de mujeres al año. La nueva MBU demuestra cómo los ahorros operacionales se pueden redirigir para crear un entorno más propicio que mejore el bienestar de los pacientes.

“Cuando hablamos de hospitales, la eficiencia en términos de recursos se traduce literalmente en vidas salvadas”, dijo Eric Géné, director ejecutivo y fundador de ABP. “Los menores costos operacionales que, en muchos casos, son superiores a los ahorros en los costos de construcción liberan flujo de caja para adquirir mejores equipos y pagar a los mejores profesionales sanitarios disponibles. Esto redunda en una atención al paciente de mayor nivel”.

Gené estima que los costos adicionales del diseño ecológico de la MBU son de alrededor del 10 % en fontanería, 20 % en electricidad y 10 % en materiales o en torno a un 3 % en términos globales. Se prevé que los ahorros operacionales derivados de las facturas de servicios de menor monto serán superiores a los USD 23 000 mensuales. El periodo de amortización finalizará a partir del cuarto mes de funcionamiento.

La MBU del Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital recibió una certificación EDGE definitiva de thinkstep-SGS.

Ahorros previstos de la certificación EDGE


56%

Ahorros de energía*


33%

Ahorros de agua


42%

Menos energía incorporada en los materiales

Soluciones técnicas

ENERGÍA

Menor relación pared-ventana, aislamiento en los techos y las paredes exteriores, vidrio de baja emisividad, aire acondicionado con enfriador refrigerado por aire, sistemas de iluminación que ahorran energía para los espacios interiores y exteriores, colectores solares de agua caliente y energía solar fotovoltaica.

AGUA

Grifos de bajo flujo en baños e inodoros de descarga doble.

MATERIALES

Láminas de aluminio sobre vigas de acero para la construcción de los techos, panel de alambre tridimensional con concreto lanzado en ambos lados para las paredes internas y externas, y piso con baldosa cerámica.

*Una parte del porcentaje de eficacia en el uso de la energía puede asociarse a la energía virtual para la comodidad según existan o no sistemas de calefacción y aire acondicionado. Nótese que la energía virtual no genera ahorros en las facturas de servicios públicos.

UBICACIÓN:


KATH Kumasi
Bantama, Kumasi
Ghana

MÁS INFORMACIÓN:


ETAPA:


Final EDGE Certification

FECHA:


Enero 2018

SUPERFICIE CONSTRUIDA:


4,220m2

AHORRO TOTAL DE CO2:


215 tCO2/Año

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