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Alpha 1 – Eko Atlantic City

Alpha 1 – Eko Atlantic City


Alpha 1 is a new office development in the Marina District of the new Eko Atlantic City, a coastal city on Victoria Island adjacent to Lagos. The office will feature 14 floors of open offices, a basement and a car park.

Alpha 1 utilized resource-efficient features and technologies to reduce its environmental impact and save on operating costs. An energy-efficient air conditioning system, roof insulation and occupancy sensors reduce the office’s energy use, while dual-flush water closets, water-efficient urinals and low-flow faucets reduce the office’s water use. Sensible heat recovery technology was also installed with the HVAC system to help provide energy to cool the office air.

The developer of the project, ITB, is committed to providing innovative and top-quality construction services across Nigeria. As a part of this commitment, ITB is working to lower the carbon footprints of its projects with the latest technologies in LED and lighting control, smart metering and building management systems.

Alpha 1 has received final EDGE certification from thinkstep-SGS.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



28%

Energy Savings*


29%

Water Savings


23%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


Insulation of the roof, higher thermal performance glass, a variable refrigerant volume (VRV) cooling system, sensible heat recovery from exhaust air, energy-saving lighting in internal and external spaces, lighting controls for corridors and staircases, and occupancy sensors in bathrooms, conference rooms and closed cabins.


Water


Dual-flush water closets, water-efficient urinals and low-flow faucets in all bathrooms.


Materials


In-situ reinforced concrete for the floor and roof, medium-weight hollow concrete blocks and in-situ reinforced internal walls, clay tiles cladding on metal studs 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:


Eko Atlantic
Lagos, Nigeria

More Information:


Stage:


Final EDGE Certification

Date:


April 2020

Floor Space:


11,947 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


132.0 tCO2/Year

Greenage Student Housing – University of Abuja

Greenage Student Housing – University of Abuja


Greenage is a climate and socio-environmental focused, private sector-led initiative that addresses the student housing gap in Nigeria. At the University of Abuja, Greenage Student Housing will do its part to help close the gap with 248 rooms.

Aligned with Nigeria’s commitment to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent by 2030, the new housing at the University of Abuja will utilize resource-efficient design features and technologies to lower the project’s carbon footprint. LED lighting, external shading devices and solar photovoltaics will be installed to reduce the building’s energy use.

The student housing will also reduce water use with dual-flush water closets, low-flow plumbing fixtures and a rainwater harvesting system.

Greenage Student Housing at the University of Abuja has received an EDGE Advanced certificate from thinkstep-SGS.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



46%

Energy Savings*


46%

Water Savings


51%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


External shading devices, low-e coated glass, natural ventilation in student bedrooms, solar photovoltaics and energy-saving lighting in internal, external and back-of-house spaces.


Water


Dual-flush water closets in student bedrooms and bathrooms, water-efficient landscaping and kitchen faucets, a rainwater harvesting system, and low-flow showerheads, aerators and auto shut-off faucets in student bathrooms.


Materials


In-situ reinforced concrete for the floor slab, aluminum sheets on timber rafters for the roof, 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:


University of Abuja, Airport Road Gwagwalada
Abuja, Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria

More Information:


Stage:


Preliminary EDGE Certificate

Date:


February 2020

Floor Space:


5,353 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


398.5 tCO2/Year

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Bluewater Lagos

Bluewater Lagos


A joint venture between the African Capital Alliance (ACA) and Elalan Group, Bluewater Lagos is a three-phase, mixed-use development in the Lekki Phase 1 area of Lagos. The first phase of the project is a 17-story residential tower, Sapphire, with ground floor ancillary spaces, a swimming pool, basketball and tennis courts, a children’s playground, and a landscaped recreational park.

Residents of Sapphire’s 124 units will benefit from the resource-efficient design of the building, lowering their carbon footprint and saving on utility bills. Thermal performance glass, energy-efficient lighting and cooling systems will reduce the apartment’s energy use, while low-flow faucets and dual flush water closets will reduce the apartment’s water consumption.

ACA, a leading investment firm in Sub-Saharan Africa, is committed to the sustainable development of the region. The firm is partnering with the Elalan Group, a construction and civil engineering firm that is passionate about delivering innovative solutions to its clients. Together, they are determining the resource-efficient technologies that are best suited to their customers, for the benefit of the environment.

Bluewater Lagos has received a preliminary EDGE certificate from thinkstep-SGS.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



27%

Energy Savings*


28%

Water Savings


46%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


Reduced window to wall ratio, energy-saving lighting in internal and external spaces, reflective paint on the roof and a variable refrigerant volume cooling system.


Water


Dual-flush water closets and low-flow showerheads and washbasin faucets.


Materials


In-situ reinforced concrete slabs for floor and roof, and medium-weight, hollow 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:


Remi Olowude Street
Lekki Phase 1, Lagos, Nigeria

More Information:


Stage:


Preliminary EDGE Certificate

Date:


August 2019

Floor Space:


13,388 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


138.0 tCO2/Year

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Cornerstone Tower

Cornerstone Tower, located in Lagos, Nigeria, has received a preliminary EDGE certificate from thinkstep-SGS.

Cornerstone Tower


Situated on Victoria Island, the rapidly growing business and finance hub of Lagos, Cornerstone Tower is a grade-A office building with state-of-the-art finishes. Conveniently located near public transportation, tenants of the tower have easy access to mainland Lagos, Lekki and Ikoyi. The building provides an environment that is not only comfortable, but also resource-efficient. Combining advanced technology with modern and functional design, Cornerstone Tower meets the needs of contemporary businesses.

Developed by African Capital Alliance (ACA) and Cornerstone Insurance, and designed by Delano Architects, Cornerstone Tower was constructed with green features to ensure the conservation of natural resources. The tower has higher thermal performance glass, energy-efficient air conditioning and motion sensor lights to reduce energy use. It is also expected to conserve water by more than 50 percent with the help of water-efficient fixtures. Tenants of the 12-floor office building are expected to see their utility bills reduced nearly in half because of these resource-efficient features.

ACA, a leading investment firm in Sub-Saharan Africa, is passionate about contributing to the sustainable development of Lagos by building green. The firm developed Cornerstone Tower with the help of Cornerstone Insurance, which has provided insurance to Nigerian customers for over 20 years and occupies two floors of the tower. Cornerstone Tower has received a preliminary EDGE certificate from thinkstep-SGS.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



31%

Energy Savings*


53%

Water Savings


23%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


Reduced window to wall ratio, insulated roof, higher thermal performance glass, variable refrigerant flow (VRF) system, sensible heat recovery from exhaust air, energy-saving lighting, lighting controls for corridors and staircases and occupancy sensors.


Water


Low-flow faucets in bathrooms and kitchen sinks, dual-flush water closets, and water-efficient urinals.


Materials


Medium weight hollow 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:


Block 2, Plot 2, Oniru Road Chieftaincy Family Estate
Lekki Lagos, Victoria Island, Nigeria

More Information:


Stage:


Preliminary EDGE Certificate

Date:


April 2019

Floor Space:


17,145 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


172.7 tCO2/Year

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Peridot Parkland Estate

Peridot Parkland Estate, located in Lagos, Nigeria, has received a preliminary EDGE certificate from thinkstep-SGS.

Peridot Parkland Estate


Dedicated to addressing the affordable housing crisis, EchoStone provides solutions that rapidly deliver sustainable housing to low and middle-income communities around the world. Peridot Parkland Estate, located in Lagos, represents the first 251 houses that Echostone has constructed in Africa. EchoStone plans to construct a total of 182,000 EDGE-certified homes by 2023.

The construction of Peridot Parkland Estate reflects EchoStone’s commitment to public-private partnerships which is the cornerstone of their inaugural project. Partners like the Swedish architectural firm Tengbom, which was ranked the fourth most innovative architectural firm in the world according to Fast Company, contributed to the resource-efficient design of Peridot Parkland Estate. Each of the two-bedroom homes in the community feature low-flow faucets, energy-saving lighting, and more, reducing the use of water and energy in each unit.

The EchoStone Housing System also contributes to the building’s resource-efficiency through its innovative construction methods. Each building is constructed using cellular lightweight concrete (CLC) that outperforms traditional construction materials. The EchoStone machine, coined “concrete-factory-on-wheels”, distributes concrete into lightweight plastic forms, which can then be reused hundreds of times. This system provides a more durable monolithic structure and ongoing cost savings to homeowners through lower utility bills. EchoStone substitutes heavy machinery with paradigm-shifting technologies, also providing greater employment opportunities for the local construction sector. This ultimately produces high-quality, resource-efficient homes without compromising on affordability

Peridot Parkland Estate has received EDGE Advanced certification from thinkstep-SGS. For more information, read a case study provided by EchoStone.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



53%

Energy Savings*


42%

Water Savings


35%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


Reduced window to wall ratio and energy-saving lighting.


Water


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


Materials


Controlled use of concrete for internal and external walls and aluminum sheets on timber rafters for roof construction.


*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:


Idale Badagry
Lagos, Nigeria

More Information:


Stage:


Final EDGE Certification

Date:


April 2020

Floor Space:


16,958 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


126 tCO2/Year