ProCredit Bank Bulgaria Head Office

ProCredit Bank Bulgaria Head Office


The Head Office of ProCredit Bank Bulgaria is the first building in the ProCredit Group to achieve EDGE Zero Carbon certification. Zero Carbon status is awarded to EDGE-certified projects that have offset 100% of their operational emissions and have reached at least 40% energy savings onsite compared to a base case building. This achievement reflects ProCredit’s strategy of reducing its environmental impact through various measures.

LED lighting, insulation, energy-efficient cooling and ventilation systems, sensible heat recovery from exhaust air, and a solar photovoltaic plant were installed in the office to achieve 50 percent onsite energy savings. The remaining CO2 emissions will be offset through biogas production from the local wastewater treatment plant.

The ProCredit Group is made up of development-oriented commercial banks operating in Southeastern and Eastern Europe and South America. The group is committed to minimizing the impact of its lending operations and encouraging its clients to invest in an environmentally-responsible way.

ProCredit Bank’s head office in Bulgaria has received EDGE Zero Carbon certification from Sintali-SGS.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



50%

Energy Savings*


46%

Water Savings


94%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


Reduced window-to-wall ratio, insulation of the roof and external walls, higher thermal performance glass, an energy-efficient air conditioning system, solar photovoltaics, energy-saving lighting in internal spaces, occupancy sensors, offsite renewable energy procurement, and carbon offsets.


Water


Dual-flush water closets and low-flow faucets in all bathrooms and water-efficient faucets for kitchen sinks.


Materials


Re-use of existing floor, roof, walls, 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:


26 Todor Aleksandrov bul.
Sofia, Bulgaria

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Stage:


Final EDGE Certification

Date:


May 2020

Floor Space:


4,872 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


463.3 tCO2/Year

Ufficio BJX

Ufficio BJX


Ufficio Arquitectura y Mobiliario has retrofit a former residential unit in the Bajio region of Mexico, converting the space into an office location. Ufficio is an authorized distributor of designer furniture, finishing materials and accessories.

Solar panels were installed to generate power for lighting and other electrical needs, with internal comfort increased through the installation of solar photovoltaics and ceiling fans. The remaining COemissions will be offset to achieve EDGE Zero Carbon certification. The retrofit also included the installation of water-efficient plumbing fixtures and the reuse of walls and floor slab.

Special attention was paid to the preservation of vegetation on the property throughout the construction process.

Ufficio BJX has received EDGE Zero Carbon certification from GBCI.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



50%

Energy Savings*


23%

Water Savings


36%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


Reflective paint and tiles on the roof, energy-saving lighting in internal and external spaces, ceiling fans throughout the office, and a solar power system.


Water


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


Materials


Reuse of existing walls and stone blocks for internal walls, and composite in-situ concrete and steel decks on the floor and roof.


*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:


Circunvalación Pte. 1013
León, Guanajuato, Mexico

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Stage:


Final EDGE Certification

Date:


October 2020

Floor Space:


415 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


11.5 tCO2/Year

ArthaLand Century Pacific Tower

ArthaLand Century Pacific Tower in Manila has received final EDGE certification from the Philippine Green Building Initiative.

ArthaLand Century Pacific Tower


A publicly-listed company, ArthaLand is a pioneer in the development of premium sustainable projects that couple innovative design with high quality construction. All of the company’s residential and commercial projects adhere to global and national standards for green buildings, including LEED and BERDE.

ArthaLand is the first in the world to achieve EDGE Zero Carbon certification for its flagship office building, the ArthaLand Century Pacific Tower (ACPT) in Manila. It is the only triple-certified project in the Philippines, having also earned LEED Platinum and BERDE 5-star certification. Zero Carbon status is awarded to EDGE-certified projects that have offset 100% of their operational emissions and have reached at least 40% energy savings onsite compared to a base case building. ACPT has projected energy savings of 45% with 100% hydroelectric energy supplied by the Pantabangan Masiway Hydroelectric Plant.

“We are honored to receive this certification award as it shines light on our other projects, Cebu Exchange and Savya Financial Center. These office projects will adhere to the same standards and target EDGE Zero Carbon certification,” said Jaime González, Vice Chairman and President of ArthaLand. “By achieving Zero Carbon, we have once again raised the bar of green building standards in the country, keeping us true to our unwavering commitment of building sustainable and exceptional developments.”

ArthaLand Century Pacific Tower has received final EDGE certification from the Philippine Green Building Initiative.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



45%

Energy Savings*


64%

Water Savings


34%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


Reflective paint for roof, external shading devices, insulation of roof and walls, higher thermal performance glass, variable refrigerant (VRV) cooling system, sensible heat recovery from exhaust air, energy-saving lighting for internal and external spaces, occupancy sensors in open offices, daylight photoelectric sensors for internal spaces, and offsite renewable energy procurement.


Water


Low-flow faucets, dual flush water closets and water-efficient urinals in bathrooms, condensate water recovery, a rainwater harvesting system and a grey water treatment and recycling system.


Materials


In-situ reinforced concrete slab for floor and roof, curtain walling (opaque element) for external walls, medium-weight hollow concrete blocks for internal walls with plasterboards on metal studs, and finished concrete floor with stone tiles/slabs.


*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:


Fifth Avenue, Taguig
Metro Manila, Philippines

More Information:


Stage:


Final EDGE Certification

Date:


September 2019

Floor Space:


77,428 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


1,288.9 tCO2/Year