Hue Square Boutique Hotel

Hue Square Boutique Hotel


Hue Square is a new innovative boutique hotel in the heart of Hue City, located across from the famed Perfume River and with direct views of the Truong Tien Bridge and Imperial Citadel. The boutique hotel aspires to harmonize modern architectural elements with Hue’s rich historical values to create a dynamic space for both tourists and the local community. The design maximizes daylight and provides guests with large open spaces to enjoy.

The hotel will also utilize resource-efficient design features and technologies to reduce its environmental impact and to save on operating costs. Low-E coated glass, roof insulation, and an energy-efficient air conditioning system will be installed to reduce the building’s energy use, while water-efficient bathroom fixtures will be installed to reduce the building’s water use.

The developer, Luks International, is building the Hue Square Boutique Hotel to serve as an example of environmental stewardship and sustainable development for the city.

Hue Square Boutique Hotel has received a preliminary EDGE certificate from SGS Vietnam.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



28%

Energy Savings*


29%

Water Savings


36%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


External shading devices, insulation of the roof, low-E coated glass, a variable refrigerant volume (VRV) cooling system, and energy-saving lighting in internal, external, and back-of-house spaces.


Water


Low-flow showerheads and water-efficient urinals, water closets, and faucets.


Materials


In-situ reinforced concrete slab for the floor and roof, medium weight hollow concrete blocks for internal and external walls, autoclaved aerated concrete blocks for internal walls, and in-situ reinforced 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:


44-54 Le Loi, Phu Hoi Ward
Hue City, Vietnam

More Information:


Stage:


Preliminary EDGE Certificate

Date:


February 2021

Floor Space:


11,196 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


404.0 tCO2/Year

Buganvillas

Buganvillas


Buganvillas is a new 18-unit residential complex in Ibarra. The project is ideally located only seven minutes from the city’s downtown. The one and two-story homes were carefully designed to fit into the local landscape, allowing residents to find “thier home in the wild.”

The homes will utilize resource-efficient design and technologies to save energy and water, lowering residents’ utility bills. Natural ventilation and reflective paint will lower the indoor temperature of the homes, eliminating the need for air conditioning and reducing energy use.

RELCO Construcciones, the developer of the project, is committed to developing buildings that highlight the beauty of cities, while using environmentally friendly materials. The company is using local materials in the construction of Buganvillas, benefitting Ecuador’s local economy and reducing the environmental impact of the transportation of materials to the project-site.

Buganvillas has received a preliminary EDGE certificate from GBCI.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



27%

Energy Savings*


39%

Water Savings


34%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


Reduced window-to-wall ratio, reflective paint for external walls, insulation of the roof, energy-saving lighting in internal and external spaces, and lighting controls for corridors and staircases.


Water


Dual-flush water closets and low-flow showerheads and faucets for kitchen sinks and washbasins.


Materials


Concrete filler slab for the floor, clay tiles on steel rafters and concrete filler slab for the roof, medium weight hollow concrete blocks for internal walls, and common brick with internal and external plaster for 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:


Barrio El Milagro calle El Cerezo, Via Urcuqui
Ibarra, Imbabura, Ecuador

More Information:


Stage:


Preliminary EDGE Certificate

Date:


November 2020

Floor Space:


1,593 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


8.6 tCO2/Year

Victoria Highlands Subdivision (VHS)

Victoria Highlands Subdivision (VHS)


Victoria Highlands Subdivision (VHS) is a new affordable housing development in the province of Camarines Sur. The community is ideally located just five minutes from the Iriga City center and is situated on flat terrain with views of Mt. Asog. The first solar-powered community in Iriga City, residents will benefit from the energy savings with lower utility bills. Plus, solar panels will provide power to the community when typhoons and other weather events cause brownouts in the area.

A reduced window-to-wall ratio, dual-flush water closets, and low-flow plumbing fixtures will also be included in the subdivision’s 111 units to reduce energy and water usage. The units will also be built with Connovate UHPC external wall panels that not only reduce the units’ embodied energy in materials, but are also stronger than the traditional concrete blocks, providing superior resistance against earthquakes and typhoons.

The developer of the project, Imperial Homes Corporation, is committed to providing world-class affordable housing that enhances the standard living for every Filipino who dreams of owning a safe, secure, and comfortable home. An EDGE Champion, Imperial Homes has committed to certifying its portfolio with EDGE.

Victoria Highlands Subdivision (VHS) has received an EDGE Advanced certificate from thinkstep-SGS.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



71%

Energy Savings*


44%

Water Savings


64%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


Reduced window-to-wall ratio and solar photovoltaics.


Water


Dual-flush water closets and low-flow showerheads and faucets for washbasins and kitchen sinks.


Materials


Composite in-situ concrete and steel deck for the floors, steel sheets on steel rafters for the roof, cement fibre boards on metal studs for internal walls, and precast concrete panels for 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:


Victoria Highlands Subdivision, Brgy. Sto. Domingo
Iriga, Camarines Sur, Philippines

More Information:


Stage:


Preliminary EDGE Certificate

Date:


July 2020

Floor Space:


52,806 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


725.2 tCO2/Year

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

Stage:


Final EDGE Certification

Date:


May 2020

Floor Space:


4,872 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


463.3 tCO2/Year