Our recent EDGE certifications

Our recent EDGE certifications

In recent months, Solid Green has assisted clients in obtaining EDGE certifications for three very different types of projects. These certifications demonstrate marked savings in Energy, Water and Embodied Energy in Materials.

Pick ‘n Pay Distribution Centre

At 154,372sqm, the newly completed Pick n Pay Distribution Centre at Eastport Logistics Park in Kempton Park is the largest single-phase warehousing development in South Africa.

Earlier this year, the project was awarded an EDGE Advanced Preliminary certification, exemplifying achievement in the following areas:

  • Energy Savings: 49%
  • Water Savings: 35%
  • Less Embodied Energy in Materials: 52%

Image credit: Fortress Real Estate

The site is close to OR Tambo International Airport and, upon completion, the new distribution centre will cater to Pick n Pay’s Inland region, serving stores across Gauteng, Limpopo, North West, Mpumalanga, and Free State. The facility is divided into three main sections: Drygoods spanning just over 94,000sqm; Perishables, a refrigerated chamber of nearly 46,000sqm; and the Returns-and-Recoveries (R&R) warehouse of approximately 12,000sqm. A relatively modest administrative section of about 1,500sqm was constructed separately from the warehouse facilities.

Image credit: Fortress Real Estate

Units on Jorissen

Situated on Jorissen Street in the Johannesburg CBD, in close proximity to Wits University, this luxury student accommodation development has 1,071 beds available, ranging from 4-bedroom to 8-bedroom units, each featuring single lockable bedrooms for privacy. Each unit includes a fridge and two bathrooms. Fully equipped communal kitchens contain all amenities such as stove, microwave, cupboards, and sink.

Image credit: RISE Student Living

On the 7th of February 2023, the project was awarded an EDGE Advanced Preliminary certification, exemplifying achievement in the following areas:

  • Energy Savings: 50.34%
  • Water Savings: 40.65%
  • Less Embodied Energy in Materials: 45.59%

Image credit: RISE Student Living

Barloworld Equipment, Gaborone

The Barloworld Equipment project is a light industrial development in Gaborone, Botswana. The project achieved an EDGE Advanced (Level 2) Preliminary Certification with the GBCl on the 15th of June 2023. Solid Green performed the design audit, while Time Developments provided EDGE expertise.

Owned by Barloworld Equipment Southern Africa, the development comprises one main building with ground and first floors. The ground floor is where all the industrial activity such as welding and repairs will take place, with a small office space at the back. The first floor is the main office area for admin support. Surrounding the main building are small buildings such as two guard houses, pump and oil stores, a paint booth and wash bay.

Image credit: Time Projects

Overall savings are anticipated to be 51.11% for Energy, 29.34% for Water, and 30.65% for Embodied Energy in Materials.

Image credit: Time Projects

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