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Choosing a new home is often based on an ideal location or an emotional connection. But will the home perform well? By opting for a resource-efficient home, homeowners are assured of the comfort and well-being of their families while saving on utility bills. Green homes also demand higher re-sale prices and instils a sense of pride, knowing you’re doing your part to protect the planet for future generations to come. EDGE aims to reduce the embodied energy of construction materials and shrink energy and water consumption by the homeowner.

Green homes were once expensive and unavailable in most places. Now EDGE helps property developers to build homes that include such solutions as low-energy lighting, solar power and water conservation devices. Homeowners can save at least 20% on water and energy bills compared to an ordinary home, creating greater confidence in the long-term value of the investment.

To achieve the EDGE standard, minimum savings of 20% across the following categories must be met:

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Energy Consumption

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Water

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Embodied Energy

Some of the materials and specifications, receiving most attention, contributing to Zevenwacht Lifestyle Estate being certified as EDGE Compliant includes, but not limited to the following:

  • Reduced Window-to-Wall Ratio

    Reduced Window-to-Wall Ratio

    Windows affect a building's heating, cooling, and lighting. It also plays a vital role in a building's access to daylight, ventilation and views. A smaller ratio results in energy savings.

  • Eco Insulation 135mm

    Eco Insulation 135mm

    Keep your home comfortable all year long. Double-sided reflective foil Sisalation keeps your home cooler in summer and warmer in winter. This results in more energy saving.

  • Energy Saving Lightbulbs (LED) - Internal spaces

    Energy Saving Lightbulbs (LED) - Internal spaces

    LEDs are 4 to 7 times more efficient than your typical incandescent or halogen equivalent and lasts five to ten times longer.

  • Energy Saving Lightbulbs (LED) - Ouside areas

    Energy Saving Lightbulbs (LED) - Ouside areas

    Energy Saving LEDs also work well outdoors; they are durable and perform well in cold environments. LEDs are 4 to 7 times more efficient than your typical incandescent or halogen equivalent and lasts five to ten times longer.

  • Solar Hot Water Collectors

    Solar Hot Water Collectors

    Satisfies 50% of hot water demand.200 litre hot water cylinder with solar collector installed on roof covering.

  • Low-flow Showerheads

    Low-flow Showerheads

    These showerheads use up to 50% less water than a regular free flow shower head.

  • Low-flow Faucets for Kitchens and Hand Wash Basins

    Low-flow Faucets for Kitchens and Hand Wash Basins

    These faucets can reduce your home water consumption and your energy cost of heating the water by up to 50%.

  • Low-flow Dual Flush Water Closets

    Low-flow Dual Flush Water Closets

    Low-flow toilets use more than 50% less water per flush and you can also choose the strength of your flush to further reduce water usage.

  • Roof construction and finish

    Roof construction and finish

    •Timber roof structure - Reduces the amount of CO² emitted
    •Cement roof tiles - Made with inherently green materials
    •10mm eco insulation - Regulates your temperature and thus saves money