Financial services firm PSG Konsult and its subsidiary Western National are the first tenants to occupy the newly built nine-storey commercial building, The Edge, in Carl Cronje Drive at the entrance of the Tyger Falls precinct in the Tyger Valley business district.
The 10 000m² building has been designed to greatly reduce its carbon footprint and is targeting five star Green Star ‘design’ and ‘as built’ ratings from the Green Building Council of South Africa.
“The Edge provides a comfortable, efficient working space that is also eco-friendly,” says Niraj Gudka, chief operating officer of PSG Konsult.
Energy efficient features include its custom-designed HVAC system (heating, ventilation and air-conditioning), rainwater harvesting for grey water use, a lighting system based on daylight and occupancy levels and energy saving lifts. Additionally, the materials used to construct The Edge include concrete containing pulverised fly ash which reduces its embodied energy, as well as sustainable timber that is either FSC certified, re-used or re-cycled.
Modern convenience include a standby-generator with capacity for emergency lighting in the entire building as well as power for one computer for each workstation in all offices. Fibre optic connectivity is also in place.
The Edge has views of the former quarry and now Tyger Waterfront lake, as well as the distant Durbanville Hills and Boland mountains. It blends in with its environment, making use of the lake for heat rejection in summer and heat absorption in winter.
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