WSP sets a benchmark in sustainable building in Namibia

WSP sets a benchmark in sustainable building in Namibia - []

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, Africa, achieves the first 4-Star Green Star rating in Namibia for the FNB Namibia Holdings’ @Parkside building – which is also well on track for its ‘As Built’ rating.

Located in Freedom Square, Windhoek, @ Parkside is the first building in Namibia to achieve a Green Star rating and – with its innovative, environmentally-friendly design, and sustainable operational energy management – the building sets a benchmark for building sustainably in the country for the future.

Construction of the building started in August 2013 with the buildings practical completion achieved in October 2015. During this time, the building was awarded its 4-Star Green Star Office SA-Namibia ‘Design Rating’ from the Green Building Council of South Africa in 2014.

Since completion and being fully operational, the project is aiming towards an ‘As Built Rating’ by demonstrating that the sustainability initiatives designed into the building are installed and operating to their full efficiency potential.

As market leading sustainability consultants, WSP’s GREEN by DESIGN team has been involved with this project from conceptualisation through every phase of design and construction – consulting with the project team on sustainability and Green Star requirements – and now reviewing the operations of the building for the ‘As Built’ rating submission.