A Green Development Study Tour was held on 26 June 2019. The tour was co-organized by REHDA Youth and GreenRE in conjunction with GBC 2019. REHDA Youth Study Tour Series are held educate and champion sustainability in the property development arena. Around 40 participants visited Etiqa Tower which is a GreenRE Platinum rated building and the City of Elmina which is seeking GreenRE’s township certification.
At Etiqa Office Tower, participants had the opportunity to hear from the architects and green consultants (Veritas Environment) of the project as well as GreenRE’s Technical Department’s Assistant Manager, Pn Nurfateha about the unique attributes of the building. The tour highlighted the green features of the building such as the EMS monitoring system, CO2 monitoring system, waste recycling, grey water recycling, sustainable building products, among others.
In the second tour site, City of Elmina, participants visited the Clusia at Elmina Gardens, D3 Affordable Housing@Elmina and Elmina West. A briefing was given by the Veritas Environment and Sime Darby’s sustainability team. City of Elmina boasts a myriad of sustainability initiatives, from green roof insulation to Community Edible Gardens and communal parks. The Divergent Dwelling Design (D3) project aims to deliver quality homes using IBS components, enabling cost savings and minimising construction wastage.