IFC EDGE Champion
In 2022, Alleyroads enrolled 4 048 affordable rental residential housing apartments or approximately 263 233 m2 for Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies (EDGE) certification. The certification marked one of the first affordable residential rental housing developments to be EDGE certified in South Africa and qualified Alleyroads as an EDGE Champion.
To qualify for EDGE certification a project needs to save at least 20% in energy, water, and embodied energy in materials compared to a conventional building.
In March 2023 Alleyroads became the first developer in South Africa to achieve EDGE certification applying its most updated version for its Illovo Country Estate development in KwaZulu-Natal. EDGE’s new version applies an updated baseline that reflects more current standard practices for buildings. The objective of this update is to ensure that green projects are in fact more efficient than the local baseline, therefore, it motivates developers to be innovative and more ambitious in terms of the resource efficiency of their projects.
Alleroads’ Illovo Country Estate achieved 26% energy savings, 36% water savings and a total of 57% less embodied energy in materials compared to conventional building methods. This results in 28.12 tonnes of CO2 savings per year.
B-BBEE, Memberships & Accolades
- Level 1 Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Contributor Level
- IFC EDGE Champion
- SAVCA SME Enterprise Finalist for 2022
- Member of the Green Building Council of South Africa
- Absa top supporter recognition