South Africa has explored and adopted the concepts of green buildings over the last 14 years in efforts to reduce the country’s carbon footprint and positively contribute to the world’s climate change. According to the World Green Building Council, “Green buildings can not only reduce or eliminate negative impacts on the environment, by using less water, energy, or natural resources, but they can – in many cases – have a positive impact on the environment (at the building or city scales) by generating their own energy or increasing biodiversity.” With active focus on the commercial and industry sectors in South Africa, the concept of residential green buildings has emerged over the last 7 years.
Balwin Properties have been at the forefront of sustainability and green focus on their residential offerings, having registered around 16 000 units with EDGE-certification in 2019. Taking things to the next level, in efforts to create an affordably sustainable and eco-conscious lifestyle, Balwin Properties have partnered with South African banks to provide a unique home loan that focuses on a green living; the Balwin Green Bond.
“The idea of a green home loan was inspired by the International Finance Corporation’s (IFC) Green Bond. I was impressed by how much they have achieved in driving climate-smart investment and saw an opportunity to extend this philosophy to our customers,” explains Steve Brookes, CEO of Balwin Properties.
As an EDGE-certified development, Wedgewood Sandton is the ideal home to take advantage of and explore the use of the Balwin Green Bond. The development will include smart, green features of solar power geysers, smart meters, energy saving light and sensors along with natural ventilation and low-flow faucets and fixtures. These smart features will help you save at least 20% on utility costs each month. Living at Wedgewood Sandton provides you with a dynamic lifestyle, featuring a range of vibrant amenities and easy access to all you need in Africa’s richest square mile.
You can secure your Green bond with ease and conveniently save on your bond repayments. Visit the sales office or contact a dedicated sales agent to secure your Balwin Lifestyle Apartment