Greener office space

There aren’t many offices that could help you cut down your carbon footprint, but The Yacht Club, the newest Cape Town development of the Amdec Group, is one of them. With the commercial component of the project now complete and these outstanding office spaces available for rent, employers and employees can benefit not only from a brand-new development with all the pristine aspects associated with that, but also take advantage of its green credentials. Considering you have complete freedom to choose how big or how small the space you rent will be, this really is an appealing proposition.

As a founding member of the Green Building Council of South Africa, the Amdec Group takes its responsibility towards the environment very seriously. It retains majority ownership and full management control of all its large-scale developments, including Melrose Arch in Johannesburg and The Yacht Club and upcoming Harbour Arch in Cape Town, to give it end-to-end control over implementing eco-friendly, sustainable measures.

The Yacht Club is no exception. With energy-efficient LED lighting, double glazing on windows, indigenous plants used in landscaping, backup power and a desalination plant that provides freshwater for the entire building, there are not many greener office blocks in Cape Town.

Desalination plant

The desalination plant alone, sets this precinct apart in terms of its green credentials. Currently, the plant produces 35,000 litres of freshwater a day, sufficient to supply the entire building. However, at full capacity it can provide 250,000 litres daily – enough to supply the surrounding area as well. This is significant, considering the circumstances created by the prolonged drought that Cape Town endured in recent years.

Energy efficiency

The other area where The Yacht Club runs on strict sustainability principles, is energy. There is backup power on-site, and energy-efficient LED lights have been used extensively throughout the precinct. In areas that aren’t regularly in use, motion sensors control the lights, to limit electricity usage and reduce wastage. Monitoring energy consumption and cutting down wherever possible, is one of the main tenets of the advanced building management systems that the Amdec Group employs in running all its large developments, chief among them Melrose Arch, but now also The Yacht Club.

Operations

Amdec Operations and Building Management teams consist of individuals with exceptional skill sets whose depth of knowledge and experience cannot be found in many other places in the industry. Designing, building and operating developments and precincts with sustainability top of mind, is non-negotiable.

An office at The Yacht Club is good for people and good for business.

For more information, or to arrange a viewing, please contact Ilze Müssmann on 021 702 3200 or email her on ilzem@amdec.co.za