EMIRA LEADS THE WAY FOR ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATION
Emira Property Fund has become the first JSE-listed property company in South Africa to receive a government-mandated Energy Performance Certification (EPC) for one of its buildings – Knightsbridge, Block A, in the heart of Bryanston, Johannesburg. Emira partnered with experts in the field, RMS (Remote Metering Solutions), to meet the new regulatory obligations and progress its environmental sustainability goals. It has acted early to certify its buildings.
It is fitting that Emira chose Knightsbridge Block A to debut SA’s first EPC as it was recently certified by the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) as one of the first Net-Zero Energy buildings in South Africa.
Knightsbridge brings to life Emira’s commitment to environmentally friendly practices, which is evident throughout its portfolio. It is a showcase of resource efficiency, biodiversity and positive ecological impact.
Geoff Jennett, CEO of Emira, says the company minimisies its impact on the natural environment by managing its carbon footprint, improving affordable and clean energy, implementing integrated waste and recycling plans, water management and water harvesting projects and safeguarding biodiversity.