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Sustainable living begins with
eco-conscious targeting.

Rabie is committed to developing green buildings and is proud to have developed multiple 5-Star Green Star rated buildings and several 4-Star Green Star rated buildings at Century City.

We design our developments around nature and community so that living and working in our spaces is good for both the environment and the people who turn our places into their spaces.

We’re honing skills, orchestrating construction with expertise, and crafting extraordinary amenities that define our developments as vibrant, eco-conscious, and economically robust environments.

Our green buildings include Aurecon (Zutari), Bridge Park, Sable Park, The Business Centre, Number 3 Bridgeways, Bridgewater One and Nine Palms. 

Century City Square, which comprises five buildings, was awarded the very first mixed-use rating by the GBCSA and was registered with them as a pilot project for a new mixed-use rating tool. All future buildings in Century City will carry a Green Star Rating or EDGE Certification.

Building green

The Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) offers the EDGE certification, a green building design tool, a certification system, and a global standard developed by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a World Bank Group member. EDGE-certified projects reduce carbon emissions, save water, and lower living costs for occupants.

To achieve an EDGE rating, savings in energy, water and embodied carbon in materials must be proven through initiatives implemented in the design phase and confirmed during construction.

EDGE Certification is ideal for various building typologies. Whether it’s residential, commercial, hospitality, or retail, EDGE helps optimise a building’s resource efficiency.

Rabie strives for excellence in green building practices. We embrace and test new and innovative methods of construction, not only achieving certifications, but ultimately ensuring that we play our part in environmental sustainability.

Throughout the design of the each development, careful consideration is given to building materials with recycled content. The building envelope of all buildings is designed and optimised to reduce energy loads and living costs.

Great thought and attention is given to implementing sustainable measures that ensure high levels of comfort, productivity, and the overall wellbeing of building occupants. These measures include the implementation of energy and material efficient glazing, energy efficient lighting and hot water generation systems, material efficient construction and insulation, and more.

Sustainable Energy Strategies
  • High performance building envelope for thermal comfort, access to natural light and external views.
  • Thermally Activated Buildings Slabs (TABS) uses water tubes to heat and cool the building slabs for greater comfort and efficiency.
  • Heat pumps for domestic hot water reduce energy consumption by at least 60%.
  • Efficient lighting with low wattage per square meter.
  • Smaller lighting zones means light only where you need it.
  • Energy sub-metering helps you monitor and set targets for usage.
  • Smart Building Management System for greater control of building systems.
Sustainable Water Strategies
  • Modern and efficient sanware fittings with reduced flow rates.
  • Recycled water is used for flushing and irrigation.
  • Water sub-metering help you monitor and set targets for usage, with an automatic leak-detection alert.
Best Practice Construction and Materials Selection
  • Recycled steel, shutter boards, and concrete content.
  • Construction waste will be recycled to reduce landfill demand.
  • Environmental Management Planning and Monitoring.
Integrated and Connected Precinct
  • Active Non-motorised transit route.
  • Reliable public transport.
  • Convenient local amenities.
  • Mixed usage close to residential opportunities.
  • On-site cyclist facilities (showers and racks).
Building Green Neighbourhoods

Rabie is aiming for EDGE certification on several of our in-progress and future developments, including:

  • ON PARK in Ratanga Park, Century City
  • Park Place in Ratanga Park, Century City
  • Stonepine Crescent in Kuils River
  • Rhapsody Phase 2 in Burgundy Estate
  • Umberwood in Burgundy Estate
Healthy Indoor Environment
  • Improved thermal comfort.
  • Access to natural light supports occupant circadian rhythm.
  • Access to external views supports occupant well-being.
  • Improved fresh-air rates prevents build-up of indoor pollutants.
  • From paints to insulation, base-build finishes were selected for no-to-low pollutant off-gassing.

Targeting EDGE certification.

Park Place is targeting towards EDGE, a certification that its predecessor in Ratanga Park, Nine Palms, has recently achieved. This certification means that our homes are at least 40% more energy efficient and 20% more water and material efficient than the norm. Not only does this qualify our buyers for better bond rates, but it also saves money on utility bills due to reduced running costs. We work exceptionally hard to achieve this certification to provide our communities with more sustainable and cost-effective living.

In April 2024, Rabie was awarded its first EDGE certification for Nine Palms in Ratanga Park, Century City. Launched in May 2022 and completed at the end of 2023, this development was the first in the Rabie portfolio to have been designed and constructed with the goal of receiving an EDGE certification. To achieve EDGE, a minimum of 20% improvements in the three categories, energy, water, and embodied carbon in materials, must be obtained. Nine Palms surpassed its original certification submission for EDGE standard certification and achieved EDGE Advanced for its final certification. This means that our energy measures exceed 40% improved compared to the base.

Here’s how Nine Palms achieved Edge Advanced:
  • Energy and material efficient glazing
  • Energy efficient lighting both internal & external
  • Energy efficient hot water generation system
  • Water-wise faucets, showerheads, water closets and irrigation systems.
  • Cored bricks to reduce the material usage.
  • Material-efficient concrete slabs
  • Material-efficient roof insulation
  • Many more measures implemented