FIRST National Bank (FNB) Namibia Holdings has set a benchmark in sustainable building in the country after its @Parkside building was awarded a 5-Star Green Star Africa 'As Built' rating.
The Green Building Council gave the rating, making it the first 5-Star rated building in Namibia and Africa, outside of South Africa.
The building in the capital, Windhoek, achieved 64 points for its final As Built rating.Greg Rice, Sustainability Consultant, WSP Building Services Africa, described this as a remarkable achievement for the sustainable construction industry in Africa.
As one of the world's leading professional services firms, WSP provides technical expertise and strategic advice to clients in the Property and Buildings, Transportation and Infrastructure, Environment, Industry, Resources (including Mining and Oil and Gas) and Power and Energy sectors.
'The As Built rating verifies that the building has been constructed and has been optimised to perform in the most efficient way possible, ensuring that the efforts put into design are in fact carried through to completion,' Rice said.
Earlier this year it was announced that FNB Namibia Holdings'@Parkside building achieved the first 4-Star Green Star design rating in Namibia and was aiming towards an 'As Built' rating.
Sarel van Zyl, Chief Executive Officer of FNB Namibia Holdings, said,
'This is a great achievement and a testament to hard work by the construction and operational team.'
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