The Greening of Oficea workplaces
Oficea has embraced the endeavour to strike the balance between high-quality construction and low environmental impact. Its portfolio already includes one Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green-certified building and one ISO 50001 certified building. LEED certification is a globally recognised symbol of sustainability achievement and leadership, and is the most widely used green building rating system in the world. All Oficea’s buildings are located within the LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) certified Moka Smart City and all its future office developments in Telfair and Vivéa will be LEED certified.
What does LEED certification stand for?
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a North-American system for standardising buildings of high environmental quality. This certification can be applied to virtually all building types, providing a framework for healthy, highly efficient and cost-effective green buildings. Tenants may display the LEED logo on their communication materials to show their interest in the sustainable development of Mauritius.
LEED certification benefits for tenants and companies
Added comfort for employees
More ergonomic spaces
Substantial reduction of the building’s environmental footprint
Use of locally-sourced materials and reuse of surpluses
Reduced energy use and carbon emissions
Expected water savings from LEED commercial buildings represent more than 7% of all non-residential water use
Reduced waste to landfills
Fewer cars thanks to efficient building locations and alternative transportation options
Use of green materials
Healthier spaces with cleaner air, access to daylight, and free from harmful chemicals found in paints and finishes
Energy-efficient buildings help reduce pollution and improve outdoor air quality in major industrialised areas, making LEED a critical tool in reducing smog
34% lower CO₂ emissions*
25% less energy consumed*
11% less water consumed*
80 million tons of waste diverted from landfills*
25% less energy used on average by LEED-certified buildings compared to commercial buildings
*Re‐Assessing Green Building Performance: A Post Occupancy Evaluation of 22 GSA Buildings. Kim M. Fowler, Emily M. Rauch, Jordan W. Henderson.
Oficea’s LEED certification ambitions
Oficea is determined to create environmentally-friendly workplaces through LEED compliance. Such certification allows Oficea to track, measure and compare energy consumption with international LEED facts as well as set objectives for energy reduction.