Villa Flora

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  • Building Type : Collective housing > 50m
  • Construction Year : 2015
  • Delivery year : 2019
  • Address 1 - street : 26, Impasse Julie, Petion-Ville HT 6140 PETION-VILLE, Other countries
  • Climate zone : [Aw] Tropical Wet & Dry with dry winter.

  • Net Floor Area : 2 163 m2
  • Number of Dwelling : 39 Dwelling

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Certifications :

  • Primary energy need
    (Calculation method : )
Energy consumption
Economical buildingBuilding
< 50A
51 à 90B
91 à 150C
151 à 230D
231 à 330E
331 à 450F
> 450G
Energy-intensive building

Developed by Chabuma S.A./Central Home Consortium, a local Haitian developer, Villa Flora is a residential estate located in the heart of Port-au-Prince. The development targets the needs of the city’s emerging middle class by offering 39 affordable apartments and single family housing units.

The Consortium received technical assistance from USAID’s Haiti HOME program to incorporate key elements of affordability and resource efficiency in Villa Flora’s design. Haiti HOME is led by the World Council of Credit Unions in partnership with Habitat for Humanity and the Affordable Housing Institute.

Villa Flora’s homes are equipped with solar panels in order to provide each household with 100 per cent of its energy needs. Each unit’s design adheres to high seismic standards to provide resilience in the event of earthquakes and other natural disasters. Because of Villa Flora’s green design, each household is expected to realize estimated utility cost savings of US$360 per year.

Villa Flora has received final EDGE certification from GBCI.

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Photo credit

Photos courtesy of Olivia Caldwell, affordable Housing Institute


Construction Manager



    Chabuma S.A./Central Home Consortium

    Local Haitian developer

Energy consumption

    Hot water: 7 kWhfe/m2.year
    Lighting: 2.5 kWhfe/m2.year
    Home appliances: 8 kWhfe/m2.year

    [Not included in final energy use]
    Fan energy: 2 kWhfe/m2.year
    Cooling energy: 62 kWhfe/m2.year

  • 68,00 kWhpe/m2.year

Envelope performance

    Roof U-value= 2.12
    Wall U-value= 1.86
    Glass U-value= 5.75

Real final energy consumption

    17,20 kWhfe/m2.year


    • No heating system
    • Individual electric boiler
    • No cooling system
    • Natural ventilation
    • Solar photovoltaic
  • 68,00 %


    -Reduced Window to Wall Ratio - WWR of 21.14%
    -Reflective Paint/Tiles for Roof - Solar Reflectivity (albedo) of 0.85
    -Energy-Saving Light Bulbs - Internal Spaces
    -Solar Photovoltaics - 68% of Total Energy Demand (Capacity kWp/Unit=1.9)

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    -Low-Flow Showerheads - 7.6 L/min
    -Low-Flow Faucets for Kitchen Sinks - 7.6 L/min
    -Low-Flow Faucets in All Bathrooms - 5.68 L/min
    -Dual Flush for Water Closets in All Bathrooms - 6 L/first flush and 5.45 L/second

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    -External walls: Medium Weight Hollow Concrete Blocks-Common Brick Wall with Internal & External Plaster
    -Internal Walls: Medium Weight Hollow Concrete Blocks -Common Brick Wall with Plaster on Both Sides
    -Aluminum window frames

Energy bill

  • 6 956,00

Water management

  • ‭7853.04‬ m3
  • Final Water Use: 16.78 kL/Month/Unit
    Water Savings: 585.82 m³/Year


    Villa Flora is a welcoming space offering a paradise setting for short and long stays. Located in Torcel, a newly built neighborhood, it is about 20 minutes to the airport, 20 minutes to Pétion-Ville where are the main shopping centers of the country. The area is very calm and safe.

    It is a unique space that will charm you. The warm welcome to guests, the hospitality and the cleanliness of the environment make Villa Flora an irresistible and incomparable place.

GHG emissions

  • 9,88 KgCO2/m2/year
  • CARBON EMISSIONS: 0.89 tCO₂/Year/Unit, average unit area: 90m2

Reasons for participating in the competition(s)

47% - Energy SavingsReduced window to wall ratio, reflective paint and tiles for roof, energy-saving lighting system for internal spaces and solar photovoltaics

23% - Water Savings
Low-flow showerheads and faucets in kitchens and bathrooms and dual-flush water closets.

54% - Less Embodied Energy in MaterialsMedium weight hollow concrete blocks for internal and external walls and UPVC window frames.

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