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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.
See more details about this projecthttps://www.edgebuildings.com/projects/villa-flora/
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Photos courtesy of Olivia Caldwell, affordable Housing Institute
DeveloperChabuma S.A./Central Home Consortium Local Haitian developer
Owner approach of sustainability
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. Chabuma’s Villa Flora and Village La Fontaine developments stand as a model for what is possible in Haiti when affordable housing meets sustainability. Each home offers a safe, clean and green space for families to escape the poverty trap and invest in their future. In a country where land titles are rare and houses are often purchased on the informal market, Chabuma’s developments offer a unique opportunity for low and middle-income households to gain security of tenure.
The development targets the needs of the city’s emerging middle class by offering 39 affordable apartments and single family housing units.
- 17,20 kWhfe/m2.year
- 68,00 kWhpe/m2.year
- 9,88 KgCO2/m2/year
- 7853.04 m3
Health & Comfort
-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)
Second œuvre / Plomberie, sanitaire
-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
Second œuvre / Cloisons, isolation
-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
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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