The 26-story PwC headquarters building in Waterfall City has been designed by LYT Architecture and is being developed by Atterbury. The new R1.5 billion high-rise comprises of 40 000sqm offices, and is designed to house 3 500 PwC employees.
The building has been designed to meet the LEED NC-2009 (New Construction v2009) silver standard. A prerequisite for LEED certification is the fundamental commissioning of the building energy systems, which is a process of verifying that the building’s systems operate as intended and according to the owner’s requirements. The system that are subject to commissioning are: HVAC&R systems, lighting and controls, hot water systems, the building envelope, renewable energy systems, and all water conservation systems with pumps. Ecolution Consulting has been appointed as the Commissioning Authority (CxA) for this project, and responsible for leading the project team through the commissioning process.