LEED Comissioning as per Ashrae 0-2005
Client Name: Unilever
Project Status: Complete
Project Location: Boksburg, Johannesburg
Project Footprint: 152,689.17 ft2
Commissioning type: LEED 2009 – Fundamental
Certification Targetted: LEED Silver
Certification Achieved: LEED Gold
Modelled % Improvement: 26%
Predicted water use reduction: 51%
Unilever Khanyisa is a home-care liquids factory situated in Boksburg, Johannesburg. The factory produces popular brands such as Omo, Handy Andy, Domestos, Comfort and Sunlight amongst others. The facility includes a manufacturing plant, warehouses, utility areas, production offices and an amenities building.
Unilever’s Sustainable Living Plan (USLP) is a plan to reduce the carbon footprint of the Unilever operations while aiming to double the size of the business. The Khanyisa site is planned to deliver a 50% reduction in the carbon emission footprint and as much as 70% reduction in water usage per ton. This plant forms a massive part of Unilever’s R3 billion Capacity Transformation Project investment all in line with USLP.
Ecolution Consulting was appointed as the Commissioning Authority (CxA) and therefore guided and supported the design team in the Fundamental Commissioning process.
A few details of the systems to be commissioned at the Unilever factory include:
In order to ensure that the installed systems adhered to the requirements of Unilever, all energy-related systems and water conservation systems were subjected to installed and Functional Performance Tests.