Net Zero Water
The District building in Woodstock is Growthpoint Properties’ first commercial property in Cape Town to certify Net Zero Water and no longer rely on the municipal water grid. Ecolution Consulting were appointed as the Net Zero certification consultants on the project to assist the team in reaching the Net Zero Water certification.
The building has a water filtration plant installed that can generate 140kL/day from 4 sumps in the basement supplying 100% of the building’s water needs. The seven story building is built on top of a naturally occurring spring that flows into the basement and is collected by the plant.
To prevent flooding, spring water such as this has traditionally been pumped back into the city’s stormwater system. Instead, The District uses the sump water for all uses including drinking water and toilet flushing.