BUSINESS PLAN FOR GREEN HOUSING .
The Project consists of 76 maisonettes within a 7.5 acre piece of land
SUMMARY A4architect has conceptualized the whole project to embrace aspects of Green Architecture .
We have phased the project into 3 as shown below .
MAISONETTE SIZE AND PRICE.
Phase 1 has 20 units sitting on a 2.5 acre piece of land. These units are 230m2 in plinth area
Phase 2 has 24 units on a 2.5 acre piece of land. These units are 190m2
Phase 3 has 32 units on a 2.5 acre piece of land . The units are 170m2 .
The roads have been planned with a width of 9m so as to give the aura of large greenery within the estate.
Green environment friendly design will lower life-cycle operating costs. The result is a quality
product that is available at a reasonable price to a large market. Sustainability
Sustainability is the key value of the designs conceptualized by a4architect. Fences in between houses have also been designed to incorporate live growing fences to achieve the green effect.
A water body and river will be created within the Phase 3 area next to the road to enhance the aesthetics.
Intelligent design and landscape work that can optimize the efficiency of a home to use natural energy and cooling sources. Design solutions will be as below
o Intelligent design and site orientation
o high-performance doors and windows
o Low-VOC and non-toxic paints, finishes and adhesives
o Formaldehyde-free cabinets and adhesives
o Low-flow fixtures and appliances
o Energy-efficient appliances
o Sunroofs and light tubes
o Solar water heating
o Tankless water heating
o Natural ventilation
o Solar photovoltaic power
o Green roofs and walls
Use of the green architecture concepts will elevate the project above the competition.
Green Architecture consumers are a relatively new market category that is increasingly being
profiled, understood and sought after. The major motivations for customers to purchase a green home include environmental responsibility, lower energy use and electricity bills, and benefits to personal health. The architectural design is poised to take advantage of a paradigm shift in product markets.
CONSTRUCTION AND MARKETING.
Experienced Building Contractors and Real Estate Agents will be appointed through selective tendering process and provided with necessary technical support from the A4architect design team.
Francis Gichuhi kamau, Architect.