Chudi Ejekam — Views On Going “Green”
Chudi Ejekam was part of the team that brought Heritage Place to fruition. As Nigeria’s first green certified commercial building, it has paved the way for other buildings and raised the standards for commercial development in Nigeria. The building, itself, is sleek and modern, very much befitting of the busy commercial district it serves in Lagos and most people wouldn’t realize how much thought went into incorporating green features from the start. Chudi Ejekam has real passion and commitment on his latest projects and developments.
Chudi Ejekam — The Tie to Green
One of the most notable projects Chudi Ejekam has been involved in is Heritage Place, the first certified green commercial building in Lagos, Nigeria. The building, itself, looks sleek and modern, and is bones are quite innovative, too. There are many green features inside Heritage place, but some of the most important are its water-recycling system, high-efficiency/ activity-sensing lighting, and glazing. The building actually collects rainwater and uses it for the restrooms and irrigation, which cuts down significantly on how much water the building and its occupants use. The structure was also laid out perfectly, so that it would receive plenty of natural sunlight and ventilation, but minimizes solar exposure, so the overall heating and cooling costs are less, while maintaining a comfortable temperature inside. With all these energy saving features, the structure uses 30-40% less energy than other buildings in Lagos.
Ultimately, the best thing about green buildings is that they cut back on the consumption of natural resources and are better for the environment. This helps keep our air and water clean. Some studies have tied green buildings to better employee health and higher productivity levels as well. Arguably, the best thing about efficient structures is that they are less expensive to operate. Over the lifetime of a building, those savings can really add up. Some green buildings save their owners thousands of dollars every year. Check out some of Michael’s latest projects and developments at https://www.houzz.com/pro/chudiejekac1/michael-chudi-ejekam-real-estate