Best practice standards of sustainability.
The eco-considerations applied at English point marina is evincible in virtually every aspect of the development. From hydrology to aeration, nothing has been left to chance to see that mother earth is conserved. This emanates from the fact that environmental degradation by both anthropogenic and natural causes has seen resources dwindle at an accelerated pace. The architect and designers of the iconic development have without doubt proven that development can be done to enhance environmental sustainability.
Mombasa being a city adjacent to a large water body (Indian Ocean), high levels of humidity and heat remain a challenge and indispensable part of the residents’ concerns. As evidenced by a wide application of air conditioners, developers have to take into consideration the air conditioning aspect. Despite their significance, air conditioning equipment contribute to global warming through emission of carbon dioxide.
English Point Marina has ensured that emissions are kept at the lowest possible levels. Each structural unit has got a multi-split type air conditioner. A single unit can be connected to multiple indoor units in different rooms. The living room is used most when people are awake. When people are asleep the bedrooms are used most. Based on these usage patterns, it is unusual for all indoor units to be operated simultaneously, so a multi-split type air conditioner is the right choice for the home. The optional 5 room centralized controller allows the operation of each unit to be set from one location. Family members can activate the units in their rooms as required using the remote controller.
To cut down on the usage of air-conditioners, English Point Marina has enhanced two initiatives:
Special Low E Glass for all windows and doors. This glass will reduce the effect of direct sunlight on all buildings by reducing the amount of heat infiltrating into the buildings. This glass is being specially imported for EnglishPoint Marina.
The free circulation of air within the buildings. The designers have employed the usage of sunscreens, high level windows and cross ventilation to cut down cooling costs. The structural plan is designed in a way that has an effect of creating an amazing air corridor within the buildings. Again, the systematic arrangement of the blocks creates a consequential shade effect hence providing a cooling effect to the preceding buildings.
The exterior walls will have a smooth white finish to reflect sunlight and reduce absorption.
Water features in the inner and outer courtyards will provide a cooling effect within the buildings.
In waste treatment, English point Marina has BioDigesters. This technology is being imported from Denmark. This “Biokube
" sewage treatment plant and septic tank conversion system is a wastewater treatment system that is also capable of a high level of phosphate reduction. The Biokube solves septic tanks soak away / drainage field problems by converting the septic tank to a full sewage treatment unit. One of the main functions of the Bio-cube Sewage Treatment Tank is to remove ammonia from the sample. The Bio-cube system is designed to "De-nitrify" the outgoing water. Water that emanates from this system is then channeled back to be used for the gardens and all toilets. All toilets at EnglishPoint Marina will therefore be supplied by this recycled water reducing fresh water demand by 40% to 50%. At the Marina, all rain water is also harvested from the roofs to supplement the municipal council hence adequacy in water supply.
Wind turbines are also being considered for generation of electricity.
While property development has been noted in virtually every aspect of metropolitan growth across the globe, natural resource conservation has been compromised. This has seen trees being brought down hence death of most of our forest ecosystems. A closer look at the English Point Marina, one would note that the application of wood is at minimal level. Ceilings frames, window panes, Kitchen surfaces amongst other housing design ramifications have less applied the use of wood in their creation. Again, this is a step in promoting sustainable development.
Structurally, the location of the development is strategic in itself for conservation reasons. Going to Mombasa town would take less than five minutes using a boat instead of making a long detour by road. This would help decrease consumption of fuel by automobile on the ever packed highway to town hence energy conservation.
While environmental degradation has further seen the transformation of life systems across the world, measures can be taken to prevent this. The facilities and measures in place at the marina are a profound statement that conservation can never be better than this. From sustainable development to eco-economy, nothing explains it better than English Point Marina. The valuable input from Eco consultants XCO2 from England as the eco-consultants of choice at the development explains the success of this project.
It is our collective responsibility as we do our individual duty in conserving our environment. Buying and investing in an apartment at English Point Marina is one sure way of contributing to this noble duty. Its environmental conservation is at its best!
Water purification Systems by BioKube