Development group Atterbury has built a new facility for sustainable technology company Rubicon at Richmond Park in Cape Town.
Since July 2022, Rubicon has operated from the facility, which includes a head office sized at 1,780m2, a warehouse at 7,532m2 and a showroom and product display at 521m2.
“We are incredibly proud to deliver this new facility to Rubicon. It has been a pleasure working with the Rubicon team on this tailor-made property and we have built great relationships during this project. We are pleased to bring the vision for Rubicon’s headquarters to life with this building, where they can meet all their business needs for the region under one roof,” said Johann Prinsloo, development manager at Atterbury.
Underlying the building’s elegant façade was a highly energy-efficient design, he said.
“The building’s envelope is sculpted to minimise heat gain and loss by considering space planning, window-wall ratios and insulation. Adding to its green design benefits, the building uses effective systems for its operation, such as low-wattage, LED lighting inside and out, and a high-efficiency HVAC system,” he said.
The building uses a photovoltaic (PV) system, supplementing it with an additional source of power. Approximately 60% of the annual energy used at the building will be clean energy, provided by its rooftop solar plant. This renewable energy will reduce its carbon footprint and electrical costs.
Designed to achieve water savings, the building also features low flush and flow fixtures, as well as a rooftop rainwater harvesting system designed to capture rainwater from 47% of the total roof area.
“Our group headquarters is monitored through a building management system which enables a live view of the performance and savings of various integrated services, just one of the features we’re showcasing in our new state-of-the-art showroom. Rubicon is proud to be leading the way in contributing towards a more sustainable, technology-driven future,” said Rick Basson, CEO of Rubicon.
Atterbury has developed properties in SA for 28 years.