The Infinity Living Lab

The Infinity Living Lab

Ecosis is working on a living lab project set to accelerate positive impact in our World. Watch this space...

Electric Vehicles (EV)

Electric Vehicles (EV)

Ecosis and EVConsult have collaborated to prepare a 10yr strategy and roadmap to prepare the market conditions for a sustainable integration of electric vehicles.

Blockchain Technology

Blockchain Technology

Deepening its expertise in digital transformation and inclusive innovation, Ecosis has partnered with leading South East Europe business school, Cotrugli to develop the national strategy for the adoption of blockchain technologies for the Government of Mauritius.

Cap Tamarin

Cap Tamarin

Cap Tamarin is a neighbourhood development on 75 hectares of land located in the west of Mauritius, in the district of Black River. Located at the entrance of Tamarin village, the development will be a human-scale settlement consciously designed to secure long-term sustainability. Ecosis is responsible for various strategies for the development including social impact, water, energy and waste management.

Regenerating Port-Louis

Regenerating Port-Louis

Ecosis drafted a comprehensive report for the national project - Regenerating Port Louis. All the different aspects of making the City a prosperous, resilient, equitable, accessible, green, responsible, safe and liveable city were considered. The continued work of Ecosis on the project is the advocacy of a new governance model based on a public, private, people partnership - the Port Louis City Alliance.

Fibre optic subsea cable system

Fibre optic subsea cable system

Working for an innovative ICT company, IOX, Ecosis completed an environmental and social impact assessment for the subsea cable system, using the International Finance Corporation (IFC) standards. The first phase of system shall link South Africa, Mauritius, Rodrigues and India in 2019.

Mon Trésor Development

Mon Trésor Development

The 480ha site of Mon Trésor, currently under sugarcane cultivation, is set to become a modern, sustainable, smart city with a balanced mix of employment-generating business activity, leisure and an extensive residential offer. To demonstrate the developer's commitment towards sustainability, Ecosis has been appointed to develop the Sustainable Urban Planning and Development Objectives Charter and to provide and manage a roadmap to achieve the objectives.

Passive Solar Design Guidelines

Passive Solar Design Guidelines

Ecosis co-drafted the ‘Passive Solar Design Guidelines’ for the Government of Mauritius

Socio Economic Indicator

Socio Economic Indicator

The World Green Building Council (World GBC) and the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) have established a joint project to create a set of social and economic sustainability factors and benchmarks to be used in rating tools for the design and construction of green buildings in developing countries around the world. Ecosis' director participated on the International Advisory Panel.

Energy Efficiency Regulations &Codes

Energy Efficiency Regulations &Codes

Under the project ‘Removal of barriers to Energy Efficiency and Energy Conservation in Buildings’ and the SIDS Dock programme, Ecosis co-drafted several documents for the Government of Mauritius namely: Energy Efficiency Regulations, Energy Efficiency Building Code, Development of compliance mechanism, Feasibility Study - Building Energy Labeling Scheme

Building Control Act

Building Control Act

Ecosis co-drafted for the Government of Mauritius, the Building Control Act 2012. The previous Act was almost 100 years old.

Sea Water Air Conditioning

Sea Water Air Conditioning

Ecosis was appointed to be responsible for Client research and liaison. Phase 1 consisted of identification of buildings in Port Louis (Capital of Mauritius) for the District Cooling System (DCS) route, equivalent to 60MW cold. Ecosis did the preliminary audits of the buildings, carried clients' interview using its developed methodology, and obtained the letters of interest.

Green Schools

Green Schools

Ecosis is one of the driving forces of the collaborative platform National Coalition for Green School (Mauritius). Ecosis has worked on several green school projects. The consultancy has worked on the building information modeling of the first green government school in Mauritius.

Residence Tanzi

Residence Tanzi

Residence Tanzi is a residential development developed by Ecosis in an eco-sensitive wetland area, Grand Bay. It is a green residential development which received several awards namely the Ecoliving Innovators Award, and the Green Award Mauritius. Completed in 2010, it is the first green project in Mauritius. The project consists of 20 ecohomes set in a lush garden and 2 aquatic zones regenerating water for 10 natural pools.

EIA - CEB 8MW solar farm

EIA - CEB 8MW solar farm

Ecosis duly completed the Envrionmental and Social Impact Assessment of an 8MW solar farm for the Central Electricity Board of Mauritius. The ESIA was carried out using the International Finance Corporation standards.

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Ecosis co-founds Positive - The regenerative business movement

25 Feb 2021

UNLOCKING A REGENERATIVE FUTURE

Ecosis joins the 100 pioneering changemaker businesses as founding member of the Postitive movement. It confirms Ecosis’ dedication about making positive change toward a sustainable future and empowering clients to overcome the obstacles and build on opportunities associated with sustainable growth.  

Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)

25 Feb 2021

An Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) is a standardised document informing about a product’s potential environmental and human health impact. The general goal is to use verified and accurate information to determine the overall effect of the product on the environment.

EPD is a document that is used in many countries to demonstrate performance of a product. It is regarded as a Type III environmental label. EPD are generated through conducting a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA); which is performed using a peer-reviewed Product Category Rule (PCR) document. This PCR is in line with EN 15804, ISO 14025 and other related international standards (Designing Buildings Ltd, 2021).

Many sustainable building certification schemes have now been developed around the world, and they almost all consider the environmental impact of construction materials, but in widely different ways. However, there are two main mechanisms by  EPD themselves, and the LCA data for construction materials reported in EPD are considered within these schemes (Eco Platform, 2021).

End of year  Newsletter

24 Dec 2020

Wow! What a year!

While we look back at this special and disruptive year,we acknowledge the many parts that were hard, but wish to celebratewith you the positive bits, our accomplished work.

 

For us, at Ecosis, we embraced the challenges and went on a self-transformation journey.

As many of you, we have worked harder this year than any other year.During the few months of lockdown, we were juggling between home schooling, baking our own bread, and mainly re-inventing ourselves to adapt. As some of my colleagues admitted, we have never worked so hard.

At least it was not for nothing, and we are grateful that we were able to complete so many things this year.

First and foremost, we need to celebrate the effort we have all put in.

The highlight of this year has been our focus on technology, especially on technology for good. We worked on three start-ups this year. The first one is a telemedicine application eDoc, intending to provide affordable healthcare when you need it. People with chronic diseases were our target, as good management is critical. The second one is a free application, a freelancer marketplace where people can share and sell their skills.We thought that could be useful.

Then there is the promising anAngel application. It is an idea that we had for years. It took us some time, but we managed to get it out. We were thinking of doing a soft launch with our minimum viable product. But coincidentally, the timing was as wrong as the incident itself, the Wakashio oil spill. We found ourselves to ramp up our game to respond to this ecological disaster. It gave us the opportunity to stress test the app, and to carry out our design thinking exercise faster. It was so gratifying to see how the anAngel tool does what it intends to do; to use the power of the citizen to support social and environmental initiatives. Our aim to simplify and amplifying positive impact. The start of our journey saw us bagging two international awards.

In the whirlwind, we were selected to mentor selected startups by Google for their SDG accelerator programme.

We were happy to witness some progress on some of our work. For U4SSC, two documents were published, “City Science Application Framework for Smart Cities”, and “Blockchain for Smart Sustainable Cities”. A month ago, we saw the Government finally approving the EV 10 yr roadmap for Mauritius.

We have continued to contribute on important documents. Locally, we worked extensively on the Mauritius National Environmental Policy, specifically on the “Urbanisme et PolitiqueEnvironnementale” issue. Internationally, we reviewed the North Star goals of the World GBC, and their Health and Wellbeing framework, and for Global ABC, the Global ABC regional roadmap for buildings and construction in Africa 2050.

Of course, with the pandemic, we moved to virtual conferences and webinars. We presented at various conferences hosted in Athens, Accra, Tel Aviv, Reunion Island, Mauritius and… the cloud, on topics varying from circular economy, innovation, SDGs, green buildings, partnerships, health and wellbeing in the built environment, energy efficiency to innovative finance.

And yes, lest not forget the on-going projects! But we shall keep this for next end-of-year newsletter.

The team joins me in wishing you and your loved ones a safe and joyous Christmas and a super 2021 full of light, happiness, success and good health.

 

 

Best wishes,

Tony Lee Luen Len

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