Located in the prestigious El Poblado neighborhood of Medellín, Casa NUA is a 74-room assisted living community for the elderly. Designed to provide comfort and convenience for its residents, the community will feature a restaurant, theater, fitness center, library and beauty salon.
Casa NUA will utilize resource-efficient design features and technologies to reduce its environmental impact and save on operating costs. LED lighting, higher thermal performance glass and an energy-efficient air conditioning system will reduce the building’s energy use, while dual-flush water closets, low-flow plumbing fixtures and water-efficient landscaping reduce the building’s water use.
The developers of the project, Conexo Inmobiliario, Alemol and Grupo Attia, have designed Casa NUA to serve as an example of their commitment to reducing the environmental impact of the construction and operations of their projects. The development group will continue to design, build and obtain green certification to meet the growing demand for resource-efficient homes.
Casa NUA has received an EDGE Advanced certificate from CAMACOL.
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
Reduced window to wall ratio, higher thermal performance glass, a variable refrigerant volume (VRV) cooling system, energy-saving lighting in internal and back-of-house spaces and solar hot water collectors.
Dual-flush water closets in guest rooms and all other bathrooms, water-efficient urinals in all other bathrooms, low-flow showerheads and faucets in guestrooms, aerators and auto shut-off faucets in all other bathrooms, and water-efficient landscaping.
In-situ reinforced concrete slab for the floor and roof and micro concrete tiles on steel rafters for the roof.
*Part of the energy efficiency percentage may be associated with virtual energy for comfort depending on the presence of heating and cooling systems. Note that virtual energy does not contribute savings to utility bills.