Mukava del Viento Torre 3
Located in the mountainous city of Pereira, Mukava del Viento Torre 3 is one of three buildings that comprise the Mukava del Viento residential project. The 12-story apartment building has 60 units, each with an outdoor patio to enjoy the stunning views and lush green landscape surrounding the property. Residents have additional outdoor space, a swimming pool and a park area to enjoy the outdoors. From the building’s inception, developers ASUL S.A.S. carefully planned how to take advantage of the geographical location of the project, which is located four degrees from the equator line. The building is strategically designed to maximize natural lighting and conserve energy. Energy-saving features include energy-efficient air-conditioning and external shading devices to keep the units cool. The building also saves water with the help of low-flow showerheads and faucets and dual-flush water closets. Embodied energy in materials has been reduced due to the selection of honeycomb clay blocks for walls and composite floor slabs consisting of profiled steel decking with in-situ reinforced concrete topping.
Since 1996, developers ASUL S.A.S. have maintained a commitment to innovation and excellence for their customers. Recognizing the importance of building sustainably, the company now aims to make their projects environmentally-friendly and resource-efficient. The company has developed 22 projects comprised of more than 6,300 units over the last 20 years. Mukava del Viento Torre 3 has received final EDGE certification from CAMACOL.
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
Reduced window to wall ratio, reflective paint/tiles for roof, external shading devices, energy-efficient air conditioning, energy-saving lighting and controlled lighting for common areas and outdoors.
Low-flow showerheads and faucets and dual flush water closets.
Composite in-situ concrete and steel deck floor and roof construction, aluminum-clad sandwich panel roof and honeycomb clay blocks with plaster on both sides for internal and external walls.
*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.