Tángara is an apartment complex located in Ciudad Country urban development zone north of Jamundí, Colombia. The project consists of 154 houses with an average space of 80 square meters. Tángara has been designed, promoted and built by Jaramillo Mora Constructora S.A., a Colombian real estate development company committed to sustainable construction and climate change mitigation.
With this focus in mind, energy and water-saving technologies were incorporated into the design, construction and internal processes of the building. External shading devices, roof insulation, reflective paint, natural ventilation and LED lighting reduce the building’s energy consumption, while water-efficient plumbing fixtures reduce its water use.
Tángara has received a Preliminary EDGE Advanced Certificate from CAMACOL.
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
Reduced window to wall ratio, reflective paint for external walls, insulation for roof, external shading devices, natural ventilation with operable windows, and energy-saving lighting in internal and external spaces.
Low-flow showerheads, low-flow faucets for kitchen sinks and washbasins, and single flush for water closets.
In-situ reinforced concrete slab for the floor, micro concrete tiles on steel rafter for roof, honeycomb clay blocks with plaster on both sides for internal and external walls, ceramic tiles for flooring and aluminum window frames.
*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.