Acqua Marine is a residential project in Reserva do Paiva, the first planned destination in the Metropolitan Region of Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil. Residents enjoy Reserva do Paiva’s impressive location, sitting on 530 hectares and offering views of the surrounding forest, rivers, and seas.
Acqua Marine’s 48 four-bedroom units were designed to reduce their environmental impact and lower utility costs for residents. Reflective paint, energy-saving lighting, external shading devices, low-flow plumbing fixtures, and a rainwater harvesting system contribute to the units’ energy and water savings.
Iron House, the developer of the project, is committed to the sustainable development of the cities in which it operates.
Acqua Marine has received a preliminary EDGE certificate from GBCI.
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
Reduced window-to-wall ratio, reflective paint/tiles for the roof and external walls, external shading devices, roof insulation, energy-saving lighting in internal and external spaces, and lighting controls for corridors and staircases.
Low-flow faucets and showerheads, dual flush water closets, and a rainwater harvesting system.
In-situ waffle concrete for the floor and roof construction and medium weight hollow concrete blocks 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.