Arizá Torre 2
Arizá is a three-tower housing project in Itagüí, Colombia, located in the south of Aburrá Valley. Featuring bicycle paths and views of the surrounding green areas, residents will be able to live among nature while still having easy access to shopping centers, universities, supermarkets and pharmacies.
Arizá’s Torre 2 was designed and built to conserve natural resources using LED lighting, external shading devices, reflective paint, dual-flush water closets, low-flow plumbing fixtures and more. Residents of the tower’s 22 units benefit from the building’s energy and water savings with lower utility costs.
The developer of the project, Conaltura, is mindful of the environmental impacts of its projects. Arizá Torre 2 is an example of its commitment to develop homes that live in harmony with nature. Conaltura has also EDGE-certified its hotel project, Hotel Lagoon Llanogrande.
Arizá Torre 2 has received final EDGE certification from CAMACOL.
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
Reduced window to wall ratio, reflective paint for external walls, external shading devices, energy-saving lighting in internal and external spaces and lighting controls for corridors and staircases.
Dual-flush water closets and low-flow showerheads and faucets for kitchen sinks and washbasins.
In-situ reinforced concrete slab for the floor and roof, honeycomb clay blocks with plaster and in-situ reinforced 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.