Arq Vila Mariana is a 333-unit residential building located in the south neighborhood of Vila Mariana, in São Paulo. The energy and water efficiency measures incorporated into the building will represent a 29 percent saving on utility costs for homeowners, while a 38 percent reduction in carbon emissions will be realized each year going forward.
Arq Vila Mariana was developed by Paladin Realty Partners and You Inc. A leader in sustainable development and an EDGE Champion, Paladin Realty has invested in projects across Latin America, bringing more affordable housing to the market in a socially and environmentally-responsible way. Paladin Realty has financed EDGE-certified projects in Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, and Peru.
Arq Vila Mariana has received a preliminary EDGE certificate from GBCI.
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
External shading devices, energy-saving lighting in internal and external areas, high-efficiency boiler for hot water generation, and solar hot water collectors.
Low-flow faucets for washbasins and kitchen sink and dual-flush water closets.
In-situ reinforced concrete slab for the floor and roof construction, medium weight hollow concrete blocks for internal and external walls, and plasterboards on metal studs with insulation for internal 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.