Arreboles del Retiro

Arreboles del Retiro

Compañía de Constructores Asociados S.A. has a broad portfolio of activities and more than 50 years of experience. The company’s vision is grounded in sustainability with the intention to create economic, environmental and social value to contribute to the welfare of both present and future generations. EDGE certification is a continuation of the company’s vision and values.

Arreboles del Retiro is one of the company’s latest projects, located in a municipality away from the city of Medellín, in a quiet area full of vegetation with easy access to public transport. The residences include external shading and energy-saving lighting, as well as low-flow plumbing fixtures and honeycomb clay blocks for wall construction. In addition to the resource-efficient design strategies that were implemented in order for the project to be EDGE certified, Compañía de Constructores Asociados has also put into practice careful environmental control of its construction process, such as a water recirculation system for its block-cutting plant.

Arreboles del Retiro has received a preliminary EDGE certificate from CAMACOL.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification


Energy Savings*


Water Savings


Less Embodied Energy in Materials

*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.

Technical Solutions


External shading devices and energy-saving lighting for internal spaces.


Low-flow showerheads, low-flow faucets for kitchen sinks and wash basins, and dual flush water closets.


In-situ trough concrete slab for floor slabs and roof construction, and honeycomb clay blocks with plaster for internal and external walls.


Via El Retiro La Ceja Medellín, Colombia


Preliminary EDGE Certificate


July 1, 2018

Floor Space (m2)


Total CO2 Savings (annually)


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