Artea is a 15-story residential apartment complex located in the Providencia neighborhood of Guadalajara, Mexico. The project consists of a total of 64 apartments with an average floor space of 79 square meters and was developed by Connexos, a local real estate developer with a focus sustainable real estate projects, which promote quality of life and care for the environment. The project also promotes sustainable lifestyles by offering its users facilities for alternative means of transportation, areas to grow food, and green habitats for a variety of species.

Through the use of state-of-the-art technologies such as external shading devices, variable refrigerant volume (VRV) cooling systems, high-efficiency water boilers, and energy-saving LED lightbulbs, as well as water-efficient plumbing features, Artea was able to significantly reduce its energy and water consumption. This resulted in a more sustainable construction project and a reduced carbon footprint.

Artea has received a Preliminary EDGE Certificate from Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI).

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, variable refrigerant volume (VRV) cooling systems, high-efficiency hot water boiler, and energy-saving lighting in internal and external spaces.


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


Lightweight concrete slabs with polystyrene blocks for floor and roof construction, in-situ reinforced concrete slab for roof, in-situ reinforced wall and medium weight hollow concrete blocks for external walls, cement fiber boards on metal studs and plasterboard on metal studs for internal walls, ceramic tiles and parquet for flooring, and aluminum window frames.


Rio de Janeiro 2320 Colonia Providencia Guadalajara, Jalisco 44630 Mexico


Preliminary EDGE Certificate


January 1, 2022

Floor Space (m2)


Total CO2 Savings (annually)


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