EDGE Advanced

BIO is a new 816-unit apartment complex in Ibagué. The homes are ideally located with easy access to the main roads of the city, nearby shopping centers and Aeropuerto Perales. The community will feature numerous amenities for residents to enjoy, including a pool, BBQ area, gym, recreational court and playground.

The one and two-bedroom apartments will be built to reduce energy and water usage, incorporating reflective paint, a variable refrigerant volume cooling system, energy-saving lighting and low-flow plumbing fixtures. Residents will benefit from energy and water savings with lower utility bills.

BIO was designed by Constructora Colpatria, an architectural firm committed to incorporating resource-efficient and socially-responsible standards into its projects. Constructora Colpatria intends to continue to certify its projects and help bring a green transformation to the construction sector in the region.

BIO has received an EDGE Advanced 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


Reduced window-to-wall ratio, reflective paint for the roof and external walls, external shading devices, a variable refrigerant volume (VRV) cooling system, energy-saving lighting in internal and external spaces, and lighting controls for corridors and staircases.


Water-efficient water closets and low-flow showerheads and faucets for kitchen sinks and washbasins.


In-situ reinforced concrete for the floor and roof, precast concrete panels for internal walls, in-situ reinforced internal and external walls, and UPVC window frames.


Manzana 12 Plan Parcial Santa Cruz Ibagué, Tolima, Colombia


Preliminary EDGE Certificate


April 1, 2020

Floor Space (m2)


Total CO2 Savings (annually)


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