Located just outside of Bogotá in the town of La Calera, Calera Gardens is surrounded by hills and greenery, allowing residents to live among nature while still having access to the city. The apartment complex consists of three seven-floor towers with a total of 67 one, two and three-bedroom units. Residents have access to many indoor amenities in addition to outdoor space and a balcony in each unit to enjoy the fresh air and surrounding landscape. Calera Gardens will be built in conjunction with the Calera Gardens Shopping Center, where residents will be able to find anything they need.
For more than 40 years, OIKOS Constructora has constructed housing, retail and industrial projects across Colombia. The company is committed to the sustainable development of the country by ensuring that its projects conserve natural resources. By building green, OIKOS Constructora can provide not only lower utility bills for its residents, but also a lower carbon footprint. OIKOS Constructora believes they have a responsibility not only to their customers, but also to the environment.
Calera Gardens has received a preliminary EDGE certificate from CAMACOL.
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
Reduced window to wall ratio, reflective paint/tiles for the roof, external shading devices, high efficiency boiler for hot water and energy-saving lighting.
Low-flow showerheads and faucets and dual flush water closets.
In-situ trough concrete slabs for floor and roof construction, honeycomb clay blocks with plaster on both sides for internal and external walls and cored bricks with internal and external plaster for 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.