Ciudad Campestre El Castillo
Located in Jamundí, just south of Cali, Ciudad Campestre El Castillo offers a new sustainable lifestyle for Colombians. More like a small city than a housing complex, Ciudad Campestre El Castillo consists of 733 homes and 160 apartments, all ranging from two to four bedrooms. Residents may live within a large development of homes, but the community maintains a sense of harmony with nature. With several miles of hiking trails, outdoor parks and plenty of green space, residents can live away from the noise and busyness of the city and appreciate the nature around them. Jamundí also offers shopping centers and schools a short drive away as well as public transportation at the entrance of the community.
All homes at Ciudad Campestre El Castillo are built green, allowing residents to live an environmentally-friendly lifestyle and lower their carbon footprint. External shading devices keep the un-airconditioned homes cool during warm days. Water use is reduced with the help of low-flow showerheads and faucets. The homes also save up to 67% in embodied energy in materials due to the use of clay roofing tiles and honeycomb clay block walls.
The developer of the project, Constructora El Castillo, has over 15 years of experience developing homes for Colombians. The company is passionate about meeting the needs of their customers in a sustainable way and urges them to “Viva el Verde” with EDGE. Ciudad Campestre El Castillo has received a preliminary EDGE certificate from CAMACOL.
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
Reflective paint for the roof and external walls, reflective tiles for the roof, external shading devices and energy-saving lighting.
Low-flow showerheads, low-flow faucets and dual flush water closets.
Clay roofing tiles on steel rafters, honeycomb clay blocks with plaster on both sides for internal and external walls, and UPVC window frames.
*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.