Ciudadela Verde is an apartment complex located in Bucamaranga, Santander, Colombia. The project consists of 1496 housing units with an average space of 47 square meters, distributed among eight 12-story towers offering such amenities as gyms, BBQ areas, playgrounds and ample green spaces and parks. Ciudadela Verde was designed and developed by Zabdi Construcciones, a local real estate development company with a focus on sustainable and social housing projects.
With this focus in mind, energy and water-saving technologies were incorporated into the design, construction and internal processes of the building. Natural ventilation with operable windows, and LED lighting with occupancy sensors reduce the building’s energy consumption, while water-efficient plumbing fixtures reduce its water use and modern construction materials such as honeycomb clay blocks reduce the energy embodied in construction materials.
Ciudadela Verde has received a Preliminary EDGE Certificate from CAMACOL.
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
Reduced window to wall ratio, natural ventilation with operable windows and no AC, energy-saving lighting for external spaces and lighting controls for corridors and staircase.
Low-flow showerheads, low-flow faucets for kitchen sinks and washbasins, and single flush for water closets.
In-situ reinforced concrete slab for floor and roof construction, in-situ reinforced wall for internal and external walls, honeycomb clay blocks with plaster on both sides for internal and external walls, ceramic tiles for flooring and aluminum 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.