Developed by Lares Desarrollos, Cumbres Residencial is an all-inclusive condominium community located in Puebla, Mexico. The prestigious architectural firm JSa designed this project to represent Lares Desarrollos’s dedication to improving their resident’s quality of life in an environmentally responsible manner. Residents have access to extensive amenities including a gym, party rooms, kids room, playgrounds, common areas and public plaza, underground parking and access to nearby public transportation. The community’s unbeatable location is within a two block radius of a shopping center, supermarkets, a hotel, schools, two universities, and is less than a ten-minute drive from 60 percent of the jobs in the city of Puebla. Residents will benefit from lower utility bills as all apartments feature energy-efficient lighting, external shading devices and high-efficiency hot water boilers.
Lares Desarrollos is considering EDGE certification for all future projects, setting the standard for Mexican developers with their commitment to passing on savings from improved project performance to their customers. Cumbres Residencial received a preliminary EDGE certificate from GBCI in January 2017.
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
Reduced window to wall ratio; insulation of roof and external walls; external shading devices; high-efficiency boiler for hot water; and energy-saving light bulbs for internal spaces.
Low-flow plumbing fixtures for washbasins and kitchens.
Honeycomb clay blocks with internal and external plaster; laminated wooden flooring; ceramic tile; and plasterboards on metal studs with insulation for internal 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.