Edificio Paimun is a 16-unit apartment complex in Quilmes, Buenos Aires. The building will feature a terrace, swimming pool and solarium.
The apartments were designed to conserve natural resources using solar hot water collectors, an inverter split cooling system, solar photovoltaics, LED lighting, a rainwater harvesting system, low-flow plumbing fixtures and more. Residents will benefit from the building’s energy and water savings with lower utility costs.
Edificio Paimun was designed by architecture firm Estudio Nietzel and developed by VAT Propiedades. The project has received an EDGE Advanced certificate from GBCI.
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
Insulation of the roof, an inverter split system, solar hot water collectors, solar photovoltaics, energy-saving lighting in internal and external spaces, and lighting controls for corridors and staircases.
A rainwater harvesting system, dual-flush water closets, and low-flow showerheads and faucets for kitchen sinks and washbasins.
In-situ reinforced concrete for the floor and roof, common brick walls with plaster on both sides for internal walls, cored bricks with plaster for internal walls and external walls, and ceramic tile flooring.
*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.