Edificio Verona is located in the Novalito neighborhood of the Colombian city of Valledupar. The apartment building was designed by architectural firm Contexto Urbano and developed by Integra Gerencia y Construcción. There are 40 residences between the second and eleventh floors, with a walkable terrace, areas for barbecuing and sunbathing, and a children’s play area. Edificio Verona lies in close proximity to schools, supermarkets and shopping centers.
Each of the apartments at Edificio Verona faces the exterior with ample natural lighting. Reflective paint and external shading contribute to energy efficiency, with LED lighting featured inside the units and in the common areas (which include motion sensors). Water consumption is curtailed through environmentally-sensitive faucets, showers and water closets.
Integra Gerencia y Construcción recognizes that trends are changing and each day people are becoming more aware of their environmental footprint. The company responds to changing mindsets and lifestyles by designing and building resource-efficient projects, recognizing that each small change contributes positively to the planet.
Edificio Verona 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 for roofs and walls, external shading devices, roof insulation, energy-saving lighting for internal spaces, external spaces, and common areas, and lighting controls for common areas and outdoors.
Low-flow showerheads, low-flow faucets for kitchen sinks and washbasins, and dual flush for water closets.
In-situ trough concrete slab for floor slabs, concrete filler slab with polystyrene blocks for roof construction, honeycomb clay blocks with internal and external plaster for external walls, and honeycomb clay blocks with plaster on both sides 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.