KAANA is a 10-story residential building located in Cancún. The project has been developed by Metric Development Group, a local-based property developer committed to sustainable architecture. Metric Development Group serves a new generation of homebuyers who understand the value of innovation, durability and resilience. The company’s sharp focus on renewable energy and environmentally-friendly materials perfectly position their future projects for EDGE certification.
In the midst of soaring energy costs in Mexico, KAANA will offer its residents relief through reduced utility bills projected to be well over $100 per month. The property is located on the Caribbean Sea, in the heart of the hotel district. KAANA has received a preliminary EDGE certificate from GBCI.
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
Reduced window to wall ratio, insulation of roof and external walls, low E-coated glass, air conditioning system, high efficiency boiler for hot water, energy-saving light bulbs for internal and external spaces.
Low-flow plumbing fixtures for kitchen sinks, washbasins, water closets and shower-heads.
Concrete slab for floors and roof construction, medium weight concrete blocks for external and internal walls, air gap wall insulation, stone slab flooring and ceramic tile.
*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.