La Cristalina is a new 492-unit apartment complex in the Ciudad Tres Quebradas residential development. Located just south of the city of Bogotá, La Cristalina is ideally located. The apartment complex was designed so that families of the six towers can enjoy a variety of common areas, including a gym, social room, children’s play area, and communal terrace.
The towers were also designed to conserve natural resources, allowing residents to save on utility bills and live more environmentally friendly lifestyles. LED lighting, natural ventilation, lighting controls, and low-flow plumbing fixtures will be used to reduce the towers’ energy and water use.
The developer of the project, Constructora Bolívar, has led the Colombian market in the development of urban housing projects for all income levels for more than 30 years. The company is committed to sustainable construction that not only conserves natural resources, but also generates value for its clients. Constructora Bolívar has also certified 127 Living, 176 Park, Arboleda del Campestre-Laurel, Nordika, Prado Park, Park Living, Senderos de Reserva de Curinca, and Lunaria.
La Cristalina 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, energy-saving lighting in internal and external spaces, and lighting controls for corridors and staircases.
Water-efficient water closets and low-flow showerheads and faucets for kitchen sinks and washbasins.
In-situ reinforced concrete slab for the floor, micro concrete tiles on steel rafters for the roof, in-situ reinforced internal and external walls, and honeycomb clay blocks for external 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.