Fontana 5 is a housing project located in the Prosperidad development, located in Madrid, Colombia, about 15 kilometers outside of Bogotá. It consists of a total of 96 apartments with an average floor space of 60 square meters.
The project was developed by AR Construcciones, a local real estate development company with over 40 years of experience and a focus on innovative, client-oriented construction projects.
By incorporating modern construction technologies such as external shading devices, natural ventilation systems, the use of energy-saving appliances such as LED lightbulbs and lighting controls and water-efficient plumbing features, the project was able to significantly reduce its energy and water consumption, resulting in a more sustainable construction project and a reduced carbon footprint.
Fontana 5 has received a Preliminary EDGE Certificate from the Colombian Chamber of Construction (CAMACOL).
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
Reduced window to wall ratio, external shading devices, natural ventilation, energy-saving light bulbs for external and internal spaces, and lighting controls for common spaces and outdoors.
Low-flow showerheads, low-flow faucets for kitchen sinks and all bathrooms, and single flush for water closets.
In-situ reinforced wall and honeycomb clay blocks with internal & external plaster for internal and external walls, in-situ reinforced concrete slabs for floor construction, micro concrete tiles on steel rafters for roof construction, ceramic and terracotta tiles for flooring, and aluminum window frames.
*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.