Lapacho Roga

Lapacho Roga

Lapacho Roga is a residential project located in the Virgen del Huerto neighborhood of Asuncion, Paraguay. It consists of a two-story house featuring four bedrooms over a total area of 300 square meters with a focus on sustainable living. The project was designed by Pro Arquitectos and developed and constructed by PM Ingenieria, a local engineering firm.

To meet international standards for resource efficiency, energy and water-saving technologies were incorporated into the design, construction and internal processes of the building. Reflective paint for roof and external walls, roof insulation and an energy-efficient HVAC system reduce the building’s energy use, while water-efficient plumbing fixtures reduce its water use.

Lapacho Roga has received a Preliminary EDGE Certificate from Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI).

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification

0%

Energy Savings*

0%

Water Savings

0%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

*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.

Technical Solutions

Energy

Reduced window to wall ratio, reflective paint for the roof and external walls, insulation for roof, and a variable refrigerant volume (VRV) cooling system.

Water

Low-flow showerheads, low-flow faucets for kitchen sinks and washbasins, and dual flush for water closets.

Materials

In-situ reinforced concrete slab for floor and roof construction, common brick walls with internal & external plaster for external walls, 3-D wire panel with ‘shot-crete’ on both sides for external and internal walls, ceramic tiles and parquet/wood block finishes for flooring, and aluminum window frames.

Location

Lapacho Roga Vicente Jara Asuncion, Capital Paraguay

Stage

Preliminary EDGE Certificate

Date

December 1, 2021

Floor Space (m2)

308.96

Total CO2 Savings (annually)

0.64

Project Auditor

Sample Auditor

Project Expert

Sample Expert

Certified By

Green Business Certification Inc.

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