OIKOS Savanna Palos Verdes
The OIKOS Savanna Palos Verdes homes span nearly 200 acres and are surrounded by the natural landscape of Cajicá, a primarily agricultural town one hour north of Bogotá. With more than 214 homes in five distinct housing complexes, residents can choose from unique architectural styles varying in size. To complement the surrounding nature, developers Grupo Empresarial Oikos SAS sought to incorporate the natural landscape of Cajicá within the OIKOS Savanna Palos Verdes housing community. The homes are constructed alongside a lagoon that preserves the environment and offers a natural rainwater management system. Residents can also enjoy the outdoors in the community’s open parks and green areas, bike paths, hiking trails and outdoor sports areas. OIKOS Savanna also offers the advantage of being near to retail shopping areas, schools, hospitals and business parks as well as near to all that Bogotá has to offer.
Each of the homes at OIKOS Savanna Palos Verdes has green features that make them more sustainable. Reflective paint and tiles for the roof and a high-efficiency boiler for hot water help conserve energy, while low-flow showerheads and dual flush water closets reduce water use. Materials such as honeycomb clay blocks for internal and external walls have lower embodied energy in materials. Since 1979, Grupo Empresarial Oikos SAS has developed housing and commercial projects throughout Colombia. OIKOS Savanna Palos Verdes has received a preliminary EDGE certificate from CAMACOL.
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
Reflective paint and tiles for the roof, external shading devices, high-efficiency boiler for hot water and energy-saving lighting.
Low-flow showerheads, low-flow faucets, and dual flush water closets.
Exposed cored bricks with internal plaster for external walls and honeycomb clay blocks with internal and external plaster for internal and 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.