Paipa is a Social Housing (VIS) apartment project in a gated community, located in the expansion area of the city of Yumbo in the Ciudad Guabinas Macroproject. The Macroproject contemplates the development of approximately 12,000 housing units, in an environment with more than 250,000 square meters of green areas, recreational spaces, regulation ponds for rainwater management and a large area of more than 40,000 square meters for commercial and institutional development.

The 300-apartment project allows for the personalization of its spaces, and during its development it contemplated passive and active measures aimed at reducing water and energy consumption in its operation.

Paipa was designed, developed and built by Jaramillo Mora Constructora S.A., a Colombian company committed to sustainable construction and climate change mitigation.

Paipa has received a Preliminary EDGE Certificate from CAMACOL.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification


Energy Savings*


Water Savings


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


Reduced Window to Wall Ratio, Reflective Paint for External Walls, Natural Ventilation with Operable Windows and No A/C, Energy-Saving Light Bulbs – Internal Spaces, Energy-Saving Light Bulbs – External Spaces


Low-Flow Showerheads, Low-Flow Faucets for Kitchen Sinks, Low-Flow Faucets for Washbasins, Single Flush for Water Closets


Floor Slabs – In-Situ Reinforced Concrete Slab, Roof Construction – In-Situ Reinforced Concrete Slab, External Walls – In-Situ Reinforced Wall, Internal Walls – In-Situ Reinforced Wall


Paipa Carrera 20 con circunvalar calle 6 y carrera 19 D Yumbo, Valle del Cauca Colombia


Preliminary EDGE Certificate


February 1, 2022

Floor Space (m2)


Total CO2 Savings (annually)


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