Panelo is a housing project located in the Mirriñao district of Palmira, Colombia. It consists of a total of 122 apartments with a modern architectural concept with regard to spaces, lighting, and ventilation. The project will also feature a club house, swimming pool, gym, a playground and a picnic space. The average floor space per apartment in Panelo is 97 square meters.
The project was developed by Jaramillo Mora Constructora, a local real estate development company with a focus on sustainable construction to mitigate climate change.
By incorporating modern construction technologies such as reflective paints for external walls, external shading devices, roof insulation, the use of energy-saving appliances such as LED lightbulbs 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.
Panelo 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, reflective paint for external walls, external shading devices, roof insulation, and energy-saving light bulbs for external and internal spaces.
Low-flow showerheads, low-flow faucets for kitchen sinks and all bathrooms, and single flush for water closets.
Honeycomb clay blocks with internal & external plaster for external walls plasterboards on metal studs and honeycomb clay blocks with plaster on both sides for internal walls, in-situ reinforced concrete slabs for floor construction, clay roofing tile on steel rafters for roof construction, glass wool for roof insulation ceramic 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.