Real Vizcaya brings 225 private residences to the housing market in Tecámac, Mexico City. Residents of the controlled-access community enjoy numerous amenities, including a fitness center, swimming pool, bicycle path, playground and sports field.
Energy-saving indoor lighting and roof insulation reduce the homes’ energy use, while low-flow plumbing fixtures reduce the homes’ water use. The energy and water savings allow homeowners to save on utilities and live more environmentally-friendly lifestyles.
The developer of the project, Inmobiliaria Vinte, is dedicated to improving their tenants’ quality of life by building more efficient housing with positive economic and environmental impacts. An EDGE Champion, Inmobiliaria Vinte has committed to certifying its immediate future portfolio with EDGE. Vinte’s Real Granada was also EDGE certified in April of 2019.
Real Vizcaya has received final EDGE certification from GBCI.
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
Reduced window to wall ratio, roof insulation and energy-saving lighting in internal spaces.
Water-efficient single-flush water closets and low-flow showerheads and faucets for kitchen sinks and washbasins.
Concrete filler slab with polystyrene blocks for the floor and roof, and medium weight hollow concrete blocks 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.