Retail at Santa Verde

Retail at Santa Verde

The retail spaces at Santa Verde are situated among housing, offices and recreational sports areas within one urban complex. Built by Cuestamoras Urbanismo, the Santa Verde project provides a place for people to live, work and find entertainment, all in a sustainably-built environment. The retail spaces feature insulated roofs and external walls, water-efficient restrooms and energy-saving lighting in sales areas, corridors and common areas. The easily walkable park attracts shoppers and diners with its underground parking and large green spaces to explore.

Cuestamoras Urbanismo is committed to building sustainable communities with limited impact on the surrounding ecosystem. The developer focuses on projects that address social, economic and environmental challenges. Retail at Santa Verde has received final EDGE certification from the Green Business Council Costa Rica (GBCCR).

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, insulated roofs and external walls, occupancy sensors in bathrooms and energy-saving lighting in sales areas, corridors and common areas, and external spaces.


Single flush with low liters per flush for water closets, water-efficient urinals, and aerators and auto-shut-off faucets in all bathrooms.


Steel sheets on steel rafters roof construction and cement fibre boards on metal studs for all external walls.


La Aurora, Heredia Province Costa Rica


Final EDGE Certification


July 1, 2018

Floor Space (m2)


Total CO2 Savings (annually)


Client Details

Certified By

Green Building Council Costa Rica

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