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
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
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.
*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.