Salamanca is a new apartment tower in Medellin with a total of 154 housing units. Residents of the tower will enjoy its numerous amenities, including a gym, a social room, a Turkish sauna, a swimming pool, and a walking path.
The units were designed to conserve natural resources, maximizing the use of natural lighting and ventilation. The resulting energy and water savings allow residents to save on utility bills and to live more environmentally friendly lifestyles.
Trazos Urbanos, the developer of the project, is committed to the sustainable development of Colombia through the management of real estate projects. Salamanca is an example of this commitment.
Salamanca has achieved final EDGE certification by CAMACOL.
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
Reduced window-to-wall ratio, reflective paint and tiles for roof and external walls, external shading devices, and energy-saving lighting in internal and external spaces.
Dual-flush water closets and low-flow showerheads and faucets for kitchen sinks and washbasins.
In-situ trough concrete slabs for floor and roof construction, honeycomb clay blocks with plaster on both sides for internal walls, exposed cored (with holes) bricks with internal plaster for external walls, and vinyl flooring.
*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.