Located in San Martin, an international neighborhood in the heart of Bogotá known for its many restaurants, parks and historical heritage, Tekto Museo’s ideal location provides residents with everything they might need at their doorstep. Despite being in the center of the city and located near mass transportation and main roads, Tekto Museo also offers a peaceful atmosphere for residents to escape the busy city life. The apartment building has green spaces to enjoy nature and picnicking areas on the rooftop, which has a panoramic view of the city and surrounding hills.
The 15-floor apartment building has 189 units that are designed to be modern and comfortably resource-efficient. The green features of each unit help residents save on their utility bills and contribute to an overall lower environmental footprint. The building’s external shading devices and energy-saving lighting conserve energy, while low-flow showerheads and dual flush water closets save water for each resident. Additionally, construction materials such as cored brick for external walls and honeycomb clay blocks for internal walls help reduce the building’s embodied energy in materials.
The developer of Tekto Museo, Proksol, believes that building green is imperative for a sustainable future. Because the company understands that urban development poses a great risk to the environment and management of natural resources, they have committed to building green. Proksol also values the economic growth of its country, so it chooses to build using local materials from Colombian manufacturers whenever possible. The company has residential, office and retail buildings across Colombia.
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
External shading devices, energy-saving lighting and controlled lighting in common areas and outdoors.
Low-flow showerheads and faucets and dual flush water closets.
In-situ trough concrete slabs for floor slab and roof construction, cored bricks with internal and external plaster for external walls and honeycomb clay blocks with plaster on both sides for internal 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.