You Collection Alves Guimarães is an upper-middle class residential building, located in one of the most desired neighborhoods of São Paulo’s west side. Residents enjoy the community’s amenities designed to improve their health and well-being, including a fitness center, swimming pool, solarium, party room and playground.
The residential building and its 162 units were designed to conserve natural resources through the use of energy-saving lighting, external shading devices, dual-flush water closets, low-flow plumbing fixtures and more. The energy and water savings help residents live more environmentally-friendly lifestyles and save on average 28 percent on utility costs.
You Collection Alves Guimarães was designed by renowned Brazilian-French architecture studio Tryptique for younger buyers interested in reducing their carbon footprint. The building was developed by You, Inc, financed by Paladin Realty and constructed by Rocontec Rocha Construção e Tecnologia. Paladin Realty has invested in projects across Latin America, bringing more affordable housing to the market in a socially and environmentally-responsible way. The group has financed EDGE-certified projects throughout the region, including Bosque de Serra in Brazil, Villas del Fresno in Mexico and VERAH Etapa 1 in Peru.
The You Collection Alves Guimarães has received final EDGE certification from GBCI.
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
Reduced window-to-wall ratio, 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 reinforced concrete for the floor and roof, plasterboards on metal studs with insulation for internal walls 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.