Villas del Fresno
Located in the small town of Melchor Ocampo in the northeast region of Mexico, Villas del Fresno contains 1,916 one and two-bedroom residential units. The housing development is located near several schools and 2.4 acres of parks with walking paths and outdoor exercise areas for residents to enjoy. Each of the six typologies at Villas del Fresno has a unique style and design, but all of them offer the efficiency and comfort of being in a green building. The units save energy and water with the help of solar hot water collectors, low-flow showerheads and more. Additionally, a conservative approach was taken to the amount of concrete and steel rebar used in floor slabs, roofing, and external walls resulting in 74% less embodied energy in materials.
Developed by Casas Krea with financing from Paladin Realty, these green features were included in the construction of Villas del Fresno at minimal cost and the developer is expected to recover their extra investment in less than two years. Residents are also projected to benefit from significant savings on their utility bills due to the efficient green features. As a young and innovative company, Casas Krea is committed to providing modern housing developments of the highest quality while still minimizing their environmental impact. They chose to certify with EDGE to demonstrate their commitment to the sustainable development of Mexico.
Villas del Fresno has received a preliminary EDGE certificate from GBCI.
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
High-efficiency hot water boiler, energy-saving lighting, and solar hot water collectors.
Low-flow shower-heads and faucets in kitchens and bathrooms, single flush water closets.
Less concrete and steel rebar in floor slabs and roof construction, and in-situ reinforced wall 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.