Latural

Latural


Latural is a new 122-unit apartment complex in Panama City. Ideally located in the heart of the city, the apartment complex is within walking distance of restaurants, schools, supermarkets, and recreational parks. Designed by Mallol Arquitectos, the apartment complex will have a distinctive look with vegetation covering the exterior.

The one, two, and three-bedroom apartments were designed to reduce their environmental impact through the conservation of natural resources. Energy-saving lighting, a variable refrigerant volume cooling system, and low-flow plumbing fixtures will be installed to reduce the apartments’ energy and water use.

The developers of the project, Altius Panama and AJ Dayan, are committed to providing Panamanians with the opportunity to live environmentally friendly lifestyles through the development of resource-efficient homes.

Latural has received a preliminary EDGE certificate from GBCI.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



23%

Energy Savings*


33%

Water Savings


34%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


A variable refrigerant volume (VRV) cooling system and energy-saving lighting in internal and external spaces.


Water


Dual-flush water closets and low-flow showerheads and faucets for kitchen sinks and washbasins.


Materials


Concrete filler slab with Polystyrene blocks for the floor and roof, plasterboards on metal studs with insulation for internal walls, in-situ reinforced and medium weight hollow concrete blocks for external walls, and ceramic tile 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.

Location:


Ave. Panama 156
Panama City, Panama

More Information:


Stage:


Preliminary EDGE Certificate

Date:


October 2020

Floor Space:


11,405 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


122.9 tCO2/Year

Haciendas de San Antonio

Haciendas de San Antonio


Dedicated to addressing the affordable housing crisis, EchoStone offers solutions that quickly deliver sustainable housing to low and middle-income communities around the world. Developed in partnership with Arvec Anteproyecto, Haciendas de San Antonio represents the first 124 homes that EchoStone has constructed in Central America. Located in Pacora, the residences were built using the EchoStone Housing System of construction.

The homes were designed to reduce energy and water usage, helping residents to save on utility costs. Energy-saving lighting, reflective paint and tiles, insulation, and external shading devices contribute to the homes’ energy savings, while low-flow plumbing fixtures contribute to the homes’ water savings.

The EchoStone Housing System also increases the resource efficiency of the homes through innovative construction methods. By distributing cellular lightweight concrete (CLC) into lightweight plastic forms, a more durable monolithic structure is constructed. This system was also used to build EchoStone’s EDGE-certified Peridot Parkland Estate in Lagos.

Haciendas de San Antonio en Pacora has received final EDGE certification from thinkstep-SGS.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



32%

Energy Savings*


35%

Water Savings


58%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


Reduced window to wall ratio, reflective paint/tiles for the roof and external walls, external shading devices, insulation of the roof and external walls, and energy-saving lighting in internal and external spaces.


Water


Water-efficient single-flush water closets and low-flow showerheads and faucets for kitchen sinks and washbasins.


Materials


In-situ reinforced concrete slab for the floor, steel sheets on steel rafters for the roof, in-situ reinforced internal and external walls, and ceramic tile 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.

Location:


Rio Chico, Pacora
Panama East, Panama

More Information:


Stage:


Final EDGE Certification

Date:


October 2019

Floor Space:


6,270 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


160.0 tCO2/Year