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Me

Me


Me is a 96-unit apartment complex in the Achumani neighborhood of La Paz. It is the first project developed by Niemeyer Soluciones Habitacionales to be certified with EDGE. The company designed the building utilizing resource-efficient design and technologies to encourage residents to live in harmony with the surrounding environment.

Me has received a preliminary EDGE certificate from GBCI.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



29%

Energy Savings*


30%

Water Savings


21%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


Reflective paint for external walls, insulation of the roof and external walls, low-E coated glass, energy efficient refrigeration and washing machines, energy-saving lighting in internal and external spaces, lighting controls for corridors and staircases, and solar photovoltaics.


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 construction, cored bricks with plaster for internal and external walls, solid dense concrete blocks for external walls, and ceramic tile 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.

Location:


Calle 31 de Achumani
La Paz, Murillo, Bolivia

More Information:


Stage:


Preliminary EDGE Certificate

Date:


March 2021

Floor Space:


9,051 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


112.8 tCO2/Year

Viviendas Pareada Las Brisas

Viviendas Pareada Las Brisas


Viviendas Pareada Las Brisas  is a two-home complex in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia. The one and three-bedroom single-family homes provide privacy to their homeowners. The homes are also surrounded with ample green space where the homeowners can connect with nature.

The homes were designed to conserve natural resources, helping residents save on utilities and live more environmentally friendly lifestyles. Solar photovoltaics, reflective paint, external shading devices, energy-efficient appliances, and low-flow plumbing fixtures were installed to reduce the homes’ energy and water usage.

Habite Arquitectura designed Viviendas Pareada Las Brisas to serve as an example of resource efficiency in the housing sector in Bolivia, demonstrating how green homes can benefit the environment and the homeowner.

Viviendas Pareada Las Brisas has received a preliminary EDGE certificate from GBCI.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



76%

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, external shading devices, insulation of the roof and external walls, higher thermal performance glass, a variable refrigerant volume (VRV) cooling system, energy efficient appliances, solar photovoltaics, energy-saving lighting in internal and external spaces, and lighting controls for corridors and staircases.


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, 3-D wire panel wih ‘shot-crete’ on both sides for internal and external walls, ceramic tile flooring, and UPBC window frames.


*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:


Casas S. Las Brisas, Urb. Las Brisas
Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia

More Information:


Stage:


Preliminary EDGE Certificate

Date:


January 2021

Floor Space:


341 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


22.1 tCO2/Year