The Lakeside House of Francis Uy’s Family

The Lakeside House of Francis Uy’s Family


Engr. Francis Anthony Uy, president and owner of Kontrac Facilities Management Services Inc., executed his dream to design and build a sustainable home for his family. The company hopes that achieving an EDGE Advanced certificate will encourage other individuals and homeowners to adapt the principles of sustainability within the context of the built environment.

Located in a sought-after lakeside community, the 420 square meter home is a two-story project with five bedrooms and an attic residence designed as a comfortable, safe, and sustainable place to live. The home was designed to reduce energy consumption through the use of natural ventilation and efficient cooling measures, which eliminate the need for air conditioning. Water usage was also reduced through the use of low-flow plumbing fixtures.

As a leader in the sector, Kontrac Facilities Management Services Inc. believes it is their responsibility to do their part to reduce the environmental impact of its operations.

The project has been granted an EDGE Advanced certificate by GBCI, and upon final certification will be one of the first EDGE projects internationally certified as a privately owned and non-commercial single residential unit in the Philippines.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



81%

Energy Savings*


44%

Water Savings


35%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


Insulation of external walls, low-E coated glass for windows, natural ventilation with operable windows and no air conditioning, ceiling fans in all habitable rooms, variable refrigerant volume (VRV) cooling system, energy-saving lighting in internal and external spaces, and solar photovoltaics.


Water


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


Materials


Composite in-situ reinforced concrete and steel deck floor slabs, in-situ reinforced concrete slab and steel sheets on steel rafters for roof construction, and 3-D wire panel with “shot-crete” on both sides 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.

Location:


South Lake Village, Sta. Rosa
Metro Manilla, Laguna, Philippines

More Information:


Stage:


Preliminary EDGE Certificate

Date:


March 2021

Floor Space:


420 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


14.2 tCO2/Year

Poblado – Reserva de Curinca

Poblado – Reserva de Curinca


Poblado – Reserva de Curinca is a new 320-unit apartment complex in Santa Marta. The complex is ideally located in a highly valued sector of the city with easy access to public transport. Residents will enjoy the complex’s amenities, including a swimming pool, gym, social room, BBQ terrace, game room, and soccer field.

The apartment complex’s five towers were designed to conserve natural resources, allowing residents to save on utility bills and live more environmentally friendly lifestyles. LED lighting, lighting controls, and low-flow plumbing fixtures will be used to reduce the towers’ energy and water use.

The developer of the project, Constructora Bolívar, has led the Colombian market in the development of urban housing projects for all income levels for more than 30 years. The company is committed to sustainable construction that not only conserves natural resources, but also generates value for its clients. Constructora Bolívar has also certified 127 Living176 ParkArboleda del Campestre-LaurelNordikaPrado ParkPark Living,  Senderos de Reserva de Curinca, and Lunaria.

Poblado – Reserva de Curinca has received an EDGE Advanced certificate from CAMACOL.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



43%

Energy Savings*


33%

Water Savings


60%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


Reduced window-to-wall ratio, reflective paint for external walls, natural ventilation with operable windows, energy-saving lighting in internal and external spaces, and lighting controls for corridors and staircases.


Water


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


Materials


In-situ reinforced concrete slab for the floor and roof, micro concrete tiles on steel rafters for the roof, and in-situ reinforced 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.

Location:


Localidad de Bureche, Barrio Curinca
Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia

More Information:


Stage:


Preliminary EDGE Certificate

Date:


December 2020

Floor Space:


19,715 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


35.2 tCO2/Year

GRUPAK Corrugado Hidalgo – Oficinas

GRUPAK Corrugado Hidalgo – Oficinas


Grupak, a Mexican company with more than 60 years in the corrugated cardboard packaging and paper industry, has opened a new corrugated packaging plant in Hidalgo. The plant includes more than 2,500 square meters of office space.

Resource-efficient design and technologies were incorporated into the plant’s offices to reduce their energy and water usage. The technologies include higher thermal performance glass, an energy-efficient cooling system, LED lighting, low-flow plumbing fixtures, and a black water treatment and recycling system.

The offices are aligned with Grupak’s commitment to sustainable operations and to the care of the environment and available natural resources. Grupak extends this commitment to their products, offering high quality and one hundred percent recyclable goods. The company’s operations system also aligns with the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) scheme, which guarantees their commitment to environmental management. Grupak also operates in Cuernavaca (corrugated paper and packaging plant), Toluca (corrugated packaging plant), Hidalgo (paper and corrugated packaging plant), and with six suppliers for the collection of recycled fiber and offices corporations in Mexico City.

GRUPAK Corrugado Hidalgo –Oficinas has received an EDGE Advanced certificate from GBCI.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



54%

Energy Savings*


59%

Water Savings


40%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


Reduced window to wall ratio, reflective paint/tiles for the roof, higher thermal performance glass, a variable refrigerant volume (VRV) cooling system, energy-saving lighting in internal and external spaces, and occupancy sensors.


Water


Water-efficient water closets and urinals, low-flow faucets in bathrooms, and a black water treatment and recycling system.


Materials


In-situ reinforced concrete slab for the floor, composite in-situ concrete and steel deck for the roof, plasterboards on metal studs for internal and external walls, and medium weight hollow concrete blocks 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.

Location:


Carretera Federal Pachuca – CD. Sahagún Tramo CD. Sahagún, Emiliano Zapata KM 20
Emiliano Zapata, Hidalgo, Mexico

More Information:


Stage:


Preliminary EDGE Certificate

Date:


June 2020

Floor Space:


2,680 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


120.5 tCO2/Year

Angsana Quan Lan Ha Long Bay Hotel & Villas

Angsana Quan Lan Ha Long Bay Hotel & Villas


Angsana Quan Lan Ha Long Bay Hotel and Villas is a new resort on Quan Lan Island. The resort was designed to complement the natural beauty of the island.

The hotel utilizes resource-efficient design features and technologies to reduce its environmental impact and save on operating costs. LED lighting, external shading devices, and an energy-efficient air conditioning system reduce the building’s energy use, while low-flow showerheads and water-efficient plumbing fixtures reduce the building’s water use.

The Angsana Group of hotels and villas has been developed by Banyan Tree Holdings, a leading hospitality group in the region. By certifying its Quan Lan Ha Long Bay resort with EDGE, Banyan Tree is demonstrating its commitment to sustainable development.

Angsana Quan Lan Ha Long Bay Hotel and Villas has received an EDGE Advanced certificate from SGS Vietnam.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



43%

Energy Savings*


23%

Water Savings


21%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


Reduced window-to-wall ratio, external shading devices, insulation of the roof, air conditioning with a water cooled chiller, variable speed drive pumps, sensible heat recovery from exhaust air, a heat pump for hot water generation, and energy-saving lighting in internal and back-of-house spaces.


Water


Water-efficient water closets and urinals, aerators for faucets, and low-flow showerheads and faucets.


Materials


In-situ reinforced concrete slab for the floor and roof and autoclaved aerated concrete blocks 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.

Location:


Quan Lan, Van Don
Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam

More Information:


Stage:


Preliminary EDGE Certificate

Date:


December 2020

Floor Space:


18,512 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


1,426.7 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

Grand Strikeville 4

Grand Strikeville 4


Grand Strikeville 4 is bringing 1,012 affordable units to the residential market in Bacoor. Developed by Phinma Property Holdings Corporation in partnership with the PAGIBIG Fund and the local government of Bacoor, the residential complex provides needed subsidized and affordable housing for the community.

The residential complex utilizes resource-efficient design features and technologies to reduce its environmental impact and lower utility costs for residents, ultimately making it more affordable. Technologies that have been integrated into the project include external shading devices, solar photovoltaics, LED lighting, and low-flow plumbing fixtures.

The developer, Phinma Property Holdings Corporation (PHINMA Properties), has been at the forefront of the Philippines national efforts to address the country’s housing shortage. The company is committed to building quality homes and to developing communities so that every Filipino has a chance for a better tomorrow. To expand its commitment and address the risk of climate change, PHINMA Properties has integrated green design and technology in its socialized housing projects.

Grand Strikeville 4 has received EDGE Advanced certification from the Philippine Green Building Initiative.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



55%

Energy Savings*


36%

Water Savings


61%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


Reduced window-to-wall ratio, external shading devices, insulation of external walls, solar photovoltaics, and energy-saving internal lighting.


Water


Low-flow showerheads and faucets for kitchen sinks and washbasins.


Materials


In-situ reinforced concrete for the floor, steel sheets on steel rafters for the roof, 3-D wire panel with shot-crete on both sides for internal and external walls, laminated wooden flooring, and polystyrene wall insulation.


*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:


Mambog 2
Bacoor, Cavite, Philippines

More Information:


Stage:


Final EDGE Certification

Date:


November 2020

Floor Space:


27,252 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


365.4 tCO2/Year

BluHomes Maya

BluHomes Maya


BluHomes Maya is a new eco-friendly residential development in Caloocan City. The community is composed of eight single-attached, three-bedroom homes. A Gakkan Tree, native to the Philippines, was planted in the front yard of each home to encourage residents to connect with their surrounding environment.

The community was designed to conserve natural resources, helping residents save on utilities and live more environmentally-friendly lifestyles. LED lighting, solar panels, reflective tiles, and insulation were installed to reduce the homes’ energy use, while dual-flush water closets and low-flow plumbing fixtures were installed to reduce the homes’ water use. The north-south orientation was also considered to maximize natural lighting and optimize thermal comfort.

The developer of the project, Aztala Corporation, is a leading Filipino-owned real estate development and construction corporation that is committed to reducing the environmental impact of its projects. Aztala Corporation’s BluHomes brand – a brand of certified, eco-friendly homes – is a testament to the company’s dedication to green buildings.

BluHomes Maya has been awarded EDGE Advanced certification from the Philippine Green Building Initiative (PGBI).

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



53%

Energy Savings*


40%

Water Savings


74%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


Reduced window-to-wall ratio, reflective paint/titles for the roof and external walls, insulation of the roof and external walls, natural ventilation with operable windows, solar photovoltaics, and energy-saving lighting in internal and external spaces.


Water


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


Materials


In-situ reinforced concrete slab for the floor, steel sheets on steel rafters for the roof, medium weight hollow concrete blocks for 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:


Lot 6, Block 62, Kamagong Street, Amparo Village, Barangay 179
Caloocan City, Metro Manila, Philippines

More Information:


Stage:


Final EDGE Certification

Date:


November 2020

Floor Space:


443 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


4.1 tCO2/Year

Victoria Highlands Subdivision (VHS)

Victoria Highlands Subdivision (VHS)


Victoria Highlands Subdivision (VHS) is a new affordable housing development in the province of Camarines Sur. The community is ideally located just five minutes from the Iriga City center and is situated on flat terrain with views of Mt. Asog. The first solar-powered community in Iriga City, residents will benefit from the energy savings with lower utility bills. Plus, solar panels will provide power to the community when typhoons and other weather events cause brownouts in the area.

A reduced window-to-wall ratio, dual-flush water closets, and low-flow plumbing fixtures will also be included in the subdivision’s 111 units to reduce energy and water usage. The units will also be built with Connovate UHPC external wall panels that not only reduce the units’ embodied energy in materials, but are also stronger than the traditional concrete blocks, providing superior resistance against earthquakes and typhoons.

The developer of the project, Imperial Homes Corporation, is committed to providing world-class affordable housing that enhances the standard living for every Filipino who dreams of owning a safe, secure, and comfortable home. An EDGE Champion, Imperial Homes has committed to certifying its portfolio with EDGE.

Victoria Highlands Subdivision (VHS) has received an EDGE Advanced certificate from thinkstep-SGS.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



71%

Energy Savings*


44%

Water Savings


64%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


Reduced window-to-wall ratio and solar photovoltaics.


Water


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


Materials


Composite in-situ concrete and steel deck for the floors, steel sheets on steel rafters for the roof, cement fibre boards on metal studs for internal walls, and precast concrete panels for 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.

Location:


Victoria Highlands Subdivision, Brgy. Sto. Domingo
Iriga, Camarines Sur, Philippines

More Information:


Stage:


Preliminary EDGE Certificate

Date:


July 2020

Floor Space:


52,806 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


725.2 tCO2/Year

Kyria

Kyria


Kyria is a new, 27-unit apartment complex in the financial center of Quito. The building is ideally located just a few steps from La Carolina Park and in close proximity to a metro station. Residents will enjoy the complex’s privacy with only three apartments per floor and its beautiful finishes.

The one, two, and three-bedroom apartments were designed to reduce their environmental impact through the conservation of natural resources. LED lighting, low-E coated glass, a heat pump for hot water generation, and low-flow plumbing fixtures will be installed to reduce the apartments’ energy and water use.

The project is being developed by Elmir Grupo Inmobiliario. A family business, Elmir is committed to developing homes that meet the needs of families in Ecuador. By developing homes that save energy and water, Elmir will help families save on utilities and reduce their environmental impact.

Kyria has received an EDGE Advanced certificate from GBCI.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



47%

Energy Savings*


28%

Water Savings


56%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


Reduced window-to-wall ratio, reflective paint/tiles for the roof, insulation of the external walls, low-E coated glass, a heat pump for hot water generation, energy-saving lighting in internal and external spaces, and lighting controls for corridors and staircases.


Water


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


Materials


Composite in-situ concrete and steel deck for the floor and roof, plasterboards on metal studs with insulation for internal walls, and cement fibre boards on metal studs for 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.

Location:


Calle Grecia, Ave. Republica,
Quito, Ecuador

More Information:


Stage:


Preliminary EDGE Certificate

Date:


September 2020

Floor Space:


2,316 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


44.3 tCO2/Year

Edificio Jorge Hoyos Vasquez

Edificio Jorge Hoyos Vasquez P.U.J


Edificio Jorge Hoyos Vasquez P.U.J is a new building on the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana campus in Bogotá. The building will not only serve those new to the campus but will also be open to those throughout the city.

The 10-story building was strategically designed to make use of its surrounding environment, allowing for ample natural light in the morning and natural ventilation using the winds from the nearby mountains. Resource-efficient technologies were also installed to reduce its environmental impact and lower its carbon footprint. An energy-efficient cooling system, external shading devices, occupancy sensors, and LED lighting contribute to the building’s energy savings, while water-efficient landscaping and plumbing fixtures will contribute to the building’s water savings.

Edificio Jorge Hoyos Vasquez P.U.J  is the latest addition to Pontificia Universidad Javeriana’s plan to build and renovate a series of its buildings, increasing the resource efficiency of its campus. Committed to building a sustainable campus, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana has also EDGE-certified the Gerardo Arango S.J. Building – School of Arts and the Research and Laboratories Building of the Faculty of Engineering.

Edificio Jorge Hoyos Vasquez P.U.J has received EDGE Advanced certification from CAMACOL.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



42%

Energy Savings*


39%

Water Savings


43%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


Reduced window-to-wall ratio, external shading devices, insulation of the roof and external walls, low-E coated glass, natural ventilation for the classrooms, a variable refrigerant volume (VRV) cooling system, photoelectric sensors to harvest daylight, energy-saving lighting in internal and external spaces, and occupancy sensors in bathrooms, classrooms, and corridors.


Water


Low-flow faucets and water-efficient landscaping, flush for water closets in all bathrooms, urinals, and faucets for kitchen sinks.


Materials


In-situ trough concrete for the floor, aluminum-clad sandwich panel for the roof, plasterboards on metal studs with insulation for internal walls, time weatherboard on timber studs and aluminum profile cladding for external walls, 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:


Carrera 7 40b-36
Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia

More Information:


Stage:


Final EDGE Certification

Date:


October 2020

Floor Space:


11,003 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


36.4 tCO2/Year