Calucé Senior Living
For over four decades, Calucé Senior Living has provided long-term care for seniors and people with disabilities in Chía outside of Bogotá. To continue in its tradition of providing the best care to its patients, Calucé Senior Living is building a new and improved facility, which will have 116 rooms and 19 operated apartments. Residents will enjoy a chapel, hairdresser, gym, dining room, terrace and lounge.
Calucé Senior Living will utilize resource-efficient design features and technologies to reduce its environmental impact and save on operating costs. Energy-saving lighting, a variable refrigerant volume (VRV) cooling system and an energy-efficient boiler for hot water generation will reduce the building’s energy use, while water-efficient plumbing fixtures and dual-flush water closets will reduce the building’s water use. Special attention will also be paid to the preservation of vegetation on the property during the construction of the new facility.
The new retirement home is being developed by Grupo Contempo, a real-estate firm committed to developing buildings that conserve natural resources and generate operational savings. Through its buildings, Grupo Contempo shows that resource efficiency is good for the planet and for business.
Calucé Senior Living has received a preliminary EDGE certificate from CAMACOL.
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
Reduced window to wall ratio, insulation for the roof and external walls, a variable refrigerant volume (VRV) cooling system, an energy-efficient boiler for water heating and energy-saving lighting in internal, external and back-of-house spaces.
Dual-flush water closets, low-flow showerheads and faucets in guest rooms and apartment areas, water-efficient urinals and kitchen faucets, and aerators and auto-shut-off faucets in all bathrooms.
In-situ trough concrete slabs for the floors and roof, cement fibre boards on metal studs and honeycomb clay blocks with internal and external plaster for external walls, and plasterboards on metal studs with insulation and honeycomb clay blocks with plaster on both sides 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.