Caminos de Provvindenza
Caminos de Provvindenza offers residents a balance of nature and city in the town of Bucaramanga, which is commonly known as “La Ciudad de Los Parques” because of its 160 parks. Caminos de Provvindenza has access to the nearby Cañaveral shopping area and all of the amenities of the rapidly expanding town, but also the tranquility of the Andes mountains. Developed by Constructora Hábitat del Oriente, the residential complex consists of six buildings with a total of 546 homes. The complex has green areas, outdoor recreational activities and other common areas for residents. The energy-efficient buildings use external shading devices to keep apartments cool without needing air-conditioning units. Other features such as low-flow showerheads and faucets reduce water usage, while construction materials like honeycomb clay blocks reduce the building’s embodied energy in materials.
Constructora Hábitat del Oriente is committed not only to the construction of comfortable homes for their clients, but to the social and urban development of Colombia. The company designs buildings that are architecturally unique, improving the esthetic quality of life for their customers while providing them savings. Caminos de Provvindenza has received a preliminary EDGE certificate from CAMACOL.
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
Reflective paint and tiles for the roof, external shading devices, high-efficiency boiler, energy-saving lighting and lighting controls for common areas and outdoors.
Low-flow showerheads and faucets and dual flush water closets.
Controlled use of concrete for floor and roof construction, cored bricks with internal and external plaster for external walls 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.