Casa Colmenar is a rest cabin in the city Huamantla, in the state of Tlaxcala. The house was designed for high energy efficiency, reduced water consumption and the collection and reuse of 100% of the rooftop rainwater. Casa Colmenar was developed by Soler y Palau.
Casa Colmenar has received final EDGE Advanced certification from GBCI.
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
Reduced window to wall ratio, insulation of roof, insulation of external walls, energy efficient, refrigerators and clothes washing machines, energy-saving light bulbs – internal spaces, energy-saving light bulbs – external spaces and sensible heat recovery from exhaust air – efficiency.
Low-flow showerheads, low-flow faucets for kitchen sinks, low-flow faucets for washbasins, single flush for water closets and rainwater harvesting system.
Internal walls – cement fibre boards on metal studs, external walls – re-use of existing wall, floor slabs – re-use of existing floorslab, roof construction – re-use of existing roof, flooring – laminated wooden flooring and window frames – UPVC.
*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.