Garzas is a residential project with 380 units located in Barranquilla in the Atlantic region. The project is part of the large Alameda del Río macro-project, which has large green areas, cycle routes, pedestrian paths and playgrounds. The project is in a closed complex and has common areas including a social room, gym, playgrounds, bicycle racks and green areas.
The developer of this project is Constructora Bolivar, leader in the real estate market in Colombia and EDGE Champion 2020.
Garzas received the Preliminary EDGE Certificate from SGS-Sintali.
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
Reduced window to wall ratio, reflective paint and insulation for the roof and external walls, variable speed drives in AHU, higher-efficiency refrigerated cases, energy-saving lighting in sales, corridors, common and external areas, and occupancy sensors in bathrooms and skylights to provide daylight to 50 percent of the top floor’s area.
Aerators/auto shut-off faucets and water-efficient water closets, urinals and faucets for kitchen sinks.
In-situ reinforced concrete slab for the floor, steel sheets on steel rafters for the roof, solid dense concrete blocks for internal and external walls, plasterboards on metal studs for internal walls and aluminum profile cladding 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.