Greenery is a 10-story housing project located in the San Borja district of Lima, Peru. It consists of a total of 50 apartments with an average floor space of 100 square meters. The project was designed with a focus on green spaces, with the goal to cover over 50% of its open area with vegetation. Greenery was developed by Binda Ingenieros, a local real estate development company in partnership with the architecture studios LIMA1007 and M2-PM.
By incorporating modern construction technologies such as reflective paint and tiles for roofs, external shading devices, the use of energy-saving appliances such as LED lightbulbs and water-efficient plumbing features, the project was able to significantly reduce its energy and water consumption, resulting in a more sustainable construction project and a reduced carbon footprint.
Greenery has received Final EDGE Certification from Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI).
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
Reduced window to wall ratio, reflective paint/tiles for roofs, external shading devices, and energy-saving light bulbs for external and internal spaces.
Low-flow showerheads, low-flow faucets for kitchen sinks and all bathrooms, and dual flush for water closets.
In-situ reinforced wall and medium weight hollow concrete blocks for internal and external walls, in-situ reinforced concrete slab and concrete filler slab for roof construction, concrete filler slab for floor construction, ceramic tile and laminated wood for flooring, and aluminum 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.