Melao is a 118-unit residential complex in the city of Palmira. The project was designed and built by Jaramillo Mora Constructora, and advised by SUMAC.
Melao has received a preliminary EDGE certificate from CAMACOL.
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
Reduced window-to-wall ratio, reflective paint/tiles for the roof and external walls, insulation of the roof, and energy-saving lighting for internal and external spaces.
Efficient-flush water closets and low-flow showerheads and faucets for kitchen sinks and washbasins.
In-situ reinforced concrete for the floor, clay roofing tiles on steel rafters for the roof construction, and honeycomb clay blocks with plaster for the internal and 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.