Offices at Santa Verde
Built by Cuestamoras Urbanismo, the offices at the Santa Verde complex are part of a larger project that integrates housing, offices, convenience and retail stores, recreational sports areas and world-class restaurants all in one urban area. The offices at Santa Verde feature indoor motion detecting devices in bathrooms, conference and office rooms and, as well as low-flow faucets and finished concrete flooring.
Known for developing sustainable communities in Costa Rica, Cuestamoras Urbanismo measures its business success based on its contribution to economic, ethical, social and environmental factors. Santa Verde has received final EDGE certification from the Green Business Council Costa Rica (GBCCR).
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
Reduced window to wall ratio, energy-saving lighting systems in internal and external areas and occupancy sensors in bathrooms, conference rooms and offices.
Low-flow faucets in bathrooms and water-efficient water closets and urinals.
Steel sheets on steel rafters for roof construction, cement fibre boards on metal studs for external walls and finished concrete flooring.
*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.