Tucan is a new eight-tower residential development in the municipality of Los Patios, Norte de Santander. One of six residential complexes in the Icaro, Residential Park urban development. Residents will enjoy the apartment towers’ numerous amenities, including large green areas, swimming pools, playgrounds, and pedestrian paths.
The tower, comprised of 288 three-bedroom units, will be built to conserve natural resources. External shading devices and LED lighting will be installed to reduce the towers’ energy use, while low-flow plumbing fixtures will be installed to reduce the towers’ water use. Residents of Tucan will benefit from the resource-efficient design with lower utility bills.
Tucan is being developed by Viviendas y Valores, a leading company committed to the development of innovative, socially responsible, and resource efficient projects. Viviendas y Valores has also EDGE-certified its Guayacan project.
Tucan 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, external shading devices, and energy-saving lighting in internal and external spaces.
Low-flow showerheads and faucets for kitchen sinks and washbasins.
In-situ reinforced concrete slab for the floor and roof and in-situ reinforced honeycomb clay blocks with plaster for 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.