Wall Apartamentos is a 208-unit apartment complex in in Medellín. Residents will enjoy the building’s impressive location, offering views of the La Volcana ravine. Residents will also enjoy a number of amenities, including a gym, co-working room, and outdoor spaces that connect them with the local environment.
The apartment complex was designed to reduce energy and water usage, allowing residents to save on utility bills and live more environmentally friendly lifestyles. LED lighting, external shading devices, and low-flow plumbing fixtures will be installed to reduce the building’s energy and water use. Natural ventilation will also be used to provide thermal comfort, eliminating the need for air conditioning.
Trazos Urbanos, the developer of the project, is committed to the sustainable development of Colombia through the management of real estate projects. Wall Apartamentos is an example of this commitment, as is their EDGE-certified Salamanca project.
Wall Apartamentos has received a preliminary EDGE certificate from CAMACOL.
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
Reflective paint/tiles for the roof and external walls, external shading devices, natural ventilation with operable windows and no A/C, energy-saving lighting in internal and external spaces, and lighting controls for corridors and staircases.
Low-flow showerheads and faucets for kitchen sinks and washbasins and dual flush for water closets.
In-situ trough concrete for the floor and roof construction, honeycomb clay blocks with plaster for internal and external walls, and vinyl 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.