WINGS is a new residential development in the Zorilor neighborhood of Cluj-Napoca, Romania. The community, which includes 220 units, is ideally located near public transportation, educational institutions for all ages, modern clinics, and shopping. The residents will enjoy the community’s numerous features that will help them connect to the environment, including panoramic views, green spaces, an urban garden, patios, electric car charging stations, and bicycle parking.
The community was designed to conserve natural resources, helping residents save on utilities and live more environmentally friendly lifestyles. LED lighting, reflective paint, insulation of the roof and walls, an energy-efficient boiler, and low-flow plumbing fixtures will be installed to reduce the building’s energy and water usage. The orientation of the building was also considered to maximize natural lighting and optimize thermal comfort.
The developer of the project, Studium Green, is a leader in the real estate market in Transylvania. Since 2012, Studium Green has been committed to building responsibly, pioneering green buildings in the market. According to CEO, Dorin Bob, “We have demonstrated over the past 8 years, since the first certified green residential building we developed in Romania, that it can be built better, more qualitatively, with less environmental impact and lower costs for our end customer on long-term.”
WINGS by Studium Green has received a preliminary EDGE certificate from GBCI.
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
A reduced window-to-wall ratio, reflective paint/tiles and insulation for the roof and external walls, higher performance low E-coated glass, a high efficiency boiler for space heating, energy-saving lighting in internal and external spaces, and lighting controls in common and outdoor areas.
Dual-flush water closets and low-flow showerheads and faucets for the bathrooms and kitchen sinks.
In-situ reinforced concrete slab for the floor and roof, cored bricks with plaster for internal and external walls, in-situ reinforced internal walls, common brick with plaster on both sides for external walls, mineral wool for wall insulation, and polyurethane for roof insulation.
*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.