Balcones de la Colina is 720-unit, 36-tower housing complex in Restrepo, a municipality in Calle del Cauca. The project is being developed by Constructora la Ramada, which designed the community with amenities and features that encourage residents to connect with the surrounding environment.
Balcones de la Colina has received an EDGE Advanced certificate from CAMACOL.
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
Reduced window-to-wall ratio, reflective paint for the roof and external walls, external shading devices, energy-saving lighting in internal and external spaces, and lighting controls for corridors and staircases.
Efficient-flush water closets and low-flow showerheads and faucets for kitchen sinks and washbasins.
In-situ reinforced concrete slab for the floor and roof construction, concrete filler slab with Polystyrene blocks for roof construction, in-situ reinforced internal and external walls, and honeycomb clay blocks with plaster on both sides for internal 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.