La Lajita is a 432-unit apartment complex within the Ciudad tres Quebradas residential development located just south of the city of Bogotá. Constructora Bolívar, the developer of the project and an EDGE Champion, has led the Colombian market in the development of urban housing projects for all income levels for more than 30 years. The company is committed to sustainable construction that generates value for its clients.
La Lajita has received a preliminary EDGE certificate from CAMACOL.
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
Reduced window-to-wall ratio, natural ventilation with operable windows and no A/C, 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, micro concrete tiles on steel rafters for roof construction, in-situ reinforced internal and external walls, plasterboards on metal studs for internal walls, and honeycomb clay blocks with plaster for 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.