Located in northeast Bogotá in the Bella Suiza neighborhood, Orbba 130 is surrounded by offices, parks, schools and retail shopping. Designed for “perfectly imperfect families,” the sleek interior of Orbba 130’s apartments are intended to provide a harmonious escape from the busy city life of Bogotá. Each apartment has a stunning view of the city and primarily white interior décor to create an urban oasis while evoking a sense of tranquility. Residents can also enjoy the use of a movie theater, lounge areas, outdoor playground, pet area and more.
The 108 units at Orbba 130 are resource-efficient, saving residents money in utility bills. Each of the two 13-floor towers have external shading devices on the exterior with energy-saving lighting within each unit. Water usage is reduced with the help of low-flow showerheads and dual flush water closets. The homes also save 45% on embodied energy in materials with the help of honeycomb clay blocks and a conservative use of concrete.
The developer of Orbba 130, Coandes, also chose to implement sustainable construction methods during the development of their project. The company used many industrial safety and waste management practices during construction, such as installing metal containers to separate concrete, brick, wood and other materials. The materials will be reserved for later construction stages of Orbba 130 and for future projects.
For more than 40 years, Coandes has remained committed to the sustainable development of Colombia and the protection of the natural environment surrounding each of their projects. Orbba 130 has received a preliminary EDGE certificate from CAMACOL.
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
External shading devices, insulation of roof, energy-saving lighting and lighting controls.
Low-flow showerheads and faucets and dual flush water closets.
In-situ trough concrete slab flooring and roof construction and honeycomb clay blocks with plaster on both sides 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.