Real Valencia is a 172-unit apartment complex in Cancún. Residents of the controlled-access community enjoy numerous amenities, including a fitness center, clubhouse with pool, multipurpose room and five hectares of green and sports areas. Only 30 minutes from the city’s hotel zone, the community is ideally located.
The two and three-bedroom apartments were designed and built to reduce energy and water usage, allowing residents to save on utility bills and live more environmentally-friendly lifestyles. Energy-saving lighting and insulation of the roof reduce the apartment’s energy use, while water-efficient and low-flow plumbing fixtures reduce the apartment’s water use.
The developer of this project, Inmobiliaria Vinte, is dedicated to improving their tenant’s quality of life by building more efficient housing with positive economic and environmental impacts. An EDGE champion, Inmobiliaria Vinte has committed to certifying its immediate future projects with EDGE. Vinte’s other properties Real Granada, Real Vizcaya, Real Segovia and Real Madeira, have also received final EDGE certification.
Real Valencia has received final EDGE certification from GBCI.
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
Reduced window to wall ratio, insulation of the roof and energy-saving lighting in internal spaces.
Water-efficient single-flush water closets and low-flow showerheads and faucets for kitchen sinks and washbasins.
Concrete filler slab with polystyrene blocks for the floor slab and roof and medium weight hollow concrete blocks 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.