Developed by Solider S.A.S., Edificio Biel is an apartment building comprised of 96 one, two, three and four-bedroom units in the northeastern neighborhood of Barranquilla called “Altamira.” The project provides comfortable and sophisticated living conditions for its target market of executives, with universities, hospitals and shopping centers located close by.
Edificio Biel is built of such environmentally-friendly building materials as honeycomb clay blocks, with apartments featuring energy-saving lighting systems and water-efficient faucets. Utility savings are projected to range between $84 and $240 per year depending on the unit type.
Edificio Biel has received a preliminary EDGE certificate from CAMACOL.
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Reduced window to wall ratio, external shading devices, energy-saving lighting system for internal spaces, common areas and external spaces, and lighting controls for common areas and outdoors.
Low-flow faucets in kitchens and bathrooms, and dual-flush water closets.
In-situ trough concrete slab for floor slabs and roof construction, exposed cored bricks with internal plaster for 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.