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13 08 2007

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Primer edificio verde de Panamá

1 08 2007

Urban Core International BlogFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Josef Newman, Urban Core International, S.A.

+507.399.9901

info@urbancoreintl.com

July 31, 2007, Panamá City, Panamá: Urban Core International announced today their premiere green building in Panamá, called “Urban Vista,” has been featured in the “lo nuevo” section of the July/August issue of espacios, one of the most highly respected real estate, construction, and design magazines in Panamá. Titled “Primer edificio verde de Panamá” (“First Green Building in Panamá”), the article continues,

“Estará en el barrio de Bella Vista. Se basará en los principios del programa LEED del Consejo de Edificios Verdes de Estados Unidos (United States Green Building Council). Cada apartamento permitirá respirar aire puro y reciclar agua. Contarán con acondicionadores de aire, electrodomésticos de alta eficiencia energética y tecnología inteligente: cableado estructurado para internet de alta velocidad, controles de iluminación y home automation.”

Urban Vista was carefully designed to provide residents with the latest in sustainable building techniques, smarthome technologies, and to promote a higher quality of life. Each apartment stands alone, a privileged home in the sky. The penthouse, the crown of the building, features two floors of pure luxury. With both interior and exterior social areas, a pool deck, fitness center and large gardens, Urban Vista residents will be the first in Panamá to truly experience the benefits of sustainability, privacy, and a healthier way of life.

About Urban Core:

Urban Core International, S.A. is focused on the development of boutique residential and commercial property in and around Urban Cores. Our mission is two fold; to develop sustainable, quality projects with a focus on strength through design and collaboration, and to provide project owners whom we represent with unparalleled project management services through hard work, collaboration, discipline and attention to detail.

 

At Urban Core, we believe that a building is more than simply the sum of its parts. It is a well-founded idea, one that has been reviewed from all angles, by all disciplines involved in the project. It is a home, and a part of a larger community that it impacts. Our goal is to make sure our buildings are not only successful projects, but are constructed in a manner that contributes to the community, while meeting the needs of the buildings owners and future occupants. Our work is guided by our values, which enable to ensure a projects success.

 

http://www.urbancoreintl.com [Web Site]

https://urbancore.wordpress.com [Blog]





Why Go Dark?

1 08 2007

Urban Core International BlogSince we launched our redesigned our Urban Core International website last month, people have been asking us about the untraditional darkness of our site. Why go dark? After a lot of research and great advice from some of our colleagues, we found that having a dark background instead of a light one helps reduce precious energy. Basically, what you read through your monitor takes more energy to display websites featured with “light” settings rather than “dark” ones. At Urban Core, we feel that having a “dark” website is in step with our beliefs of energy conservation, both on-line and in our projects.

Visit our site at: http://www.urbancoreintl.com





Recommended Reading To Promote “Green” Education

25 07 2007

Urban Core International BlogPanama City, Panama; July 25th, 2007:

Urban Core International, SA, announced today it has added a “Recommended Reading” section to the Urban Core International blog. The blog is located at urbancore.wordpress.com <https://urbancore.wordpress.com> . This new section highlights important books and texts Urban Core feels will enhance reader’s understanding and education of green practices today. Books include The Lazy Environmentalist by Josh Dorfman, Live Earth’s Global Warming Surviving Handbook, and The SmartCode V8.0, a guide to urban development and planning by Duany Plater-Zyberk and Company. New books and texts will be updated consistently. Urban Core hopes that by keeping readers informed of up-to-date information, they will be better consumers and live and work greener lives.

Urban Core International, S.A. is focused on the development of boutique residential and commercial property in and around Urban Cores. Our mission is two fold; to develop sustainable, quality projects with a focus on strength through design and collaboration, and to provide project owners whom we represent with unparalleled project management services through hard work, collaboration, discipline and attention to detail.





Urban Core International Launches Redesigned Website

12 07 2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 12, 2007; Panamá City, Panamá: Urban Core International, SA, announced today the launch of the redesigned Urban Core International website, located at http://www.urbancoreintl.com. Based in Panamá City, Panamá, and with projects throughout Florida, Urban Core International’s site brings together all of the company’s accomplishments and information in a sleek, streamlined environment. The site contains a “Featured Projects” section, News and Press, interactive blog, and podcast as well as a thorough library and resource guide. A Spanish website is also in development as well.

Urban Core is a premier developer of boutique residential buildings and communities, and continues to be a leader in sustainable development. Among Urban Core’s current featured projects include Urban Vista , Panamá City’s first LEED-certified residential building. Located in the beautiful Bella Vista neighborhood, Urban Vista features smarthome technology, modern architecture, and luxurious, eco-conscious features as a zen garden deck, green roof, greywater recycling and recycled materials throughout. This is all contained within stunning 360 degree views of Panamá City, the Amador Causeway and lush surrounding countryside.

At Urban Core, we believe that a building is more than simply the sum of its parts. It is a well-founded idea, one that has been reviewed from all angles, by all disciplines involved in a project. It is a home, and a part of a larger community that it impacts. Our goal is to make sure our buildings are not only successful projects, but are constructed in a manner that contributes to the community, while meeting the needs of the building’s owners and future occupants. Our work is guided by our values, which enable us to ensure a project’s success.





Celebrity Watch: Panama Edition

18 06 2007

We received this post today from ecorazzi.com. Urban Core International received a mention for the amazing response to our new LEED certified building in Bella Vista.

The small but fast-growing country of Panama has been buzzing in recent months over the many celebrities visiting for real estate investment and project inquiries. It all began with none other than the traveling wonders, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Last December the duo visited the Panama Canal and had a private tour of Frank Gehry’s Biodiversity Museum, a highly anticipated project of the ecological history and development of Panama, set to open in 2008. According to spanish-language newspaper “Panama America” (and translated through the Associated Press,) Pitt and Jolie “were considering investing in the $56 million project and buying land in Panama.” No adoptions occurred, however.

Next came reports of Mel Gibson making the rounds. According to the Panama Tourism Bureau (headed by actor Rúben Blades), Gibson “suggested his next project should be a remake of the 1950 film noir Panic in the Streets. Gibson was also entertained in the lush rainforest area of Boquete by Panamanian real estate developer and blogger Sam Taliaferro. According to Taliaferro, Gibson “had come on a whirlwind tour to see as much of Panama as possible, looking at real estate investments.” He’s also apparently terrible at Texas Hold’em.

The name dropping continues in the Pedasi/Azuero Peninsula area of Panama, known for incredible fishing and surfing. Apparently, it has also attracted “the likes of Mick Jagger, Bruce Willis, Tom Cruise, Mel Gibson, Eddie Murphy and others,” according to Ocean Legacy, a Panamanian real estate company specializing in the area. “The allure of Pedasi comes from the sheer awe of pristine natural beauty and the simplicity of living in a small fishing village,” they continue. Mick Jagger and a small fishing village? Tourism is good for any area, but c’mon, have you seen his yacht?

In the chic neighborhood of Bella Vista in Panama City, green builder Urban Core International is also rumored to have given info to celebrity buyers. Urban Core is planning the first LEED certified sustainable building in Panama. Will celebrities follow suit and be considerate of the delicate balance of man and earth? Or, will they build megahomes and bring insane amounts of paparazzi? We’ll be keeping a close eye on this little firecracker of a country!

Article written by: Paper Pusher 





Paises que dan paso al frente

12 06 2007

Al presente, en Panama existe el desarrollo del primer edificio verde en ofrecer la integracion de los principal expuestos por el programa LEED.

La estructura ubicara a unas cuadras de la Avenida Balboa y el Parque Urraca.
Josef Newman, socio de la firma constructura de dicho proyecto, al momento de inaugurarlo, dijo que “en
soluciones innovadoras a los complejos problemas de infraestructura y las complicaciones que se puedan
en el futuro, es una necesidad cuando se esta desarrollando un proyecto.

Las practicas de Construccion d Verdes ayudaran a la Ciudad de Panama a incrementar su crecimiento y a estar a la altura de paises del mundo”. Espana posee ya su Consejo de Construccion Verde, institucion sin fines de lucro que promueve el desarro edificios rentables y sostenibles en la industria de la construccion. El mismo se rige incluso por la certifica En partes de prensa, el presidente del Consejo, Aurelio Ramirez, senalo que la edificacion sostenible es absolutamente rentable, pues “en diez anos, solo en ahorro de energia se cubren los costos que se invirtie

La edificacion sostenible es un proceso “multiescalar”, segun Ramirez, ya que comienza en la construccion
edificio en un barrio, se extiende a la ciudad, al ambito regional y al estatal. En este proceso se produce “una cooperacion e integracion entre el sector publico y el privado, se foment innovacion, ademas de contribuir a cumplir con (el protocolo de) Kioto”, puntualizo Ramirez.

El Presidente del Consejo de Construccion Verde de Espana cito como ejemplo de emplazamiento sosten
ciudad olimpica de Sydney. En esta se ha recuperado un vertedero industrial que se ha destinado a la con
de viviendas ecologicas y espacios verdes y de recreo. El proyecto incluye los electrodomesticos eficientes
hogares y el filtrado y limpieza de aguas grises. “En este lugar el ahorro de energia alcanza 50%” en com
con un barrio comun, explico.

Para Torres Diaz, es logico que los profesionales relacionados con la industria deben reunirse para acorda
ciertos modelos de LEED a nuestro clima y realidad geografica, asunto que no impediria el desarrollo del

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