Are you looking for a lifestyle that offers luxury, security, and comfort for you and your family while also aligning with your values of environmental respect and care? Then, Tulum is the perfect place to establish your new home, not only because of its paradisiacal beaches and protected lush jungles but also because you can find residences with architecture that follow the best practices for the planet´s wellbeing.


Today, we’ll discuss how an intelligent real estate investment can also positively impact the environment. This is where the EDGE certification comes in, ensuring that a residence project has been designed and built with efficiency and sustainability in mind.

What is EDGE certification, and why should it guide your investment?


The EDGE (Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies) certification is an accolade awarded by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), part of the World Bank Group, ensuring that a residential project has achieved at least a 20% reduction in energy, water, and embodied energy in materials consumption compared to a local benchmark building.


In Mexico, there are currently 5 million square meters of buildings with EDGE certification, representing 10% of the 50 million that are certified globally. This positions the country as one of the top choices for environmentally conscious real estate investments.


The construction industry accounts for 50% of pollutant emissions, but investing in green buildings can reduce the region’s CO2 emissions by 40.4 million tons over the next decade. Additionally, it can generate 3.6 million formal jobs to boost economic development.

EDGE certification is internationally recognized, providing residential projects with a competitive edge in the market and unique benefits for owners, both in property value and sustained energy savings.


To obtain this certification, real estate developers must submit full documentation proving the project meets the minimum requirements. Once submitted, an accredited EDGE auditor reviews every detail to ensure it meets the standards. Different certification levels are based on the efficiency percentage achieved; for instance, Cardinal Tulum is designed to excel in thermal and energy efficiency, even among other EDGE projects in the area.

Tulum: a destination that recognizes and cares for the environment


Tulum, known for its natural beauty and connection to ancient cultures that displayed profound respect for Mother Earth has become a favored destination for those seeking an ecological, sustainable, and conscious luxury lifestyle. Tulum properties offer an enriching living experience amidst the jungle and the Caribbean Sea, and some also adopt sustainable construction practices.


Investing in an EDGE-compliant property in Tulum means acquiring a high-value residence while contributing to a greener, more sustainable future.

Cardinal Townhouses: live in an EDGE home, live in true harmony


Imagine waking up every morning in a space that respects and harmoniously integrates with its surroundings, where every detail has been thoughtfully designed to minimize environmental impact while maximizing comfort for you and your loved ones.


Cardinal Townhouses is a residential project in the heart of Tulum that redefines what it means to live in harmony with nature. Each unit has been meticulously designed with bioclimatic architecture to minimize energy, water, and resource consumption:


  • Technologies and facilities that reduce energy consumption by 40%.
  • 50% smaller carbon footprint compared to other projects.
  • Smart thermal control for cooler environments.
  • Optimized natural light and efficient ventilation.
  • Designs that offer protection against solar radiation.
  • Advanced water conservation systems.
  • Local materials that reflect Tulum’s essence and luxury.


Beyond the numbers, what truly sets Cardinal apart is its living experience and the opportunity to live in a community that shares your values of respect for nature, slow living, and abundance.


Embrace the conviction of living as you deserve in a space that celebrates the beauty of the surroundings and promotes a more sustainable future for all. Discover Cardinal and fall in love.

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