With more than 50,000 new homes in the last 19 years, Vinte is one of the leading developer and home building companies in Mexico. The company has a strong focus on building sustainable houses, creating safe urban designs and supporting wellness, physical activity and social connection. In 2012, Vinte was the first to build World Bank EDGE certified homes worldwide, and it is the largest EDGE homebuilder globally with over 6,000 certified homes and counting.
For their commitment to sustainability and effort to make impact investments in Latin America, Vinte has been rewarded with two impact awards: the “Impact project/investment of the year – in the real estate category” and “Impact project/investment of the year – water”.
The first award recognises Vinte’s impact in helping customers gain access to housing finance, and the way the company is involved in all phases of the development process: from acquiring and developing land, to the design, building, marketing and selling of homes.
Focus on water recycling
The water award specifically recognises Vinte’s approach to water recycling.
Although urban Mexico is frequently water-stressed, many areas also experience issues with flooding. In response, Vinte’s pluvial recollection systems capture the rainwater that runs along roads, and stores it in special collectors.
These systems preserve water and allow rainwater to return to subsoil levels, which helps reduce the run-off that causes urban flooding – along with the associated damage to property and danger to life – as well as preventing sinkholes from forming.
Vinte has so far developed 92 kilometres of roads, nine water treatment plants and 323 rainwater collection systems – all of which have been donated to local governments.