Vizcaya Plaza y Residencias is a new mixed-use development in Guayaquil. Featuring 192 homes and 72 commercial premises or offices, the development is ideally located near Bicentennial Park in Ciudad Celeste – a growing sector of the city.
The development was designed to reduce energy and water usage, lowering utility bills for residents and lowering operational costs for tenants. Reflective paint, external shading devices, and LED lighting will contribute to energy savings, while low-flow plumbing fixtures will contribute to water savings.
Soliose S.A., the developer of the project, is committed to reducing the environmental impact of its projects. EDGE certification has become a part of the company’s strategic plan for sustainable development with plans to certify all of its projects going forward. Vizcaya Plaza y Residencias has also been financed by Banco Bolivariano, which is committed to the sustainable development of Ecuador.
Vizcaya Plaza y Residencias has received a preliminary EDGE certificate from GBCI.
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
Reflective paint for external walls, external shading devices, insulation of the roof, energy-saving lighting for internal and external spaces, and lighting controls for corridors and staircases.
Dual-flush water closets and low-flow showerheads and faucets for kitchen sinks and washbasins.
In-situ trough concrete for the floor and roof construction, honeycomb clay blocks with plaster for internal and external walls, and vinyl flooring.
*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.