Casabaca, a leading automotive company in Ecuador, will open a new sales office and service center in Quito. The building, Concesionario Casabaca – Granados, will feature a large showroom, offices, and a garage with capacity for 1,500 cars. The garage will be equipped for express maintenance, general repairs, and paint, adhering to the standards of Toyota Motor Company.
LED lighting, insulation, and occupancy sensors will be used to reduce the building’s energy use, while dual-flush water closets and water-efficient plumbing fixtures will reduce the building’s water use. The energy and water savings will lower Casabaca’s operating costs.
Concesionario Casabaca – Granados is aligned with Casabaca’s commitment to reduce the environmental impact of its operations. The project was designed by Jaime Miranda y Asociados, who focused on increasing the resource efficiency of the building.
Concesionario Casabaca – Granados has received a preliminary EDGE certificate from GBCI.
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
Reduced window-to-wall ratio, insulation of the roof, energy-saving lighting in sales, corridors, common, and external areas, and occupancy sensors in bathrooms.
Dual-flush water closets, water-efficient urinals and faucets for kitchen sinks, and aerators for faucets.
Composite in-situ concrete and steel deck for the floor, steel-clad sandwich panels for the roof, medium-weight hollow concrete blocks for internal walls, aluminum and steel profile cladding for external walls, and ceramic tile 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.