Edificio Häuser is a 9-unit apartment building in Cuenca. The building’s two and three-bedroom units were designed to include contemporary and Scandinavian features. The units will also be designed to meet the needs of their residents, providing comfortable spaces for families to enjoy.
The apartment building was designed to reduce its environmental impact through the conservation of natural resources. Insulation, energy-saving lighting, and low-flow plumbing fixtures will be installed to reduce the apartment building’s energy and water use.
Edificio Häuser 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 and external walls, energy-saving lighting in 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.
Composite in-situ concrete and steel decking for the floor and the roof, steel sheets on steel rafters for the roof, medium weight hollow concrete blocks for internal and external walls, and exposed brick external walls with internal plaster.
*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.