Goya is a new apartment complex in the city of Cuenca in Ecuador. Residents of the building’s 39 units and one penthouse will enjoy its proximity to restaurants, shops and parks.
The apartments were designed to reduce energy and water usage, allowing residents to save on utility bills and live more environmentally-friendly lifestyles. LED lighting, lighting controls and external shading devices will reduce the apartments’ energy use, while dual-flush water closets and other low-flow plumbing fixtures will reduce the apartments’ water use.
MH CORP, the developer of the project, is committed to reducing the environmental impact of its buildings through resource-efficient design. The company uses renewable energy, natural ventilation and recyclable materials to maintain harmony with nature.
Goya has received a preliminary EDGE certificate from GBCI.
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
Reflective paint/tiles for the roof and external walls, external shading devices, insulation of external walls, energy-saving lighting in internal, common and external spaces, and lighting controls for common and outdoor areas.
Dual-flush water closets and low-flow showerheads and faucets for kitchen sinks and washbasins.
In-situ waffle concrete for the floor slab and roof, medium-weight hollow concrete blocks for internal and 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.