The Le Parc project is a new building complex in Quito, ideally located on República del Salvador street in the financial center of the city. The project’s two 18-story towers will incorporate the existing Hotel Le Parc and will include space for homes and offices. A vertical mixed organizational system and independent fixed points of entry will differentiate the spaces.
The redesigned Hotel Le Parc will serve as example of resource efficiency for the hospitality industry in Ecuador. Guests of the hotel, whether in Quito for business or leisure, will enjoy the property’s numerous amenities.
The complex will utilize resource-efficient design features and technologies to reduce its environmental impact and lower its carbon footprint. The hotel and accompanying spaces will use a multitude of technologies such as high-performance glass, LED lighting, solar photovoltaics, water-efficient plumbing fixtures, and a rainwater harvesting system to save energy and water.
The promoter for the project, Commonplace/Gabriela Sommerfeld, was determined to develop the complex and restore Hotel Le Parc in an environmentally friendly way. Christian Wiese Architects, Adriana Hoyos Design Studio, and Arch-Bio Company were enlisted to include green features in the design and construction of the property.
Hotel Le Parc has received an EDGE Advanced 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, higher thermal performance glass, a heat pump for hot water generation, solar photovoltaics, energy-saving lighting in internal and common areas, and lighting controls for common areas and outdoor spaces.
Dual-flush water closets all bathrooms, low-flow showerheads, water-efficient urinals, aerators and auto shut-off faucets, and a rainwater harvesting system.
In-situ reinforced concrete and steel deck (permanent shuttering), plasterboards on metal studs for internal and external walls, polystyrene roof insulation, and glass wool wall insulation.
*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.