JADE Housing Complex
JADE is a housing complex overlooking the Chillos Valley in the mountainous region of Pichincha. With the bustling city of Quito a short drive away, JADE residents have access to all that the city has to offer while enjoying the tranquility of the valley. The complex consists of 35 homes and a separate four-story apartment building with 24 units. Each home has a garden terrace, which provide homeowners with spectacular views of the valley and surrounding nature. Common areas also include green spaces, sports fields, and a playground.
The housing complex utilizes resource-efficient design and technologies to reduce energy and water usage, including reflective tiles, LED lighting, and low-flow plumbing fixtures. With Quito’s year-round temperature ranging from nine to 19 degrees Celsius, insulated roofs and external walls help the homes stay warm, eliminating the need for a heating system. Residents of the Jade housing complex with benefit from their units’ resource efficiency with lower utility bills.
The JADE housing complex is the first project developed by SFC Construction. A subsidiary of SFC Group, SFC Construction is committed to pursuing a sustainable approach to business, including the development of green homes for families in the Quito area.
The JADE housing complex has received final EDGE certification from GBCI.
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
Reduced window-to-wall ratio, reflective tiles and paint for the roof and external walls, 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.
In-situ reinforced concrete for the floor and roof and medium weight hollow concrete blocks for internal and external walls.
*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.