Kyria is a new, 27-unit apartment complex in the financial center of Quito. The building is ideally located just a few steps from La Carolina Park and in close proximity to a metro station. Residents will enjoy the complex’s privacy with only three apartments per floor and its beautiful finishes.
The one, two, and three-bedroom apartments were designed to reduce their environmental impact through the conservation of natural resources. LED lighting, low-E coated glass, a heat pump for hot water generation, and low-flow plumbing fixtures will be installed to reduce the apartments’ energy and water use.
The project is being developed by Elmir Grupo Inmobiliario. A family business, Elmir is committed to developing homes that meet the needs of families in Ecuador. By developing homes that save energy and water, Elmir will help families save on utilities and reduce their environmental impact.
Kyria has received an EDGE Advanced certificate from GBCI.
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
Reduced window-to-wall ratio, reflective paint/tiles for the roof, insulation of the external walls, low-E coated glass, a heat pump for hot water generation, energy-saving lighting in internal and external spaces, and lighting controls for corridors and staircases.
Dual-flush water closets in all bathrooms and low-flow showerheads and faucets for washbasins and kitchen sinks.
Composite in-situ concrete and steel deck for the floor and roof, plasterboards on metal studs with insulation for internal walls, and cement fibre boards on metal studs for 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.