Parques de Galicia 2
Parques de Galicia 2 is situated in a tranquil neighborhood within El Valle de los Chillos, offering easy access to both Quito and the countryside. Residents have recreational areas to enjoy the outdoors and nearby retail stores to find everything they need. The developer of Parques de Galicia 2, PMJ Arquitectos, ensured that the housing complex will be surrounded by nature, but still easily accessible to public transportation and the amenities of the area.
Each of the 60 three-bedroom homes are 107 square meters with three floors. As the first social housing project to be EDGE-certified in Ecuador, the homes are resource-efficient, helping residents lower both their carbon footprint and their utility bills. The homes use reflective paint for the external walls and energy-saving lighting to conserve energy, while low-flow showerheads and faucets reduce the use of water. Construction materials such as medium weight hollow concrete block walls were carefully chosen to reduce embodied energy in materials by nearly 70 percent. These green features were implemented at very little additional cost.
PMJ Arquitectos has over 30 years of experience designing and constructing homes, offices and retail spaces across Ecuador. They are committed to limiting the impact of each building on its surrounding environment. Parque de Galicia 2 has received a preliminary EDGE certificate from GBCI.
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
Reduced window to wall ratio, reflective paint/tiles for the roof and external walls, energy-saving lighting and lighting controls for outdoor areas.
Low-flow showerheads and faucets and dual flush water closets.
Concrete filler slabs for floor and roof construction, medium weight hollow concrete blocks for internal and external walls, and aluminum window frames.
*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.