Retamo Parc Apartments
The Retamo Parc Apartments are ideally located on the outskirts of Quito, providing a peaceful escape from the city with access to public transportation and major highways. The housing complex consists of 167 one, two and three-bedroom apartments and has outdoor recreational areas for residents to enjoy the natural environment. Select units also have terraces to enjoy the fresh air and the views of the Andes Mountains. The apartments are built to conserve natural resources, allowing residents to save on utility bills and live a more eco-friendly lifestyle. In addition to implementing green features within the building, the developers took additional care to ensure minimal harm to the surrounding environment by planting native species in the surrounding landscape to minimize the need for irrigation.
The project was developed through a joint venture between Rivadeneira Barriga Arquitectos S.A. and Campana & Gortaire with architectural design by Cero80 Architecture. While Rivadeneira Barriga Arquitectos S.A. has more than 30 years of experience designing and building projects throughout Ecuador, Campana & Gortaire provides technological solutions and business intelligence to the real estate sector. Retamo Parc Apartments 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, insulation of the roof, energy-saving lighting and lighting controls for common areas and outdoors.
Low-flow showerheads and faucets and water-efficient single flush water closets.
Controlled use of concrete for floor slabs, roof construction and 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.