Extensión UDLA Park has been granted a preliminary EDGE Advance Certificate from GBCI.

Extensión UDLA Park

Extensión UDLA Park


The UDLA Park Building Extension project is an 8-story educational facility on the University of Las Américas campus in Quito. Resource-efficient design features and technologies will be incorporated into the building, including natural ventilation, solar photovoltaics, and a blackwater treatment and recycling system.

The UDLA Park Building Extension project has received a preliminary EDGE Advanced certificate from GBCI.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



46%

Energy Savings*


71%

Water Savings


38%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


Insulation of the roof, low-E coated glass, a variable refrigerant volume (VRV) cooling system, energy-saving lighting for internal and external spaces, occupancy sensors in bathrooms and classrooms, photoelectric sensors to harvest daylight, and solar photovoltaics.


Water


Efficient-flush water closets, low-flow showerheads and faucets, water-efficient urinals and faucets for kitchen sinks, and a blackwater treatment and recycling system.


Materials


In-situ trough concrete slab for the floor and roof construction, plasterboards on metal studs with insulation for internal walls, cement fibre boards on metal studs and solid dense concrete blocks for external walls, and ceramic tile and vinyl flooring.


*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.

Location:


Vía Nayón S/N y Vía Simón Bolivar
Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador

More Information:


Stage:


Preliminary EDGE Certificate

Date:


January 2021

Floor Space:


28,547 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


246.0 tCO2/Year

Praderas de Caranqui

Praderas de Caranqui


Praderas de Caranqui is a 12-unit housing project in Ibarra. The developer of the project, EMCOPRODE built the community to be an example of energy efficiency and to improve their tenants’ quality of life through lower utility costs.

Praderas de Caranqui has received EDGE Advanced certification from GBCI.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



59%

Energy Savings*


35%

Water Savings


43%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


Reflective paint/tiles for the roof and external walls, low-E coated glass, energy-saving lighting for internal and external spaces, and solar hot water collectors.


Water


Dual-flush water closets and low-flow showerheads and faucets for kitchen sinks and washbasins.


Materials


Concrete filler slab for the floor and roof construction, cellular light weight concrete blocks for internal and external walls, common brick walls with no finish for internal walls, exposed brick walls with internal plaster for external walls, and parquet/wood block and ceramic tile flooring.


*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.

Location:


Pasaje J, Entre Av. Del Retorno y Av. Atahualpa
Ibarra, Imbabura, Ecuador

More Information:


Stage:


Final EDGE Certification

Date:


April 2021

Floor Space:


1,717 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


38.3 tCO2/Year

Edificio Mikkela

Edificio Mikkela


Edificio Mikkela is a 21-unit apartment complex in Cumbayá, a town east of Quito in the Tumbaco Valley.  The developer of the project, Urbaplancorp, is committed to utilizing design and technology to improve the resource efficiency of its projects.

Edificio Mikkela has received a preliminary EDGE certificate from GBCI.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



22%

Energy Savings*


45%

Water Savings


57%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


Reduced window-to-wall ratio, reflective paint/tiles for the roof and external walls, external shading devices, insulation of the roof and external walls, energy-saving lighting for internal and external spaces, and lighting controls for corridors and staircases.


Water


Dual-flush water closets and low-flow showerheads and faucets for kitchen sinks and washbasins.


Materials


Composite in-situ concrete and steel deck for the floor and roof construction and medium weight hollow concrete blocks for the 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.

Location:


Ceibo y Francisco de Orellana, Cumbayá
Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador

More Information:


Stage:


Preliminary EDGE Certificate

Date:


November 2020

Floor Space:


1,862 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


19.3 tCO2/Year

Apartat

Apartat


Apartat is a 20-unit residential community in the San Juan de Cumbaya neighborhood of Quito. The developer of the project, Construbal has incorporated resource-efficient design features and technologies into the three and four-bedroom homes.

Apartat has received a preliminary EDGE certificate from GBCI.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



21%

Energy Savings*


39%

Water Savings


54%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


Reflective paint/tiles for the roof and external walls, external shading devices, solar hot water collectors, and energy-saving lighting in internal and external spaces.


Water


Dual-flush water closets and low-flow showerheads and faucets for kitchen sinks and washbasins.


Materials


Concrete filler slab for the floor and roof construction 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.

Location:


De los Olivos #18, Las Rieles
Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador

Stage:


Preliminary EDGE Certificate

Date:


January 2021

Floor Space:


4,053 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


72.6 tCO2/Year

Vistana

Vistana


Vistana is a new 397 housing complex in Guayaquil. The community of single-family homes is being developed by Petroli S.A.

Vistana has received a preliminary EDGE certificate from GBCI.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



32%

Energy Savings*


39%

Water Savings


71%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


Reduced window-to-wall ratio, reflective paint/tiles for the roof and external walls, insulation of the roof, and energy-saving lighting in internal spaces.


Water


Efficient-flush water closets and low-flow showerheads and faucets for kitchen sinks and washbasins.


Materials


In-situ trough concrete for the floor, aluminum sheets on steel rafters for roof construction, medium weight hollow concrete blocks for internal and external walls, and ceramic tile flooring.


*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.

Location:


Vistana 1000, Villa Modelo Morfeo
Guayaquil, Guayas, Ecuador

More Information:


Stage:


Preliminary EDGE Certificate

Date:


December 2020

Floor Space:


39,241 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


273.4 tCO2/Year

Duran City

Duran City


Duran City is bringing 626 single-family homes to the housing market in Guayaquil. The residential community is being developed by Constructora Prohorizon S.A., a company committed to providing resource-efficient homes to their customers.

Duran City has received a preliminary EDGE certificate from GBCI.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



32%

Energy Savings*


38%

Water Savings


80%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


Reduced window-to-wall ratio, reflective paint/tiles for the roof and external walls, insulation of the roof, and energy-saving lighting in internal spaces.


Water


Efficient-flush water closets and low-flow showerheads and faucets for kitchen sinks and washbasins.


Materials


In-situ trough concrete for the floor, micro concrete tiles on steel rafters for roof construction, medium weight hollow concrete blocks for internal and external walls, and ceramic tile flooring.


*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.

Location:


Duran City Bromelia, Villa Olivo
Guayaquil, Guayas, Ecuador

More Information:


Stage:


Preliminary EDGE Certificate

Date:


October 2020

Floor Space:


42,657 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


324.2 tCO2/Year

Vizcaya Plaza y Residencias

Vizcaya Plaza y Residencias


Vizcaya Plaza y Residencias is a new mixed-use development in Guayaquil. Featuring 192 homes and 72 commercial premises or offices, the development is ideally located near Bicentennial Park in Ciudad Celeste – a growing sector of the city.

The development was designed to reduce energy and water usage, lowering utility bills for residents and lowering operational costs for tenants. Reflective paint, external shading devices, and LED lighting will contribute to energy savings, while low-flow plumbing fixtures will contribute to water savings.

Soliose S.A., the developer of the project, is committed to reducing the environmental impact of its projects.  EDGE certification has become a part of the company’s strategic plan for sustainable development with plans to certify all of its projects going forward. Vizcaya Plaza y Residencias has also been financed by Banco Bolivariano, which is committed to the sustainable development of Ecuador.

Vizcaya Plaza y Residencias has received a preliminary EDGE certificate from GBCI.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



23%

Energy Savings*


44%

Water Savings


66%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


Reflective paint for external walls, external shading devices, insulation of the roof, energy-saving lighting for internal and external spaces, and lighting controls for corridors and staircases.


Water


Dual-flush water closets and low-flow showerheads and faucets for kitchen sinks and washbasins.


Materials


In-situ trough concrete for the floor and roof construction, honeycomb clay blocks with plaster for internal and external walls, and vinyl flooring.


*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.

Location:


Via Ciudad Celeste, Km 9.4 Via Samborondon
Guayas, Ecuador

More Information:


Stage:


Preliminary EDGE Certificate

Date:


January 2021

Floor Space:


23,224 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


304.8 tCO2/Year

Almar – Torre A

Almar – Torre A


The Almar residential project in Santa Elena will become an icon of the Punta Blanca panorama, located at the highest geographical point in the area. Torre A of the project will include 36 apartments and two penthouses with direct ocean views. The tower was designed to incorporate the hill – the highest point of the project – as the main axis in the design of the building and its amenities to encourage residents and visitors to enjoy the surrounding environment.

The tower was also designed to utilize resource efficient features and technologies to reduce energy and water use. In addition to these measures, more than 50 percent of the project’s land was allocated to plant native flora to foster a natural environment.

The project was developed by Traverso & Pérez (T&P), a real estate developer with over 30 years of experience in Guayaquil and Santa Elena. As a leading developer, T&P believes it is their responsibility to do their part to reduce their environmental impact and hopes that Almar will be recognized as a project that maintains harmony with nature. The project has also been financed by Banco Bolivariano, which is committed to the sustainable development of Ecuador.

Almar Torre A has received a preliminary EDGE certificate from GBCI.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



25%

Energy Savings*


28%

Water Savings


65%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


Reduced window-to-wall ratio, reflective paint for external walls, external shading devices, energy-saving lighting in internal and external spaces, and lighting controls for corridors and staircases.


Water


Dual-flush water closets and low-flow showerheads and faucets for kitchen sinks and washbasins.


Materials


Concrete filler floor and roof slabs with polystyrene blocks and honeycomb clay blocks with plaster for internal walls 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.

Location:


Punta Blanca #10, Punta Blanca
Santa Elena, Ecuador

More Information:


Stage:


Preliminary EDGE Certificate

Date:


December 2020

Floor Space:


4,094 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


37.0 tCO2/Year

Buganvillas

Buganvillas


Buganvillas is a new 18-unit residential complex in Ibarra. The project is ideally located only seven minutes from the city’s downtown. The one and two-story homes were carefully designed to fit into the local landscape, allowing residents to find “thier home in the wild.”

The homes will utilize resource-efficient design and technologies to save energy and water, lowering residents’ utility bills. Natural ventilation and reflective paint will lower the indoor temperature of the homes, eliminating the need for air conditioning and reducing energy use.

RELCO Construcciones, the developer of the project, is committed to developing buildings that highlight the beauty of cities, while using environmentally friendly materials. The company is using local materials in the construction of Buganvillas, benefitting Ecuador’s local economy and reducing the environmental impact of the transportation of materials to the project-site.

Buganvillas has received a preliminary EDGE certificate from GBCI.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



27%

Energy Savings*


39%

Water Savings


34%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


Reduced window-to-wall ratio, reflective paint for external walls, insulation of the roof, energy-saving lighting in internal and external spaces, and lighting controls for corridors and staircases.


Water


Dual-flush water closets and low-flow showerheads and faucets for kitchen sinks and washbasins.


Materials


Concrete filler slab for the floor, clay tiles on steel rafters and concrete filler slab for the roof, medium weight hollow concrete blocks for internal walls, and common brick with internal and external plaster 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.

Location:


Barrio El Milagro calle El Cerezo, Via Urcuqui
Ibarra, Imbabura, Ecuador

More Information:


Stage:


Preliminary EDGE Certificate

Date:


November 2020

Floor Space:


1,593 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


8.6 tCO2/Year

Kyria

Kyria


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



47%

Energy Savings*


28%

Water Savings


56%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


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.


Water


Dual-flush water closets in all bathrooms and low-flow showerheads and faucets for washbasins and kitchen sinks.


Materials


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.

Location:


Calle Grecia, Ave. Republica,
Quito, Ecuador

More Information:


Stage:


Preliminary EDGE Certificate

Date:


September 2020

Floor Space:


2,316 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


44.3 tCO2/Year