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

Hotel Le Parc, Beyond the Stars

Hotel Le Parc, Beyond the Stars


The Le Parc project is a new building complex in Quito, ideally located on República del Salvador street in the financial center of the city. The project’s two 18-story towers will incorporate the existing Hotel Le Parc and will include space for homes and offices. A vertical mixed organizational system and independent fixed points of entry will differentiate the spaces.

The redesigned Hotel Le Parc will serve as example of resource efficiency for the hospitality industry in Ecuador. Guests of the hotel, whether in Quito for business or leisure, will enjoy the property’s numerous amenities.

The complex will utilize resource-efficient design features and technologies to reduce its environmental impact and lower its carbon footprint. The hotel and accompanying spaces will use a multitude of technologies such as high-performance glass, LED lighting, solar photovoltaics, water-efficient plumbing fixtures, and a rainwater harvesting system to save energy and water.

The promoter for the project, Commonplace/Gabriela Sommerfeld, was determined to develop the complex and restore Hotel Le Parc in an environmentally friendly way. Christian Wiese Architects, Adriana Hoyos Design Studio, and Arch-Bio Company were enlisted to include green features in the design and construction of the property.

Hotel Le Parc has received an EDGE Advanced certificate from GBCI.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



48%

Energy Savings*


59%

Water Savings


35%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


Reduced window-to-wall ratio, insulation of the roof and external walls, higher thermal performance glass, a heat pump for hot water generation, solar photovoltaics, energy-saving lighting in internal and common areas, and lighting controls for common areas and outdoor spaces.


Water


Dual-flush water closets all bathrooms, low-flow showerheads, water-efficient urinals, aerators and auto shut-off faucets, and a rainwater harvesting system.


Materials


In-situ reinforced concrete and steel deck (permanent shuttering), plasterboards on metal studs for internal and external walls, polystyrene roof insulation, and glass wool wall insulation.


*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:


Avenida República del Salvador y Calle Moscú
Quito, Ecuador

More Information:


Stage:


Preliminary EDGE Certificate

Date:


October 2020

Floor Space:


14,244 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


424.0 tCO2/Year

Edificio Häuser

Edificio Häuser


Edificio Häuser is a 9-unit apartment building in Cuenca. The building’s two and three-bedroom units were designed to include contemporary and Scandinavian features. The units will also be designed to meet the needs of their residents, providing comfortable spaces for families to enjoy.

The apartment building was designed to reduce its environmental impact through the conservation of natural resources. Insulation, energy-saving lighting, and low-flow plumbing fixtures will be installed to reduce the apartment building’s energy and water use.

Edificio Häuser has received a preliminary EDGE certificate from GBCI.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



20%

Energy Savings*


42%

Water Savings


57%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


Reduced window-to-wall ratio, insulation of the roof and external walls, 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


Composite in-situ concrete and steel decking for the floor and the roof, steel sheets on steel rafters for the roof, medium weight hollow concrete blocks for internal and external walls, and exposed brick external walls with internal plaster.


*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 Catón Sigsig
Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador

Stage:


Preliminary EDGE Certificate

Date:


July 2020

Floor Space:


785 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


12.7 tCO2/Year

Hampton by Hilton Carolina Park Quito

Hampton by Hilton Carolina Park Quito


The Hampton by Hilton Carolina Park is a 12-story hotel in Quito’s financial district. The first 10 floors are home to the Hampton by Hilton Quito’s 135 guest rooms, while Zenith Suites operates 16 serviced apartments on the upper floors. Guests will enjoy the hotel’s many amenities, including modern meeting rooms, a fitness center, and a roof garden with views of the surrounding landscape.

The hotel was designed to utilize resource-efficient design features and technologies to reduce its environmental impact and save on operating costs. LED lighting, an energy-efficient cooling system, and a heat pump for hot water generation will contribute to the building’s energy savings, while water-efficient and low-flow plumbing fixtures will contribute to the building’s water savings.

The hotel was designed by Odd+Architects and will be managed by Hotel Colon International C.A., a pioneer in Ecuador’s hospitality industry.

Hampton by Hilton Quito has received an EDGE Advanced certificate from GBCI.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



54%

Energy Savings*


37%

Water Savings


44%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


Reduced window to wall ratio, insulation of the roof and external walls, a variable refrigerant volume (VRV) cooling system, a heat pump for hot water generation, energy-saving lighting in internal and external spaces, and lighting controls for corridors and staircases.


Water


Aerators and auto shut-off faucets, water-efficient water closets and urinals, and low-flow showerheads and faucets.


Materials


In-situ waffle concrete for the floor, in-situ reinforced concrete for the roof, plasterboards on metal studs for internal walls, and in-situ reinforced 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:


Catalina Aldaz, Portugal
Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador

More Information:


Stage:


Preliminary EDGE Certificate

Date:


August 2020

Floor Space:


6,812 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


334.8 tCO2/Year

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