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Alarife has received Final EDGE certification from preliminary EDGE certificate from Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI).

Alarife

Alarife, located in Loja, Ecuador, has received a preliminary EDGE certificate from GBCI.

Alarife


The eight-floor Alarife apartment building is located in the heart of Loja, which is considered the music and cultural capital of Ecuador. Residents of the homes have easy access to nearby shopping centers, hospitals, hotels and office buildings. Each of the 16 two and three-bedroom apartments are also resource-efficient, providing a comfortable environment where residents can live a more environmentally-friendly lifestyle. With the building’s green features, residents can expect to save between 32 to 37 percent on their utility bills, depending on the type of unit.

Velsa Bauen Constructores, led by Pablo Vélez Salgado, is committed to the sustainable development of Loja. The company aims to create resource-efficient designs that improve the quality of life of its customers. Velsa Bauen Constructores believes that buildings should not only be comfortable and modern, but also green.

Alarife has received Final EDGE certification from preliminary EDGE certificate from Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI).

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



32%

Energy Savings*


47%

Water Savings


62%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


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


Water


Low-flow showerheads and low-flow faucets for kitchens and bathrooms, and dual flush water closets.


Materials


In-situ waffle concrete slab for floor slabs 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.

Location:


Departamento 13, Calle Antisana y Corazón de Jesús
Loja, Ecuador

Stage:


Final EDGE Certification

Date:


October 2021

Floor Space:


1,907 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


14.72 tCO2/Year

Torre Life has received a Preliminary EDGE Certificate from Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI).

Torre Life

Torre Life


Torre Life is a mixed-use housing project in Quito, Ecuador. It consists of 40 apartments of one, two and three bedrooms and 3 shops on the ground level and was developed by Conepar Constructores. The average floor space of the apartments of Torre Life is 66 square meters.

By incorporating modern construction technologies such as reflective paint and insulation for external walls, heat pumps and solar collectors for hot water generation, the use of energy-saving appliances such as LED lightbulbs and water-efficient plumbing features, the project was able to significantly reduce its energy and water consumption, resulting in a more sustainable construction project and a reduced carbon footprint.

Torre Life has received a Preliminary EDGE Certificate from Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI)

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



34%

Energy Savings*


48%

Water Savings


59%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


Reflective paint and insulation for external walls, heat pump for hot water generation, solar hot water collectors, energy-saving light bulbs for internal spaces, and lighting controls for common spaces.


Water


Low-flow showerheads, low-flow faucets for kitchen sinks and all bathrooms, and dual flush for water closets.


Materials


Medium weight hollow concrete blocks for internal and external walls, composite in-situ concrete and steel deck for floor and roof construction, ceramic tiles and laminated wood for flooring, 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.

Location:


Manuela Sáenz & Hernandez de Girón

Pichincha, Quito 170147

Ecuador

More Information:


Stage:


Preliminary Certificate

Date:


November 2020

Floor Space:


3,388.05 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


80.3 tCO2/Year

Edificio Matriz has received Final EDGE Advanced Certification from Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI).

Edificio Matriz Banco ProCredit Ecuador

Edificio Matriz Banco ProCredit Ecuador


Banco ProCredit is an international, commercial bank with a development focus, specializing in socially responsible banking.

Starting in mid-2019, the company embarked on the remodeling of Edificio Matriz, ProCredit Ecuador’s head office in Quito, with the goal of mitigating its environmental impact. The project has achieved EDGE Advanced certification by making use of resource-efficient technologies such as reflective paint for external walls, water-efficient plumbing fixtures, energy-saving lightbulbs and light controls for public spaces, smart meters and a photovoltaics system covering 26% of total energy use. The extensive use of existing walls further reduced the resource impact of construction, particularly on energy embodied in materials, lowering the carbon footprint of the project.

Edificio Matriz has received Final EDGE Advanced Certification from Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI).

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



47%

Energy Savings*


33%

Water Savings


93%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


Reflective paint for external walls, energy-saving light bulbs for internal and external spaces, lighting controls for corridors and staircases, smart meters, and solar photovoltaics.


Water


Low-flow faucets for all bathrooms, dual flush for water closets in all bathrooms and water-efficient faucets for kitchen sinks.


Materials


Re-use of existing walls for external and internal walls, Plasterboards on metal studs for internal walls, ceramic tiles flooring and re-use of existing structures for floor and roof.


*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:


Av. Atahualpa; Av. Amazonas
Quito, Pichincha 170135
Ecuador

More Information:


Stage:


Final EDGE Advanced Certification

Date:


August 2021

Floor Space:


3,769 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


40.1 tCO2/Year

The Brontë Club Building has received final EDGE certification from GBCI.

Brontë Club

Brontë Club


The Brontë Club Building is a modern Private Residential Club in the city of Quito, Ecuador and it has 56 housing units distributed over 12 floors. The project has large green areas and is located near the La Carolina park. Brontë Club was designed and developed by Novospazio Construcción & Gestión Inmobiliaria.

The Brontë Club Building has received final EDGE certification from GBCI.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



22%

Energy Savings*


48%

Water Savings


50%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


Reflective paint/tiles for roof and external walls, insulation of external walls, energy-saving light bulbs for internal and external spaces, lighting controls for corridors and staircases and smart meters.


Water


Low-flow showerheads, faucets for kitchen and washbasin and dual flush for water closets.


Materials


Medium weight hollow concrete blocks for internal and external walls, composite in-situ concrete and steel deck floor slabs and composite in-situ concrete and steel deck for roof.


*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:


Bronte, 304 Guayas E379 y Amazonas
Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador

More Information:


Stage:


Final EDGE Certification

Date:


October 2020

Floor Space:


4,321 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


69.0 tCO2/Year

Rio Azul has received Final EDGE Certification from GBCI.

Rio Azul

Rio Azul


The Río Azul project is a residential building located in the city of Cuenca, Ecuador and has 17 housing units. Designed and built by Ejeproy, the company seeks to continue certifying all its projects with the EDGE certification.

Rio Azul has received Final EDGE Certification from GBCI.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



34%

Energy Savings*


51%

Water Savings


46%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


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


Water


Low-flow showerheads, faucets for kitchen sinks and washbasins, and dual flush for water closets.


Materials


Exposed brick wall with internal plaster and medium weight hollow concrete blocks for internal walls, exposed brick wall with internal plaster for external walls, in-situ waffle concrete floor slab, in-situ waffle concrete slab and asphalt shingles on steel rafters for roof construction 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.

Location:


Paseo 3 de Noviembre
Los Cedros
Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador

More Information:


Stage:


Final EDGE Certification

Date:


July 2021

Floor Space:


1,971 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


30.0 tCO2/Year

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


Developed by EMCOPRODE, Praderas de Caranqui is a 12-unit housing project that was defined from a deep awareness of environmental sustainability and energy efficiency; achieves 59% energy savings, thanks to EFFICOT consulting support.

EMCOPRODE convinced that eco-efficient construction is the right way, included photovoltaic communal lighting, 100% solar water heating, ecological bioethanol fireplaces, interior and exterior video surveillance, backyard with wood oven, grill, pergola, interior balconies and outdoors for reading and relaxation.

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

More Information:


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