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
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
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.
Dual-flush water closets and low-flow showerheads and faucets for kitchen sinks and washbasins.
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.