Developed by Vega Tobar S.A and designed by architect Adriana Benalcázar, Edificio Edwards is a modern residential building located in Quito. The 10-story, energy-conscious project features 13 EDGE-certified housing units, offering contemporary design within a building that is designed to improve the quality of life for its residents while reducing environmental impacts.
Residents of Edificio Edwards enjoy a terrace with a view of Quito and direct access to the city center through a plaza. Homeowners benefit from lower utility bills as all units feature energy-efficient lighting and lighting controls, reflective paint, roof and wall insulation and water-saving controls.
Edificio Edwards has received final EDGE certification from GBCI.
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
Reduced window to wall ratio, reflective paint and tiles for roof, reflective paint for external walls, insulation of roof and external walls, energy-saving lighting system, lighting controls for common areas and outdoors, and smart meters.
Low-flow plumbing fixtures for washbasins, kitchens, water closets and shower-heads and dual flush water closets.
Composite in-situ concrete and steel deck for floor slabs and roof construction, medium weight hollow concrete blocks for external and internal 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.