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