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