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Energy Globe Award

With more than 187 participating countries and over 2000 project submissions annually the Energy Globe Award is today's most prestigious environmental prize worldwide. It distinguishes projects regionally, nationally and globally that conserve resources such as energy or utilize renewable or emission-free sources. Award ceremonies are held all over the world. Prominent personalities as well as Energy Globe Ambassadors in 90 countries support the mission of Energy Globe. The activities of Energy Globe attract worldwide media attention - international TV stations report each year with approximately 1,000 hours of broadcasting time. The aim of the Energy Globe is to raise global attention on sustainable, everywhere applicable environmental solutions and to motivate people to also become active in this area.

National ENERGY GLOBE Award Ecuador 2019

Submitted by: Uribe & Schwarzkopf
Quito a la Altura del Mundo (Quito at the height of the world)

Uribe & Schwarzkopf through the project "Quito a la Altura del Mundo" is the pioneer company in Ecuador in the construction of ecological buildings that improve the quality of life of its users and contribute to the environment. The "Quito at the height of the world" project contributes to water efficiency, energy efficiency, eco-efficient materials, landscaping and environmental plans. The project contributes to the vertical growth of the city with an efficient consumption. As a result of this project, the "Yoo Quito Building" has been completed, which the first building is built with these characteristics in the city.

Initial situation
The city of Quito has expanded to the rural and peri-urban peripheral areas. The people commute for long periods of time and this problem reduces the quality of life. Most buildings are energy intensive thereby increasing the cost of living. Water management is also a huge challenge for most of the people living in this building.

The project "Quito a la Altura del Mundo" arises in response to this problem through buildings denser, height and diverse at the same time these buildings consumes fewer resources and contributes to the environment. The building is energy efficient utilizing high tech energy and water management tool.

"Quito ala Altura del Mundo” is the set of buildings with pioneering eco-efficiency parameters in the country. This macro project links technical and practical strategies to design and build with the least possible impact on the environment. Within the innovation characteristics of "Quito at the Height of the World" there are milestones such as the Sustainable Urban Laboratory, a free space for the community with multiple activities of learning architectural parameters, construction, responsible.

Capital: Quito
Official language: Spanish
Total area: 275.830 km²
Population: 15.007.343
GDP/Capita/Year: $5.057
Source: Wikipedia 2012