For this project, Marcan was inspired by the city and the neighborhood, integrating its public spaces, such as sidewalks and patios with the city, creating a better urban environment. POD will be designed as a mixed-use building. It will have 73 boutique offices, 69 departments, and five commercial premises and fully implemented common areas.
The project utilizes technologies such as solar photovoltaics along with passive technologies such as external shading and reducing the window to wall ratio.
POD has been granted a Preliminary EDGE Certificate from Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI).
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
Reduced Window to Wall Ratio, External Shading Devices, Solar Photovoltaics, Low Energy Lighting.
Water efficient showers and faucets, dual flush for water closets.
Roof in-situ concrete slab, roof with in-situ concrete slab, exterior and internal walls of autoclave aerated blocks.
*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.