The Green Park Free Zone is the first industrial park and free zone in Latin America that focuses on environmental sustainability. With 50,000 square meters of construction area in El Coyol, The Green Park Free Zone’s advanced industrial lots offer tenants resource-efficient technologies that include the use of renewable energy to meet business needs.
The Green Park Free Zone’s administrative office was built to serve as an example of the resource efficiency possible at the park and to demonstrate the operational savings associated with green building design. An energy-efficient air conditioning system, roof insulation, and LED lighting were installed to reduce the building’s energy use, while dual-flush water closets and water-efficient plumbing fixtures were installed to reduce the building’s water use.
The Green Park Free Zone will encourage its clients to certify their construction at the park. The administrative office has received EDGE Advanced certification from the Green Building Council Costa Rica.
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
Reduced window to wall ratio, external shading devices, insulation of the roof, a variable refrigerant flow (VRF) cooling system, and energy-saving lighting in internal and external spaces.
Dual-flush water closets, low-flow faucets in all bathrooms, and water-efficient urinals and faucets for kitchen sinks.
Composite in-situ concrete and steel deck for the floor, steel sheets on steel rafters for the roof, plasterboards on metal studs with insulation for internal walls, and cement fibre boards on metal studs for external walls.
*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.