Torre 220

Torre 220

EDGE Advanced

Torre 220 is a 4-story residential apartment complex located in the La Florida neighborhood of Tampico, Mexico. The project consists of a total of 3 apartments with an average floor space of 175 square meters and was developed by Diseño y Proyectos Jan S.A, a local real estate developer with a focus on designing high-quality projects with a view toward sustainability.

To meet international standards for resource efficiency, energy and water-saving technologies were incorporated into the design, construction and internal processes of the building. Reflective paint for roof and external walls, wall insulation, higher thermal performance glass, and LED lighting reduce the building’s energy use, while water-efficient plumbing fixtures reduce its water consumption. The application of state-of-the-art construction technologies further allowed for a substantial reduction in energy embodied in materials, lowering the overall carbon footprint for the entire project.

Torre 220 has received Final EDGE Advanced Certification from Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI).

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification

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Energy Savings*

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Water Savings

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Less Embodied Energy in Materials

*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.

Technical Solutions

Energy

Reduced window to wall ratio, reflective paint for roof and external walls, insulation of external walls, higher thermal performance glass, energy-saving lighting for internal and external spaces, and lighting controls for corridors and staircases.

Water

Low-flow showerheads, low-flow faucets for kitchen sinks and washbasins, and dual flush for water closets.

Materials

Concrete filler slab with polystyrene blocks for floor and roof construction, medium weight hollow concrete blocks for internal and external walls, ceramic tiles for flooring, and aluminum window frames.

Location

Ricardo Descalzi del Castillo Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador

Stage

Final EDGE Advanced Certification

Date

January 1, 2020

Floor Space (m2)

787.53

Total CO2 Savings (annually)

3.87

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