Fiesta Americana México Satélite
Located in Tlalnepantla, an industrial hub of greater Mexico City rich in history and culture, the Fiesta Americana México Satélite is situated in an ideal area with easy access to nearby offices and shopping. The five-star hotel has 223 guest rooms, a restaurant, and meeting areas, and is designed to be resource-efficient. The hotel saves energy with the help of energy-efficient air conditioning and energy-saving lighting, while reducing its water consumption through low-flow showerheads and auto shut-off faucets. Using less concrete in floor slabs and walls also helps conserve more than 50 percent in embodied energy in materials.
Building green not only helps Fiesta Americana México Satélite lower their carbon footprint, but it also makes economic sense. As a green building, the hotel saves over $9,800 per month in utility costs and will recover the additional investment required in less than two years.
The hotel is a member of the Fiesta Americana hotel chain, operated by Grupo Posadas and owned by Fibra Hotel. Dozens of other hotels in the Fiesta Americana chain can be found in Monterrey, Veracruz and Cancun. The Fiesta Americana México Satélite is also one of 87 hotels owned by Fibra Hotel, a Mexican company that develops, acquires, owns and operates hotels across Mexico. Fiesta Americana México Satélite has received final EDGE certification from GBCI.
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
Reduced window to wall ratio, higher thermal performance glass, energy-efficient air conditioning with air cooled screw chiller, energy-saving lighting and occupancy sensors in bathrooms.
Low-flow showerheads, low-flow faucets, dual flush water closets, water-efficient urinals, aerators and auto shut-off faucets in bathrooms and water-efficient kitchen faucets.
Precast RC planks and joist system for floor slabs and roof construction, medium weight hollow concrete blocks for external walls, plasterboards on metal studs with insulation for internal walls and aluminum window frames.
*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.