Coordinadora, a leading company in the transport of goods, packages and documents in Colombia, has opened a new hub in Cota, Cundinamarca.
Solar photovoltaics were installed on the hub to generate power for lighting and other electrical needs. Roof insulation, low-e coated glass windows and energy-saving lighting were also installed to reduce the building’s energy use. A rainwater harvesting system, dual-flush water closets and auto shut-off faucets were installed to contribute to the building’s water savings.
The new hub is aligned with Coordinadora’s commitment to the protection of the environment. Launched in 2005, its “Movimiento Azul” focuses on seven pillars, including the reduction of air pollution and water usage.
Hub Coordinadora has received an EDGE Advanced certificate from CAMACOL.
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
Insulation for the roof, low-e coated glass for the windows, high-efficiency boiler for hot water, solar photovoltaics and energy-saving lighting in the corridors, sales, common and external areas.
Dual flush water closets, water-efficient urinals and faucets for kitchen sinks, a rainwater harvesting system and auto shut-off faucets.
In-situ trough concrete slabs for the floor and roof, aluminum-clad sandwich panel for the roof, steel-clad sandwich panel for external walls, medium weight hollow concrete blocks for internal and external walls, plasterboards on metal studs for internal walls, and terrazzo tile flooring.
*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.