Parque Comercial Guacarí
A new shopping center, Parque Comercial Guacarí will meet the commercial and entertainment needs of the Sucre region. With stores, restaurants, bars and an event area of over 800 square meters, the shopping center will serve as a meeting place for families and friends throughout the community.
Built to optimize natural resources, resource-efficient technologies were incorporated into the design, construction and internal processes of the building. Energy-saving lighting and skylights that provide daylight to over half of the top floor contribute to the building’s energy savings. A rainwater harvesting system, dual-flush water closets and auto shut-off faucets reduce the shopping center’s water usage by over 50 percent.
Londoño Gomez, the developer of the project, has dedicated itself to developing real estate projects throughout Colombia for more than half a century. They understand their responsibility to the future sustainable development of the country, with Parque Comercial Guacarí serving as an example of their commitment.
Parque Comercial Guacarí has received final EDGE certification from CAMACOL.
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
Reduced window to wall ratio, energy-saving lighting in internal and external spaces, variable speed drives in AHUs and pumps, sensible heat recovery from exhaust air, CO2 sensors with demand-controlled ventilation for fresh air intake, and occupancy sensors in bathrooms.
Dual-flush water closets, water-efficient urinals, aerators and auto shut-off faucets, water-efficient landscaping and a rainwater harvesting system.
In-situ trough concrete slabs for floor and roof, an aluminum-clad sandwich for roof, honeycomb clay blocks with plaster for internal and external walls, and medium weight hollow concrete blocks for internal 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.