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Gerardo Arango S.J. Building – School of Arts

The Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá now has two EDGE-certified buildings whose design and construction, are environmentally friendly, generating significant reductions in energy and water.  The Javeriana’s Gerardo Arango building has received final EDGE certification. 

Gerardo Arango S.J. Building – School of Arts


The Gerardo Arango S.J. Building – School of Arts at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana provides a space for students and the arts to flourish. The building is architecturally divided into three sections that represent different forms of art. Designed to feel like autonomous worlds connected by art, each section serves a different purpose. The top of the building is dedicated to visual arts with a focus on natural lighting provided by large skylights. Below lies the world of music, where finished concrete flooring and glass reinforced concrete walls contribute to both quality acoustics and a more introspective atmosphere for practicing. The final section at the bottom of the building houses the performing arts, where high ceilings, large classrooms and auditoriums provide adequate space for dancers and performers. With classrooms, multifunctional spaces for individuals and group work, as well as laboratories for photography, sculpture and painting, every part of the building is designed to foster learning, creativity and innovation.

The five-story building is located on the south side of the campus, facing the National Park. Its design incorporates not only aesthetic and acoustic considerations, but also how the building is integrated sustainably with its surrounding environment. The resource-efficient building has photoelectric sensors that automatically turn off lights when there is sufficient daylight as well as occupancy sensors. Other features such as low-flow faucets and water-efficient single flush water closets reduce water use. These green features enable the university to reduce the building’s operational costs by nearly one third.

Gerardo Arango S.J. Building – School of Arts is the latest addition to Pontificia Universidad Javeriana’s ambitious master plan to renovate a series of its buildings. Its Research and Laboratories Building of the Faculty of Engineering has also been EDGE certified. Gerardo Arango S. J. Building – School of Arts has received final EDGE certification by CAMACOL.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



23%

Energy Savings*


22%

Water Savings


44%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


Insulated roofing and external walls, air conditioning with water cooled chiller, energy-saving lighting, occupancy sensors and photoelectric sensors to harvest daylight.


Water


Low-flow faucets, water-efficient single flush water closets and water-efficient urinals.


Materials


Controlled use of concrete and glass fiber reinforced concrete cladding for external walls, honeycomb clay blocks with plaster on both sides and plasterboards on metal studs with insulation for internal walls, and finished concrete 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.

Location:


Calle 40b 5-37 Ciudad Universitaria Javeriana
Bogotá, Cundinamarca 110231 Colombia

More Information:


Stage:


Final EDGE Certification

Date:


April 2019

Floor Space:


17,335 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


27.9 tCO2/Year

Universidad del Medio Ambiente

Universidad del Medio Ambiente, located in Valle de Bravo, Mexico, has received final EDGE certification from GBCI.

Universidad del Medio Ambiente


Ten years ago, a group of young Mexican professionals founded a university to address the environmental challenges that they saw in Latin America. Today, the Universidad del Medio Ambiente (UMA) offers master’s degrees, workshops, diploma courses and consulting services focused on sustainability and socio-environmental regeneration. Located in the wooded and mountainous countryside two hours outside of México City, the campus itself is also completely regenerative. UMA produces zero wastewater, grows its own food and is surrounded by a growing, edible forest. The university has also implemented green features that conserve natural resources.

With natural ventilation in classrooms, solar hot water collectors meeting 100% of hot water demand, solar panels and more, UMA expects to reduce its energy usage by more than one half. The building is projected to limit nearly 90% of water use with such solutions as a rainwater harvesting system on the roof that collects water and a black water treatment and recycling system. Innovative building materials were also used to reduce embodied energy by nearly 70%. These materials include compressed stabilized earth blocks for walls, timber window frames and more.

UMA offers a place for specialists, educators and practitioners to contribute to a more sustainable future. The university believes that each student entering their university will become an agent of change, both through personal transformation and their future career in sustainability. UMA received design guidance from a team of seven student practitioners during a university course that was facilitated by an instructor who holds an EDGE Expert credential. UMA has achieved final EDGE certification from GBCI.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



53%

Energy Savings*


89%

Water Savings


68%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


Reduced window to wall ratio, reflective paint/tiles for walls, external shading devices, insulated roofing and external walls, natural ventilation for classrooms, energy-saving lighting, solar hot water collectors and solar photovoltaics.


Water


Water-efficient single flush water closets, water-efficient urinals and faucets, a rainwater harvesting system, water-efficient landscaping and a blackwater treatment and recycling system.


Materials


Asphalt shingles and clay roofing on timber rafters for roof construction, timber weatherboard on timber studs for external walls, compressed stabilized earth blocks for internal and external walls and timber 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.

Location:


Camino al Castellano #4 San Mateo Acatitlán
Valle de Bravo, Estado de México 51200, México

More Information:


Stage:


Final EDGE Certification

Date:


March 2019

Floor Space:


532 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


23.7 tCO2/Year

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Research and Laboratories Building of the Faculty of Engineering

Research and Laboratories Building of the Faculty of Engineering, located in Bogotá, Colombia, has received a preliminary EDGE certificate from CAMACOL.

Research and Laboratories Building of the Faculty of Engineering


The new Research and Laboratories Building for the Faculty of Engineering at the Pontifical Javeriana University in Bogotá offers an immersive experience for its engineering students. From its initial conception, the new building was designed to foster innovation as the building itself is a tool to teach students. Glass interior walls let students see the inner workings of the building and understand its complexity, while other features, such as solar panels, serve a dual purpose of conserving energy and providing an opportunity for the students to conduct research on solar energy. Meanwhile, the new laboratories will house state-of-the art equipment and dedicated space to study emerging fields such as nanotechnology. The new building will adjoin the university’s older engineering building and will be used for classes and research by students studying civil, industrial, electronic and systems engineering. Students will also share the space with partners in the public and private sectors.

The 14-story building uses energy-efficient features such as external shading devices, energy-efficient air conditioning and photoelectric sensors that automatically turn off lights when there is sufficient day light. Water use is reduced by up to 44% through low-flow faucets, water-efficient single flush water closets and more. Additionally, construction materials such as hollow core precast slabs for floor and roof construction conserve embodied energy in materials. Founded in 1623, Pontifical Javeriana University is one of Colombia’s oldest and most prestigious universities. Nicknamed La Javeriana, the university is a premier institution for research and engineering programs.

The Research and Laboratories Building for the Faculty of Engineering has received a preliminary EDGE certificate from CAMACOL.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



34%

Energy Savings*


44%

Water Savings


40%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


External shading devices, insulated roofing and external walls, low-E coated glass, energy-efficient air conditioning, energy saving lighting, occupancy sensors, photoelectric sensors to harvest daylight and solar photovoltaics.


Water


Low-flow showerheads and faucets and water-efficient single flush water closets, urinals and faucets.


Materials


Hollow core precast slab floor and roof construction, curtain walling for external walls, controlled use of concrete and plasterboards on metal studs for internal walls and finished concrete 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.

Location:


Calle 40b 5-80 Ciudad Universitaria Javeriana
Bogotá, Cundinamarca 110231 Colombia

More Information:


Stage:


Preliminary EDGE Certificate

Date:


February 2019

Floor Space:


14,853 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


48.1 tCO2/Year

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Sakura Montessori International School – Ha Dong

Sakura Montessori International School - Ha Dong has received a preliminary EDGE certificate from SGS Vietnam.

Sakura Montessori International School – Ha Dong

Sakura Montessori International Preschool System (SMIS) became a pioneer for education in Vietnam when it opened the country’s first Montessori school system in 2011. The international Montessori standard focuses on creative environments that promote self-awareness and individuality while achieving high academic standards of math, science, art, music and more to nurture each child’s ability to reach their full potential. Each of the eight schools in the SMIS system accepts children up to six years old and offers bilingual programs for Vietnamese, Japanese and English with native teachers. Each school also has a Japanese physical education program and extensive extracurricular programs to foster life skills and core values in children.

Located in Hanoi, the Ha Dong school offers a safe and engaging space to learn, while also teaching about social responsibility and environmental protection. The Ha Dong school is built to conserve natural resources and minimize carbon emissions to help lower the impact of buildings on the environment. This fits with the school’s commitment to the comprehensive development of each child, both individually and in how they interact with the world. The developer of the school, EMC Education Development Joint Stock Company, has installed such practical measures as energy-efficient air conditioning to reduce energy use and dual flush water closets to save water. In addition to providing a more modern and sustainable school, these green features also reduce operational costs. Sakura Montessori is proud to bring a safe, green and lively teaching environment that meets the need for each child’s comprehensive development.

The Sakura Montessori International School – Ha Dong has received final EDGE certification from SGS Vietnam.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification


27%

Energy Savings*


33%

Water Savings


31%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions

Energy

Reduced window to wall ratio, insulation of the roof and external walls, variable refrigerant volume (VRV) cooling system and energy saving lighting.

Water

Low-flow showerheads and faucets and water-efficient single flush water closets and urinals.

Materials

Solid dense concrete blocks for internal and 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.

Location:


430 Cau Am, Van Phuc Ward Ha Dong District
Hanoi, Vietnam

More Information:


Stage:


Final EDGE Certification

Date:


July 2019

Floor Space:


3,807m2

Total CO2 Savings:


51.6 tCO2/Year

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Faculty of Biology – Building B

The Faculty of Biology Building B in Yogyakarta, Indonesia has achieved final EDGE certification from Green Building Council Indonesia.

Faculty of Biology – Building B


The biology department at the Universitas Gadjah Mada first formed in 1955 as a dedicated space to teach students about Indonesia’s natural resources. While the department has grown since, the desire to understand and protect natural resources still exists, and has even inspired the department to consider its own environmental impact. The new Faculty of Biology Building B at the Universitas Gajah Mada has green features that conserve natural resources and leave a lower carbon footprint. Located in Yogyakarta, the five-floor building contains three classrooms, a Laboratory of Plant Systematic, a Laboratory of Plant Physiology, a Laboratory of Structure and Development and a library.

Designed and constructed by PT. Omega Minerba Gan, the Faculty of Biology Building lowers operational costs with the help of external shading devices, single-flush water closets and clay-tiled roofing. The building’s green features have been implemented at no additional cost to the university, resulting in a positive sum gain when utility bills are taken into consideration. In addition to its green features, the building also adopted earthquake-resistant building standards as well as accessibility standards for persons with disabilities.

The Faculty of Biology Building B has received final EDGE certification from Green Building Council Indonesia.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



43%

Energy Savings*


30%

Water Savings


65%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


Reduced window to wall ratio, reflective paint/tiles for walls, external shading devices, insulated roof and external walls, variable refrigerant flow (VRF) cooling system and energy-saving lighting.


Water


Low-flow showerheads and faucets, single flush water closets and water-efficient urinals.


Materials


Clay roofing tiles on steel rafters and autoclaved aerated concrete blocks for internal and 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.

Location:


Jl. Teknika Selatan, Sinduadi, Mlati, Senolowo, Sinduadi, Mlati, Kabupaten Sleman, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55281, Indonesia

More Information:


Stage:


Final EDGE Certification

Date:


July 2018

Floor Space:


3,223 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


55.6 tCO2/Year

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Tohme Rizk Office Building

Tohme Rizk Office Building

Operando em um acordo de fretamento da Universidade do Estado de Nova York, a Universidade Libanesa Americana é uma instituição de educação superior com oito escolas e mais de 8.000 alunos. O campus de Byblos fica localizado 35 quilômetros ao norte de Beirute em um terreno de aproximadamente 175.000 m2 com uma área construída de cerca de 80.000 m2.

O retrofit certificado por EDGE do Edifício de Escritórios Tohme Rizk da universidade teve um custo menor do que teria com a abordagem convencional. Sem nenhum custo de capital adicional, a universidade reduzirá as despesas com serviços públicos do prédio em US$600 por mês, além de economizar 21 tCO2 ao ano para o meio ambiente. Embora o sistema de certificação EDGE seja destinado para construções novas, são feitas algumas exceções para projetos que não tenham uma perspectiva ambiciosa e desejem dar um exemplo do que pode ser alcançado.

Economia Prevista de Certificação EDGE


41%

Economia de Energia*


29%

Economia de Água


34%

Energia Menos Incorporada em Materiais

Soluções Técnicas

ENERGIA

Redução do coeficiente janela-parede, sombreamento externo, ar condicionado com refrigerador a ar e um alto coeficiente de eficiência (COP, na sigla em inglês), bombas com variadores de velocidade e um sistema de iluminação eficiente em termos de energia.

ÁGUA

Torneiras de fluxo reduzido e caixas d’água de descarga dupla.

MATERIAIS

Lajes com enchimento de concreto para os pisos e blocos de concreto denso e sólido para as paredes.

*Parte do percentual de eficiência energética pode estar associada à energia virtual para conforto, dependendo da presença de sistemas de aquecimento e refrigeração. Deve-se observar que a energia virtual não representa economia nas contas de serviços públicos..

Local:


Lebanese American University
Tohme Rizk Building
Byblos 36
Lebanon

MAIS INFORMAÇÕES:


Etapa:


Certificação Final EDGE

Data:


Outubro de 2015

ÁREA ÚTIL:


930m2

TOTAL ECONOMIA DE CO2:


21 tCO2/Ano

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