Edificio Jorge Hoyos Vasquez P.U.J is a new building on the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana campus in Bogotá. The building will not only serve those new to the campus but will also be open to those throughout the city.
The 10-story building was strategically designed to make use of its surrounding environment, allowing for ample natural light in the morning and natural ventilation using the winds from the nearby mountains. Resource-efficient technologies were also installed to reduce its environmental impact and lower its carbon footprint. An energy-efficient cooling system, external shading devices, occupancy sensors, and LED lighting contribute to the building’s energy savings, while water-efficient landscaping and plumbing fixtures will contribute to the building’s water savings.
Edificio Jorge Hoyos Vasquez P.U.J is the latest addition to Pontificia Universidad Javeriana’s plan to build and renovate a series of its buildings, increasing the resource efficiency of its campus. Committed to building a sustainable campus, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana has also EDGE-certified the Gerardo Arango S.J. Building – School of Arts and the Research and Laboratories Building of the Faculty of Engineering.
Edificio Jorge Hoyos Vasquez P.U.J has received EDGE Advanced certification from CAMACOL.
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
Reduced window-to-wall ratio, external shading devices, insulation of the roof and external walls, low-E coated glass, natural ventilation for the classrooms, a variable refrigerant volume (VRV) cooling system, photoelectric sensors to harvest daylight, energy-saving lighting in internal and external spaces, and occupancy sensors in bathrooms, classrooms, and corridors.
Low-flow faucets and water-efficient landscaping, flush for water closets in all bathrooms, urinals, and faucets for kitchen sinks.
In-situ trough concrete for the floor, aluminum-clad sandwich panel for the roof, plasterboards on metal studs with insulation for internal walls, time weatherboard on timber studs and aluminum profile cladding for external walls, and vinyl 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.