The Parallel is a new 111-unit apartment complex in Mexico City. Ideally located in the Vista Real subdivision, considered one of the most exclusive and fastest growing neighborhoods in the city, the apartment complex will be within walking distance of restaurants, schools, shopping centers, offices, and recreational parks. Residents will enjoy the complex’s modern amenities and its views of the surrounding city, forest, and local golf course.
The apartment complex was designed to reduce energy and water usage, allowing residents to live more environmentally friendly lifestyles. External shading devices, LED lighting, and a high efficiency boiler for hot water generation will be installed to reduce the building’s energy use, while low-flow plumbing fixtures will be installed to reduce the tower’s water use. The building was also strategically oriented to improve residents’ thermal comfort.
The Parallel is committed to the sustainable development of homes. To further encourage sustainable living, the complex will feature recycling systems and vehicle charging stations.
The Parallel has received a preliminary EDGE certificate from GBCI.
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
External shading devices, a high efficiency boiler for hot water generation, and energy-saving lighting in internal and external spaces.
Dual-flush water closets and low-flow showerheads and faucets for kitchen sinks and washbasins.
In-situ reinforced concrete floor slabs, autoclaved aerated concrete blocks and plasterboards on metal studs for internal walls, in-situ reinforced external walls, and parquet wood block and 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.