EMSEP is opening a new administrative office on the ninth floor of a LEED-certified building in Mexico City which has received EDGE certification. The office was designed to provide a functional and comfortable space for tenants to work. The redesigned floorplan features 60 workstations, four video conference rooms, and copying areas.
Resource-efficient design and technologies were incorporated to reduce the office’s environmental impact and save on operating costs. Low-E coated glass windows, LED lighting, and occupancy sensors reduce the office’s energy use, while water-efficient plumbing fixtures reduce the office’s water use.
The new administrative office was designed by BALKO, an architecture firm dedicated to creating sustainable spaces that increase the performance of their clients. Based in Argentina, BALKO is a founding member of the Argentina Green Building Council.
Oficina EMSEP has received final EDGE certification from GBCI.
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
Low-E coated glass, energy-saving lighting in internal spaces, and occupancy sensors in bathrooms, conference rooms, open offices, and closed cabins.
Low-flow faucets in bathrooms and water-efficient flush water closets, urinals, and faucets for kitchen sinks.
In-situ reinforced concrete slab for the floor and roof and plasterboards on metal studs 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.