LEED v3 BD+C (Core & Shell) Silver
The property selected for this project is a greenfield, located in the urban area of Pitalito, department of Huila - Colombia at 520kms (323 miles) from Bogota.
The population is 109,375 inhabitants, distributed in 64,082 in urban area and 45,293 in rural areas, with a total area of 164,572 Acres and a temperature of 18 degrees C (64.4F) to 21 Degrees C(70.6F). Due to the proximity to the equatorial line there are no seasons and keep almost the same temperature during the year.
The Shopping center is located in a 391,952 ft property and has a build area of 162,524 ft which 120,318ft of the area is for commercial sales. 102 stores, 7 for food, 1 for playground, 2 coffee shops, cinemas and a square of fun and feeding that work together to create what is the first mall in the city of Pitalito and the first LEED certified shoping Center in Latin America.
Water-saving sanitary appliances
High efficient lighting
Due to the favorable climate conditions throughout the year, with no seasons because of the proximity to the equator line, the altitude of Pitalito and to take advantage of this, in order to be more environmental friendly and to save energy, most of the core & shell project is naturally ventilated based on a bioclimatic design which including an optimal lighting design and some elements such as occupancy sensors, determine a 16 % of theproject energy savings. The water consumption reach a 40% on savings by using waterless urinals, high efficiency water closets and fixtures as well as native vegetation in all over the exteriors. One of the most important sustainable strategies is using materials such as steel and concrete which includes a high percentage of recyclabe material content, regional extraction and manufacture.
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Building services engineer:
Ing. Gabriel Jiménez
SES - Soluciones Energéticas Sostenibles
Ing. Agustín Adarve
María Teresa Sierra
Aqua y Terra - Estudio de Ingeniería S.A.S
MANCO LTDA - Colombia (LEED AP - Commissioning)