100% of wastewater is treated on-site to tertiary standards and re-used within the building, 99% of regularly occupied spaces have access to outside views, 79% of regularly occupied spaces have access to daylight, 51% of construction waste was separated to be reused or recycled, 66% of construction materials (cost-based) were extracted and manufactured within 800 km from the project site, 93% reduction in potable water use, 30% additional outside air than ASHRAE standard minimum ventilation rates, 28% savings in energy consumption cost
The energy consuming systems of the building save 28.2% of energy (cost-based). 9% of the energy consumed by the building is generated by photovoltaic panels. The building has a submetering system that enables better control of energy consumption and ensures the projected savings. This energy efficiency will avoid the emission of 3395.24 tons of CO2 every year. In addition, air conditioning systems use chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) free refrigerants, preventing damage to the ozone layer.
All adhesives and sealants used in the building have low levels of volatile organic compounds, which are toxic to humans. In addition, the installed ventilation system provides enough filtered outside air and is designed to achieve thermal comfort, thereby increasing the health and productivity of building occupants. 79 % of regularly occupied spaces are daylit and 99% have access to outside views.
Terracota Cien treats and reuses 100% of wastewater, so there are no drainage discharges, reducing the pressure upon Mexico City’s water supply systems and wastewater infrastructure. The combined strategies of reusing water and the installation of water saving fixtures allowed the project to achieve 93% savings in potable water consumption, compared to a conventional building.
The building’s construction materials have sustainable features (cost-based): 25% are recycled, 30% are regional. 100% of wood used comes from FSC certified forests. In addition, Terracota Cien has an appropriately sized area dedicated for the collection and storage of recyclables generated during the building’s operations.