100% of wastewater is treated on-site to tertiary standards and re-used within the building, 100% of indoor spaces are smoke-free, 98% of regularly occupied spaces have access to outside views, 76% reduction in potable water use, 71% of construction materials (cost-based) have been manufactured and extracted within 800 km from the project site, 36% of construction materials (cost-based) have recycled content, 30% additional outside air than ASHRAE 62.1-2007 standard minimum ventilation rates, 22% savings in energy consumption for lighting, 14% savings in total energy consumption cost.
The building’s envelope is a fundamental factor in energy performance. The facade has different high-efficiently glasses with low solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) between 0.22 and 0.40 enabling natural lighting and outdoor views while minimizing solar heat gain. In addition, an electric load reduction strategy for lighting was implemented in all the common areas and in the parking space, achieving 22% savings in energy consumption for lighting.
The air conditioning and ventilation system is highly efficient and properly sized for the building type, considering the redundancy requirements of the future tenants. The strategy used for this purpose was the cautious selection of equipment, considering the automation and control during the building’s operation phase. The savings achieved in energy consumption were 31% for cooling, 25% for ventilation and 47% for heat rejection.
Refrigerants used in Torre Anseli are free of chlorofluorocarbon (CFC), preventing potential damage to the ozone layer.
The well-being and quality of life of the building occupants was one of the major goals considered during Torre Anseli’s design phase. The building’s ventilation system provides 30% additional outside air than ASHRAE 62.1-2007 standard rates.
An indoor air quality management plan was conducted during the construction of the building. With this plan, preventing pollutants and odors from spreading. Contact between absorbent materials, such as gypsum board and thermal insulation, and moisture was avoided to prevent mold growth. All the adhesives, sealants, paints, coatings, and carpets used during the construction phase have a low-VOC content. VOC’s are hazardous to people’s health.
Torre Anseli’s glass facade allows 98% of regularly occupied spaces to have access to outside views, which enhances the quality of the workspace and occupant’s well-being.
100% of wastewater is treated on-site and re-used within Torre Anseli’s building. Therefore, there are no sewage discharges to the city drainage. In addition, with a strategy that combines high-efficiency water fixtures and fittings, and the treated water use for restroom fixtures, the building achieves a 76% savings in potable water use for restroom fixtures compared to a conventional corporate building. This water savings not only contribute to environmental conservation, but also reduce the pressure upon the water supply systems and wastewater infrastructure.
Torre Anseli has an area dedicated for the collection and storage of recyclables which includes containers for paper, cardboard, plastics, glass, and metals.
36% of building’s construction materials have been manufactured using recycled materials, which reduces environmental impact caused by the extraction and processing of natural resources and virgin materials.
71% of construction materials (cost-based) used in the building were extracted and manufactured within an 800 km radius from the project site, avoiding the emissions generated by the transportation, and supporting national and local economy.