Cemex awards ecoperating certification to Torre Cosmopolitan
"We are pleased to certify the sustainable qualities of Torre Cosmopolitan,” CEMEX Director of Sustainability Vicente Saiso said. "The ecoperating Plus certification is an example of CEMEX leadership in developing products, services and solutions that contribute to a more sustainable construction industry, while promoting social and economic development."
Torre Cosmopolitan is a regenerative that combines bioclimatic design, urban planning, innovative construction techniques and materials, and advanced engineering to be a landmark sustainable building in the region.
Torre Cosmopolitan has various features that allow it to be more efficient in water and energy consumption, including:
• 21 percent decrease in energy consumption
• 49 percent saving in water consumption
• Using materials of high solar reflectivity to reduce "heat island" effect
• Gray water reuse
• Rainwater harvesting
• Native vegetation
• Use of solar panels
• 85 percent LED lighting
• Monitoring systems for water and energy consumption
• More than 75 percent of residual materials were recycled during construction
"Torre Cosmopolitan was conceived and developed with the goal of incorporating environmental, social and economic objectives, implemented from design, planning, construction phases, to operation and maintenance," project developer David Saul Guakil said. "Torre Cosmopolitan is a regenerative project in the heart of the city of Tijuana with the aim of being a benchmark for green building in the region."