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The new FINSA offices are situated within the FINSA Industrial Park of Santa Catarina, which is strategically located in northern Mexico with easy access to central Mexico and Texas. The industrial park serves a variety of industries with tenants that range from automotive to logistic companies. The office provides a resource-efficient work space for FINSA, one of Mexico’s leading industrial real estate companies. The two-story office building has meeting rooms, an on-site warehouse and recreational spaces for staff to gather.
The operational costs of the office building are expected to decrease by more than one-third because of its green measures that were implemented at no additional cost to FINSA. Features such as an energy-efficient air conditioning system and occupancy sensors reduce the use of energy while low-flow faucets conserve water. The use of construction materials such as precast concrete panels for the external walls also reduce the embodied energy in materials.
FINSA is committed to building industrial spaces that use resources more efficiently with minimal impact on the environment. They believe that building green also positively impacts the lives of those who work within the building. Oficinas Santa Catarina is the first EDGE-certified project by FINSA, but the company hopes that it will be a model for future offices. Oficinas Santa Catarina has received final EDGE certification from GBCI.
See more details about this projecthttps://www.edgebuildings.com/projects/oficinas-santa-catarina/
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Owner approach of sustainability
FINSA is committed to sustainable growth, which extends over the limits of our factories. We obtain our main raw material, timber, from nature…, and our duty is to respect and protect it. We develop different actions in collaboration with other private and public associations, which promote the protection and the efficient management of forests. The development of the areas near our factories and of the people living there is another of our daily commitments.
Forests managed in a sustainable way are CO2 sinks. The wood-derived product are carbon stores. They have an important role in the increase of the efficiency of forests. On the one hand, they enlarge the period in which CO2 is stored before being freed to the atmosphere again, and, on the other hand, they promote the growth and renovation of forests. The production and the processing of wood have high energy efficiency, they may replace other materials which require high amounts of energy for their production.
- 224,30 kWhfe/m2.year
- 102,50 KgCO2/m2/year
Life Cycle Analysis
- 240,00 m3
Reduced window to wall ratioReflective Paint/Tiles for Roof - Solar Reflectivity (albedo) of 0.81Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) System - COP of 3.53Energy-Saving Light Bulbs - Internal SpacesEnergy-Saving Light Bulbs - External SpacesOccupancy Sensors in Bathrooms, Conference Rooms, and Closed Cabins
Second œuvre / Plomberie, sanitaire
Low-Flow Faucets in All Bathrooms - 1.43 L/mindual-flush water closetsWater-Efficient Faucets for Kitchen Sinks - 2.03 L/min
Floor Slabs: Concrete Filler SlabExternal Walls: Precast Concrete PanelsFlooring: Finished Concrete Floor
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