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LEED BD+C: New Construction v3 - LEED 2009

Nestle Block Social Chiapa De Corzo

Carretera Panamericana Km112
Chiapa De Corzo, CHP 29160
Mexico
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LEED Platinum 2012

Nestle Social block at Chiapa de Corzo serves as a global model for sustainable design and construction practices through its LEED Platinum commitment.

By implementing Nestle's Global mission of environmental and corporate social responsibility, the Social Block at Chiapa de Corzo promotes a healthy working environment for its factory workers procuring respect towards the environment upon which it is built.
 
The new Nestle Social Block Building, a single story commercial new construction located on the previously developed 1970's existing campus, acts as a 'social hub' within the factory, housing a cafeteria, training room, several changing rooms and a full time medical staff. Workers benefit from a controlled environment where they are able to eat, relax and shower while complying with the factory sanitary and cleanliness standards.
 
During schematic design the project team consisting of the owner, architect, and green building consultant, set out three sustainability key concepts that were incorporated in the early project design:
 
Respect Site Conditions
 
Building form and siting were dictated by minimization of tree damage, existing landscaping preservation, window placement and orientation, a thorough understanding of the impact of sun angles over the façades, and protection of the adjacent archaeological ruin.
 
Aquifer Preservation
 
In order to protect the quality and quantity of the aquifer, permeable paving areas, a green roof, and low‐water use landscaping were implemented. In addition, no parking spaces were added; existing trees were preserved and on‐site water is harvested.
 
Natural Daylight Provision
 
To improve workers health and performance, natural daylight is drawn into the building as much as possible, through large glazing areas and skylights. Daylight is greatly transmitted through the North façade; fritted glass on the South and West façades also allow daylight into the building, but limit heat gains and contribute to energy consumption reduction.
 
Through the integration of programmatic elements to environmental design best practices, Nestle Social Block at Chiapa De Corzo accomplishes to fulfill the company's vision of providing an inspiring, healthy and beautiful community for its workers while addressing the factory ISO safety challenges.
 
Nestle Social block at Chiapa de Corzo serves as a global model for sustainable design and construction practices through its LEED Platinum commitment.

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Project details
Size
5,608 sf
Use
Public Assembly/Commercial Office
Setting
Urban
Certified
21 Jun 2012