PARALELO 26 | U.S. Green Building Council

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LEED BD+C: Core and Shell v3 - LEED 2009


Av El Dorado Carrera 69
Bogota, 00000
Last certified on: Oct 21, 2015
Certification level: Platinum

Paralelo 26 Business Center is an office complex of 17 private office stories with three underground parking levels and retail areas on the first floor. It is located in the business hub of the Avenida El Dorado (El Dorado Avenue), which is one of the largest avenues of Bogota, Colombia.

The project team selected a strategic location in terms of public transportation, with two Transmilenio (Rapid Transit System) stations nearby and several public supporting routes circulating the area. Ciudad Salitre, the neighborhood where the project is located, is a residential and commercial growing area crossed by the Avenida El Dorado, which directly connects the airport with city’s downtown. Paralelo 26 is a joint effort between two private companies: Inversiones Paralelo 26 SAS and Inverlink Estructuras Inmobiliarias.

The LEED project team put a lot of effort into developing several sustainable strategies throughout the project. The following are some of the most important strategies implemented

  • Location: The project site was previously an urban underutilized space that promoted insecurity and social disconnection. PARALELO 26 decided to renovate it instead of using land that was not previously developed.
  • Open space and biodiversity improvements were made through a green roof and a large vegetated courtyard that includes native and adapted species. Since the project is less than one mile away from the botanical garden, natural interactions between vegetation, birds and insects are expected to increase.
  • The project team intended to simulate natural hydrological regimes by increasing stormwater infiltration into the ground. Furthermore, structural measures are included in order to capture, treat and use rainwater. Plumbing fixtures were carefully selected in order to decrease water demand.
  • Administrative offices, conference rooms, and gym include high efficiency Water Source Heat Pumps (WSHP) installed as part of the project scope of work. Tenants will be enforced throughout a Tenant Lease Agreement to install units that equal or exceed base building WSHP unit’s efficiency.
  • Lighting will be controlled by a central automated system with occupancy and daylight sensors. This strategy will guarantee energy savings due to the automated lighting dimming and shut off.
  • The project has installed a solar thermal energy system to provide hot water to the building`s showers.

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Project details
408,984 sf
21 Oct 2015
July 15, 2013
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