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LEED O+M: Existing Buildings v3 - LEED 2009

Torre Mayor

Paseo De La Reforma 505, Colonia Cuauhtemoc
Mexico City, 06500

Last certified on: Jan 23, 2018
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Located in Paseo de la Reforma, Mexico City, Torre Mayor is a leading example of best practices in LEED O+M: Existing Buildings. At 225 meters high and 77,000m2 (828,821 sq. ft.) of construction, Torre Mayor ranks as the highest tower in Latin America.

The building is comprised of four basements, 55 column-free floors, parking lots, commercial areas and mechanical rooms and directs its functions around a vertical core of services. The building has a typical occupancy of approximately 8,000 people and an average of more than 1,000 visitors per day.

Torre Mayor is considered an intelligent building, providing a productive and efficient work environment through the optimization of the structure, systems, services and administration.

The glasses for the project cover specifications as far as technical and aesthetic questions. Windows provide views and high percentage of light transmission and low heat transmission.

Ventilation Systems of Monoxide Detection
The injection and extraction fans operate according to the limits of the alarms of CO sensors. When the limit of the CO sensor (50 ppm) is exceeded, all fans will turn on and maintain a maximum value of CO providing air quality to all users.

Air Handling Units
All air handler units start based on an optimized startup program, set daily with a fixed time schedule according to a startup command.

Water Systems
Potable water consumption is reduced to cool the tower and evaporative condenser equipment through effective water management and use of non-potable water. The storm water system collects rainwater from the roof above the  55th floor and from a terrace on the 10th floor which is also used for rainwater harvesting. The system collects the water and eventually channels it to be deposited in treatment tanks. The objective of this water treatment plant is to recover significant volumes of liquid and use it for applications such as garden watering, feeding cooling towers, hospital furniture and groundwater recharge.

The lighting of the lobby area, commercial areas and parking lots are controlled by the Lutron Intelligent System. This system implements lighting controls that enable energy savings and lead to greater efficiency, by increasing the duration of the lights with special ballasts. These lighting controls are in common areas such as emergency stairs, mechanical rooms, quarters of handlers and substations.

Torre Mayor is constantly promoting for waste management practices, alternative transportation use, water use reduction and other sustainable practices to be applied within and outside the building. 

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Project details
828,821 sf
Commercial Office
Urban Core
24 Jun 2013
Data Reporting
Energy Update
Water Update
Transportation Update
Waste Update
Human Experience Update

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