LEED BD+C: New Construction v3 - LEED 2009
Mexico City, 09210
LEED Gold 2014
While Toyota Zaragoza is the first LEED project for Toyota in Mexico City, it is not the first investment in sustainability strategies, technologies and practices.
By implementing Toyota’s Global mission of environmental and corporate social responsibility, the Dealership at Mexico City promotes a healthy working environment for its workers and customers, providing respect towards the environment upon which it is built.
The Dealership building is a new facility that will expand the sales capacity of the company. With rigorous third party ISO 9001 guidelines, followed by Toyota for manufacturing and processing, the Dealership provides a controlled work environment while complying with the company’s sanitary and cleanliness standards.
This is a 32,795 SF, two-story commercial new construction located on the previously developed 1970’s existing site. It has a showroom and a garage on the ground floor; the offices are located in the first floor; the roof of the garage is used as parking for stock vehicles.
During schematic design, the project team, consisting of the owner, architect, green building consultant, mechanical engineer, and electric engineer, set out five key concepts of sustainability, which were incorporated to the early project design:
The project location was selected to improve accessibility through public transport. As a result, the site is located next to a metro and a Metrobus station.
The wastewater treatment plant treats 100% of black and grey water. The treated water is reused for urinal and WC flushing. This measure plus the use of water saving fixtures in this project, made an 83% saving in water use possible.
Stormwater is infiltrated into the ground through permeable paving. Roof stormwater is filtrated and harvested into a cistern for car-washing water provision.
Using an energy-modeling tool, construction materials, the ROI, and the building design in general were studied for the implementation of better practice measures, such as lighting controls, that led to increased energy savings.
Natural Daylight Provision
Important to the psychophysical and visual comfort and health of the workers and customers, daylight was drawn into the building through large glazing areas and skylights, enhancing light levels and greatly reducing energy consumption.
Through this strategic approach, LEED Gold certification for Toyota Zaragoza was successfully achieved.