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LEED O+M: Existing Buildings v3 - LEED 2009

Antiguo Palacio del Ayuntamiento

Plaza De La Constitucion 2
Mexico, 06000
Mexico
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LEED Gold 2015

Antiguo Palacio del Ayuntamiento is the first historic public building in Latin America to achieve LEED® EBOM Certification. The building which dates back to 1527 (XVI century boasts Baroque and Neoclassical architecture and is home to several key Mexican government offices and agencies. It has four levels, two courtyards and three facades. Antiguo Palacio del Ayuntamiento has a total gross floor area of 96,649 sq ft, 357 full time equivalent occupants, and 370 daily average visitors.

By having bioclimatic architecture the buildings is structurally efficient. It has very thick building walls, openings and solid ratio, mezzanine with double height, natural lighting and ventilation provided by the central courtyards.

As part of the objectives of the Head of Government, Dr. Miguel Angel Mancera Espinosa, in order to join forces and deliver a more innovative, competitive and technologically sustainable city that will improve the quality of life for present and future citizens of Mexico City, we sought to improve operation and maintenance practices of Antiguo Palacio del Ayuntamiento for the LEED® certification for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance (LEED® EBOM).

Standout features include:

  1. Alternative transportation: 89% of buildings users get to work without using a single vehicle.
  2. Water Efficiency: A 43% indoor water use reduction and 100% potable water use reduction for irrigation was possible because a municipal treated water tank was installed.
  3. Energy and Atmosphere: Thanks to its architecture, the small sized HVAC equipment and efficient lighting, Antiguo Palacio del Ayuntamiento scored 100 points in Portfolio Manager. Additionally the three stages of commissioning were performed and an ongoing commissioning plan was established with the aim of maintaining the equipment and systems to ensure they perform efficiently
  4. Materials and Resources: It was possible to divert 56% of ongoing consumables waste during September to December 2014
  5. Heat Island Effect: the roof is covered in white waterproof material and some roof area is vegetated thereby reducing the heat island effect.

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Project details
Size
96,649 sf
Certified
4 May 2015
Data Reporting
Energy Update
Water Update
Transportation Update
Waste Update
Human Experience Update

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