The Podium West Tower
GREEN AND SUSTAINABLE
THE PODIUM:INSPIRED BY NATURE
The landscaped podium opens up to a wide space with restaurants and bars located on the sixth floor, creating a green, soothing oasis for shoppers and office workers.
• Indigenous and adapted plant species requiring less maintenance and water• A deck skylight that provides natural daylight and irrigation to the upper levels of the mall• High, efficient glass curtain wall to provide a direct line of sight outdoors to 75% of floor areas• Largest green wall spanning over 2,000 sq m and compromising more than 6,500 plants that can produce enough oxygen for 17 people every 24 hours.
The building is designed to consume a minimum of 14% less energy than standard building designs.
• Green roof to reduce the cooling energy load• Double-glazed facade to minimize solar heat gain• Energy-efficient LED lighting• Variable Refrigerant Volume (VFD) air conditioning equipment• Curtain-wall systems• High efficiency chiller units with chiller optimization mode• Dynamic power metering
The building is designed to consume at least 30% less water than standard building designs through:• Water-efficient fixtures• The use of harvested rainwater and treated grey water• Centralized sewage treatment plant• Drip irrigation at landscape garden• Efficient water metering system
Sustainable construction practices are enforced for the duration of the project:• Durable and regionally-sourced materials• Recycling• Erosion and sedimentation control measures• Indoor air quality management plan• Low-emitting materials for adhesives, sealants, paints and coatings, as well as flooring systems
OTHER GREEN AND SUSTAINABLE FEATURES
Other green and sustainable measures:• Limited parking according to city ordinance requirements• Reserved parking spaces for low-emission and fuel-efficient vehicles• Bicycle storage, showers and changing rooms• Basement parking to reduce the heat island effect• Time-controlled interior and exterior lighting fixtures