Mexico City, July XX 2014. - With the objective to recognize the excellence and the quality in the professional lighting design, the GE Edison Awards 2013 were held in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Mexican project “Exportec Toluca” won the Award for Environmental Design.
The Award for Environmental Design grants a special recognition to those projects which minimize the use of energy, which maximize the use of the daylight, which control inconsistent contamination and which assure the durability and the capacity to maintain the system.
“We are very proud of receiving this recognition. Just with the implementation of these LED lights, we succeeded to reduce the use of energy by 50 percent, which represents a great benefit for the company”, Miguel Ángel Laporta de Caso, director of Corporate Sustainability at HSBC Mexico, commented.
The project for “Exportec”, a bank and financial service company, is based on an open workshop plan, which includes “floating” modular patterns, with exposed steel structures over the spaces along the building perimeter. The lighting system consists in GE Lumination™ ET14 lights embedded in an acoustic ceiling, as well as illumination with GE Lumination™ BL44 lights, suspended in the areas with open structures.
Regarding the environmental quality, Exportec complies with the standards established by IESNA and ASHRAE of the international associations dedicated to implement the most demanding standards to control the energetic efficiency in buildings.
“It is an honor for us to be able to be a part of these outsanding projects. GE is always developing new technologies to be able to benefit our customers and knowing that we are supporting cost reduction and making their projects shine is the best recognition for the company” German Chávez, lighting designer at GE Lighting, pointed out.