07.11.2012

Schindler Mexico provides green mobility solutions

New Landmark Buildings equipped with latest elevator technology.

Schindler Mexico is to supply 69 elevators for the new BBVA Bancomer Operations Center and Corporate Tower in Mexico City. Almost all elevators will operate with Schindler’s transit management system, the PORT Technology, and with the latest energy saving technology. Equipped with green Schindler elevators, the buildings will apply for LEED Silver (Operations Center) and LEED Gold (Corporate Tower), one of the most prominent green building certifications.

Sustainable Schindler Elevators in new BBVA Bancomer Operations Center and Corporate Tower
Green Schindler elevators for the new BBVA Bancomer Operations Center and Corporate Tower

Land Mark Architecture

The Corporate Tower was designed by the Mexican architects Legorreta + Legorreta in association with Rogers StirkHarbour + Partners and is located in the most important Avenue of Mexico, Paseo de la Reforma, where Schindler has already supplied elevators for the majority of the tallest buildings existing in Mexico. This corporate Tower will have a rise of 225 meters and 50 stories above street level plus 7 underground floors for parking. The Operations Center was designed by Skidmore, Owing and Merrill LLP, rising 137 meters and 32 stories above street level and with 7 underground parking floors.

Green Elevators

Schindler is supplying highly energy efficient elevator systems for the two towers. The contract includes 48 Schindler 7000 high-rise elevators, as well as 20 Schindler 5400 custom modular elevators and a hydraulic platform. The Schindler 7000 elevator has been awarded an A-rating for best energy efficiency according to VDI4707-1. This independent guideline classifies the energy of elevator systems from A-G . Overall the elevators will help to save energy by up to 40%, many units with Schindler’s “PF1” technology which returns electricity to the buildings power supply grid.

Global Synergies for the benefit of the customer

“We feel immensely proud to have been selected as the exclusive supplier of the vertical transportation systems for both towers. This achievement reflects the excellent work performed by our local commercial organization, together with the indispensable support of their colleagues in different countries. It’s when we are involved in bidding for projects of this type that we are able to leverage the strengths and synergies of Schindler’s powerful global organization,” commented Anthony Turner, General Manager of Schindler Mexico. 

The installation of these elevators will start towards the end of 2012 and is due to be completed by 2014.