Looks like my Caribbean Brothers and Sisters will be getting some eco-flavor by way of it's 1st "Green" building.
Santo Domingo.- Local and foreign investors began the construction of Dominican Republic´s first green building, at an initial cost of US$50 million, which will create 2,000 direct and 15,000 indirect jobs.
The new mall is in a 120,000 square meter lot on the corner of the Kennedy Lincoln avenues, and will feature 180 stores and parking for 1,400 vehicles.
The facility will offer the most varied products and services in the country, where shoppers can find everything in one place.
The mall will also feature 10 elevators, four of which are panoramic, 16 escalators, four basement parking levels, as well as plants for energy and sewage treatment, central air in common areas, 24 hour security with specialized personnel and closed circuit cameras.
The mall is green because the project´s design and construction process "will be certified under the standards of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), a program developed by the United States Green Building Council.
It will also save 40% in water consumption and lighting, which will feature the use of the leading edge Light Emitting Diode (LED) system.