Transforming rainwater through a capture and collection system of the vital liquid to later transform it for human consumption is one of the objectives of the new E2 Off-Grid, Tec de Monterrey. living laboratory.
This new water collection system is part of the E2 Parking Lot on the Monterrey campus, which combines three technologies to treat and reuse its own water resources on site, necessary for its daily operation.
"It (the building) is capable of minimizing the environmental impact of natural resources, promoting a cultural change in the sustainable use, supply and consumption of this vital liquid," explained Mario Adrián Flores, Vice president of the Tec Monterrey Region.
In partnership with Fundación FEMSA, distritotec and the Water Center for Latin America and the Caribbean, the E2 Off-Grid Parking Lot has nine levels distributed in two basements, six intermediate floors and a usable roof.
"It is urgent to invest in solutions that allow us to make the most efficient and sustainable use of water."- Lorena Guillé-Laris
It also combines a rainwater collection and treatment system, an environmental humidity condensation system, and a wastewater treatment plant.
It projects an estimated annual water saving of 547 thousand 500 liters, equivalent to filling one million 94 thousand 500 ml water bottles.
“It is urgent to invest in solutions that allow us to make the most efficient and sustainable use of water. This is essential when we think about the cities of the future,” said Lorena Guillé-Laris, director of Fundación FEMSA.
The project is also part of Ruta Azul, the 2025 Sustainability and Climate Change Plan of the Tecnológico de Monterrey and the OFF-Grid program of the Water Center for Latin America.
News originally published in CONECTA, the website news of Tecnológico de Monterrey