Brazil becomes sustainable: the new frontiers of construction


Brazil becomes sustainable: the new frontiers of construction


Christ the Redeemer, the beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema, the very famous and colorful Carnival, the samba are just some of the most known and representative symbols of Brazil. The land that occupies most of South America, today is news in the field of construction.


The increased sensitivity to environmental trends is a cause for diseases and carbon dioxide.


To come ? Thanks to the Zero Energy Building.


According to the European Directive 31/2010 / CE, for the creation of these buildings it is necessary that:

1. The canons of sustainable and bioclimatic design are respected with an integrated approach between the architectonic and engineering components. Dynamic simulation software is used for energy design

2. The building is compact and oriented in order to optimize the influence of the Sun.

3. The casing (walls, floors and fixtures) is very insulated and shaded to avoid heat loss and overheating respectively

4. The plants operate at low temperature (condensing boilers and heat pumps)

5. Energy production plants using renewable sources (photovoltaic and solar thermal) are installed

6. Energy consumption is constantly under control



Among 150 countries, Brazil conquers the 4th position for the number of buildings with the LEED certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), There are 235 buildings built or under construction with the LEED certification and to these are added a further 760 in the design phase. If we also look at some buildings that own other environmental protection certifications, we reach the 2,000 eco-sustainable buildings, we are talking about very high figures and a strong and dynamic sector, despite the crisis that hit the country in the last december.Basti think that in the last year the traditional building has collapsed in Brazil and at the same time the sustainable one has maintained the growth rate of 7%.

In fact, already in 2017 the "Casa Habitech", the prefabricated wooden building created by Habitech and its partners, was inaugurated in the presence of the Brazilian authorities and representatives of the Trentino region. This is an example of an eco-sustainable, high-quality building.

Moreover, from 5 to 7 November the International Smart Energy Conference - Smart Energy CIEI & EXPO 2018 will take place to broaden the debate and interaction between the main players in the various sectors involved in the renewable energy market.

During the three days, there will be workshops, technical visits, courses, debates and an exhibition to present the main new technologies and solutions for the generation of energy from renewable sources, sustainable buildings and energy efficiency.


Events not to be missed for those intending to build, buy or sell a property in Brazil (direct link)

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