USD 220,000 in prize money was awarded to the best entries in the Holcim Awards competition for sustainable construction projects from Latin America. The top prizes went to projects from Argentina, Brazil and Venezuela in a competition that aims to promote sustainable approaches to the built environment.Sustainable construction projects awarded in Latin America » más información (Spanish) » leia mais (Portuguese) »
Proposed law integrated residential complex that takes into consideration a comprehensive set of measures – i.e., those concerning water, wastes, wind, energy, CO2 emission – to improve the environmental performance of the project, measures that are fully adequate for the agenda of regional sustainability.
Among such considerations is a plan to reduce materials wastage - a very important aspect in Brazil, since the rate of waste is usually very high, but it is often ignored in green building projects worldwide.
Also worthy of merit are the proposals to reuse wastewater after ozone disinfection, an environmental education program for workers and tenants, provisions for waste management, as well as donation of recyclable material to NGO’s. The wisdom and responsible stance of the entrepreneurs is commended for demonstrating the feasibility of adopting sustainable concepts in residential buildings to be sold directly to consumers in the Latin-American market.
The contributions made on behalf these considerations promises to greatly improve the quality of life for the community. Furthermore, the project exercises restraint with respect to the surrounding environment, minimalizing the ecological footprint while maximizing usable quality space for the inhabitants.See more
A comprehensive set of measures pertaining for sustainable construction is considered in this high-rise building located in Brazil. Careful attention is given, for example, to water conservation, waste reduction, as well as to lowering CO2 emissions, while equal efforts are made to utilize natural resources such as solar and wind energy.
In this sense, the building strives to catalyze environmental performance and thus further the cause of regional sustainability.
The responsible stance of the entrepreneurs is commended in that they adopt sustainable techniques in residential buildings to be sold directly to consumers in the Latin American market. Consequently, such contributions promise to improve the quality of life for the community. Furthermore, the project exercises restraint with respect to the surrounding context, minimizing the ecological footprint while maximizing the quality of usable space for the inhabitants.Download project entry poster (PDF, 1.28 MB) »See more
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