The Mineira Arena Wins the Platinum Seal LEED

Posted in Major Awards on Nov 03, 2016

 

The Mineirao Arena that was completed in 2013 earned itself the Platinum Seal of Leed certification which is currently considered the primary system of certification of works which adhere to the sustainable construction principles. The project was done by a partnership led by Construcap. Only two sports arenas have received this form of certification in over a decade: Brazil’s Arena Mineirao and a University owned stadium in Texas, United States.

 

The United States Green Building Council is the body responsible for the certification of works in Brazil. The seal is needed to sign construction on the Leed Online platform (www.usgbc.org/leedonline/). Following registration, you are oriented on the various actions and principles that the enterprise gets certified with the seal from the start of your work.

 

Sustainability is among the criteria, and it includes energy efficiency, rational use of water, quality of indoor environments, reuse/recycling of materials and service to the locals where the construction is being carried out.

 

The LEED evaluation systems consider the prerequisites and credits. Prerequisites are required components or green building strategies that should be followed in all the projects certified by LEED. On the other hand, credits are optional elements which projects can choose to follow in order to earn points.

 

To achieve the required standard of excellence in sustainability, the Construcap team showed a lot of actions in their works. First; they prepared their architectural project with the environment in mind. The project was airy, and the circulation of air leads to the efficient use of the air conditioning. Thus less energy is used.

 

Regarding reuse, they created a water catchment and storage system. The water collected supplies the urinals and toilets in Arena Mineirao. It is also utilized for irrigation.

 

To prevent water waste, ABS.org.br details how Construcap went for discharges with time limiters and faucets that have a hydro mechanical closing.

 

On the issue of energy, the Arena has a photovoltaic power generation centre with solar panels that generate enough energy to be able to power an equivalent of 1,200 homes. The project has automated electrical equipment and a circuit to maintain energy efficiency.

 

Construcap also considered the waste to be generated in the Arena. For sustainability purposes, they made a collection system as well as proper disposal of waste. Well known for their innovation, be sure to follow Construcap on Facebook, and visit their official website as well.  Find that here: http://www.construcap.com.br/pt/home

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