Osasco Eco Building
In the middle of Osasco, a São Paulo suburb known for its industrial sector, the Osasco Eco Building stands tall as an alternative to the energy-consuming buildings around it. Built to house clinics and laboratories, the office building’s design solutions minimize its environmental impact, matching the technological innovation at work within the building.
The developer of the Osasco Eco Building, WangPar, and architectural consulting firm Acril used responsible construction materials to minimize embodied energy. These include concrete filler slabs for flooring, aluminum profile cladding for external walls, and hollow concrete blocks for internal walls. The building, which is unairconditioned, prevents extensive heat gain through low-E coated glass on the windows and reflective paint on the roof and walls. A rainwater harvesting system covers 82% of the roof to recycle water for use within the building.
The Osasco Eco Building has received final EDGE certification from GBCI.
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
Reflective paint for the roof and external walls; insulation of the roof; low-E coated glass; energy-saving lighting systems; and lighting controls and occupancy sensors in bathrooms, conference rooms, and closed cabins.
Low-flow faucets, dual flush water closets, and a rainwater harvesting system.
Concrete filler slab with polystyrene blocks for flooring, aluminum-clad sandwich panel for roof construction, aluminum profile cladding for external walls, medium weight hollow concrete blocks for internal walls, and finished concrete flooring.
*Part of the energy efficiency percentage may be associated with virtual energy for comfort depending on the presence of heating and cooling systems. Note that virtual energy does not contribute savings to utility bills.