Arq Vila Mariana Retail

Arq Vila Mariana Retail

Arq Vila Mariana Retail is a 1,988 m2 project that focuses on connecting with parks, universities, hospitals, schools, and various services. Located in the Vila Mariana neighborhood, in the southern region of São Paulo, it features a total of 5 commercial stores. The project was developed by You Inc, together with Paladin Realty, with EDGE auditing provided by Daniela Corcuera from Quanta Studio.

Thanks to the use of state-of-the art sustainability and construction technologies, the Arq Vila Mariana Retail was able to achieve a reduction in utility costs that is projected at 12%. To this end, the project incorporates reflective paint, roof and external wall insulation, external shading devices and energy-saving lighting. Combined with water-efficient plumbing features and construction materials that reduced the energy embodied in materials by 58%, this results in a more sustainable construction project.

Arq Vila Mariana Retail has received a Preliminary EDGE Certificate from Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI).

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification


Energy Savings*


Water Savings


Less Embodied Energy in Materials

*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.

Technical Solutions


Reflective paint for roof, insulation for the roof and external walls, external shading devices, and energy-saving lighting in sales, corridors, common and external areas.


Efficient flush for water closets in all bathrooms.


In-situ reinforced concrete slab for the floor and roof construction, medium weight hollow concrete blocks for internal and external walls, finished concrete floor and ceramic tiles for flooring, and aluminum window frames.


ARQ VILA MARIANA Rua Afonso celso, 789 São Paulo Brazil


Preliminary EDGE Certificate


March 1, 2021

Floor Space (m2)


Total CO2 Savings (annually)


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