Obramax Rio Benfica

Obramax Rio Benfica

Integrated into the Adeo group, Obramax is the 1st construction wholesaler open to everyone in Brazil and started its operation in 2018, in the Mooca neighborhood in São Paulo. Obramax Rio Benfica is the brand’s third store, being the first outside the state of São Paulo, in the city of Rio de Janeiro. Founded in 1923, the Adeo Group has become the third largest retailer of building materials in the world, with more than 900 stores and annual sales of more than 30 billion euros. Locations in Cambuci and Praia Grande were also EDGE certified.

As sustainability is one of the main pillars of the Adeo group, they embarked on a search to find a way to certify their buildings as sustainable.
For this, measures to reduce resource consumption were adopted: 1/4 of the coverage area contributes a total of 150m³ of of water for reuse. All air conditioning equipment was chosen based on  energy efficiency, helping to lower the store’s energy consumption. More efficient construction materials were selected based on the same metrics. Water flow reducers and smart meters allow for greater control over water and energy consumption.

Obramax Rio Benfica 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


Reduced Window to Wall Ratio, Insulation of Roof, Insulation of External Walls, Variable Refrigerant Volume (VRV) Cooling System, Energy Saving Light Bulbs- Sales Area, Energy Saving Light Bulbs- Corridors and Common Areas, Energy Saving Light Bulbs- External Areas, Smart Energy Meters for Electrical Energy


Efficient Flush for Water Closets in All Bathrooms, Water-Efficient Urinals in all Bathrooms, Aerators for Faucets/ Auto Shut-Off Faucet, Water-Efficient Faucets for Kitchen Sinks, Rainwater Harvesting System


Floor Slabs – In-Situ Reinforced Concrete Slab, Roof Construction – Steel (Zinc or Galvanised Iron) Sheets on Steel Rafters, External Walls – Aluminum-Clad Sandwich Panel, External Walls – Medium Weight Hollow Concrete Blocks, Internal Walls – Medium Weight Hollow Concrete Blocks, Flooring – Finished Concrete Floor, Flooring – Ceramic Tile, Window Frames – Aluminium


Obramax Rio Benfica Avenida Brasil 3666 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Preliminary EDGE Certificate


May 1, 2022

Floor Space (m2)


Total CO2 Savings (annually)


Certified By

Green Business Certification Inc.

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