BMB 001 Cambuci – Obramax
The Adeo Group offers building materials megastores that are known in Europe as Bricoman or Bricomart. The chain serves both professional builders and consumers on a wholesale and retail basis. The BMB 001 Cambuci, which is the company’s first store in Brazil, is located in the industrial neighborhood of Mooca in the city of São Paulo.
BMB 001 Cambuci incorporates such environmental design concepts and solutions as skylights with energy-efficient, dimmable lighting, a highly reflective building envelope, a mechanical night cooling strategy, and commissioning of the building’s systems. The night-time mechanical exhaust strategy was validated through computational thermal modelling to avoid the installation of air conditioning on the main shop floor. As a result of the interventions undertaken, the store’s monthly utility bill is projected to be reduced by more than US$6,000.
Founded in 1923, the Adeo Group has become the third largest building materials retailer in the world, with more than 700 stores and a turnover of more than 17 billion euros per year.
BMB 001 Cambuci has received final EDGE certification from thinkstep-SGS.
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Reduced window to wall ratio, reflective paint and tiles for roof, insulation of roof and external walls, variable refrigerant volume cooling system, energy-saving lighting system for external spaces, sales, corridors and common areas, and skylights.
Low-flow faucets in kitchens and bathrooms, dual-flush water closets, water-efficient urinals, and aerators and auto shut-off faucets in all bathrooms.
Steel sheets on steel rafters for roof construction, medium weight hollow concrete blocks and steel profile cladding for external walls, medium weight hollow concrete blocks for internal walls, and a finished concrete floor.
*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.