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.