Ecotelhado has relized a great demand increase for Architectural projects for the company. In that reason the Ecotelhado Projects Department was created. A ramification with technical proficiency to create and perform all kinds of projects related to Urban Sustainability.
Meet our Professionals:
Architect and Urbanist by UniRitter Laureate International Universities.
Director of Troyano Arquitetura, an office that has been working since 2002 with prominence and awards in the local market, having already designed and executed more than 40 buildings as well as signed projects of relevance to the city, such as the Porto Alegre Book Fair, designed by the 2010 to the present day.
Eugenia Aumond Kuhn
Arquiteta e Urbanista pela UFRGS.
Architect and Urbanist by UFRGS.
Master in the area of sustainability by the Graduate Program of the Faculty of Engineering of UFRGS. Doctor in the area of sustainability by the Graduate Program of the Faculty of Engineering of UFRGS. Professor of Landscape Design and Architecture. Currently, he coordinates the Comfort Laboratory of the Faculty of Architecture and Engineering of UniRitter Laureate International Universities.
Architect and Urbanist from IUAV University in Venice, Italy, with emphasis on Landscape and Sustainability.
João Manuel Feijó
Agronomist Engineer by UFRGS. Director of Research and Development of Ecotelhado.
Academic of Architecture and Urbanism, UniRitter Laureate International Universities.
Academic of Architecture and Urbanism, UniRitter Laureate International Universities .
According to the International Construction Council (CIB), civil construction is the human activities sector that consumes most natural resources and uses energy, generating considerable environmental impacts.
About 50% of the solid waste generated by all human activities probably comes from construction.
The Sustainable Construction arises to minimize these impacts.
In Agenda 21 – a set of resolutions adopted at the 1992 Eco-92 conference in Rio de Janeiro – sustainable construction is defined as: “a holistic process that aims at restoring and maintaining harmony between natural and built environments.”
For Ecotelhado and Vertôpia Projects, carrying forward and expanding the challenges proposed by Agenda 21 is a duty of every construction professional.
The idea is to think about projects that take into account:
- The suitability of the project to the local climate, minimizing energy consumption and optimizing the ventilation, lighting and heating conditions.
- Attention to proper solar orientation, avoiding repetition of the same project in different directions.
- The use of green toppings.
- The provision of accessibility requirements for persons with reduced mobility or the possibility of later adaptation.
- The use of materials available on the spot, poorly processed, non-toxic, potentially recyclable. Always avoid the use of chemical materials harmful to human health or the environment, such as asbestos, CFC, HCFC, formaldehyde, wood treatment with CCA, among others.
- The reduction of waste and adequate disposal, promoting the recycling and reuse of materials.
- The use of the solar thermal collector for water heating.
- The use of wind energy for pumping water.
- The use of photovoltaic solar energy, with the possibility of injecting surplus into the public grid.
- Provide rainwater collection and use.
- The use of water-saving devices.
- The reuse of water;
- The proper sewage treatment on site and, where possible, use of dry toilet.
- The valuation of the natural elements in the landscaping treatment and the use of native species;
- The allocation of spaces for food production and organic waste composting.