Construcap Builds Platinum LEED Facility

One Of Brazil’s Largest Construction Firms

Construcap is a Brazilian construction and real estate development company that has its headquarters in the city of Sao Paulo. It has thousands of employees who work in the construction and real estate management sector. The company was founded in the 1940s and has helped built bridges, roads, railroads, ports, houses, apartments, warehouses and factories in Brazil. The firm has even received contracts abroad.

One of the reasons, why Construcap has been so successful is through the use of economies of scale. The company can leverage its massive size and resources to save on costs on construction, labor and transportation of materials. The firm also uses OpenManage Integration in its management operations. This streamlines management and makes it more efficient by cutting down waste, while improving communication between various division of the firm.

One Of Construcap’s Proudest Achievements, The Completion Of The Arena Mineirão

The Arena Mineirão was designed and built by Construcap and is one of the firm’s landmark completed projects. It was given the Platinum LEED certification for environmental sustainability by the Green Building Council of the United States. This is the highest level of certification for Eco-friendlyness and energy efficiency that there is. Only one other stadium, has been awarded this honor in over a decade.

There are a number of reasons why the Arena Mineirão has been graded with a platinum LEED certification. During the actual construction phase, great care was undertaken to ensure that there was minimal environmental damage and disruption especially to the local community. The Platinum LEED rating takes into account water usage and management, energy efficiency and usage, recycling, air quality technology and impact on the local environment.

Here is some more in depth features that helped the Arena Mineirão win the Platinum LEED certification. It is powered by a massive photo voltaic electrical system that uses energy from solar panels found throughout the facility. This electrical system creates enough energy to power over a thousand homes. Water is obtained primarily through the capture of rainwater. The rainwater is used for urinals and irrigation.