Riachuelo Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro – Brazil
Following a good rhythm of global expansion, eToolLCD software crossed oceans and landed at Rio de Janeiro – Brazil, more specifically in Ipanema Beach, an iconic touristic place and famous for its music Girl from Ipanema.
Riachuelo, one of the major clothing retailers in Brazil, inaugurated the Ipanema store in December 2015, a first in process of achieving the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification, issued by the U.S Green Building Council (USGBC). “The LEED certification is aligned with Riachuelo’s vision to keep innovating and maintaining an efficient and environmentally responsible operations”, says Eduardo Trajano, Riachuelo Engineering and Architecture Manager.
Engineering and Sustainability consultancy firm Sustentech is responsible for the LEED certification process and assisted Riachuelo during the Ipanema store design process. Marcos Casado, Sustentech Technical and Commercial Director said: “Sustentech is always looking at innovative ways to improve building performance and an integrated design approach is crucial for the project success”.
- Date: December 2015
- ESD/Sustainability: Sustentech
Sustentech’s integrated design approach
“By conducting a whole of building analysis, we were able to see how everything interacts in one model, from the product stage through construction, use phase and end of life. It highlighted the importance of having different departments working together using an integrated design approach”, described Cinthia Kawano. Pamella Kahn was also impressed with the tool and the outcomes: “It’s so important for Sustentech to get engaged right from the beginning of the project to test different scenarios and provide the client with the most cost effective solutions that will have a greater environmental improvement.”
This assessment was conducted by Cinthia Kawano and Pamella Kahn, Sustentech.
Certified by Henrique Mendonca, eTool.