Fazenda Valverde Neighborhood

duque de caxias, rj, brazil



Architecture: Coutinho Diegues Cordeiro Arquitetos, Celio Diniz, Eduardo Canellas, Eduardo Dezouzart and Tiago Gualda

“ECO CONSTRUCTION” Reforestation on the building site balancing carbon emissions.

“GREEN LUNG” Creation of green areas with lower temperatures due to evapotranspiration from vegetation that absorbs solar radiation while avoiding the reflection of heat to the environment.

WASTE SORTING Selection of organic waste, paper, glass, aluminum and plastic to reduce the impact of waste on the environment and generate extra income from the sale of recycled materials.

INTELLIGENT LIGHTING SYSTEM Presence sensors and energy-efficient light bulbs in common areas to reduce energy consumption.

RAINWATER RECYCLE Capture and reuse of rainwater for irrigation and toilets reducing dependence on public network.

INDIVIDUAL METERS Measurement of individual water and gas consumption with the aim of reducing wastage.

SOLAR COLLECTORS Solar panels for the heating the water for common and private areas reducing energy consumption.

ROAD PAVEMENTS Use of concrete blocks interlocked on local roads and parking areas ensuring permeable areas avoiding flooding and water logging as well as improve soil irrigation.

SARACURUNA RIVER Restoration of riparian vegetation transforming protection areas into public leisure and rest areas. The restructuring of the river course allows the erosion and sedimentation control of the borders of the bed.

SEWER TREATMENT SYSTEM 90% removal of BOD (Biochemical Oxygen Demand), enabling reuse of water for (non potable).

BIO DIGESTER Complementary energy source.

INDOOR QUALITY Implantation and type of buildings should follow the environmental constraints by taking advantage of natural light and ventilation, in order to reduce energy consumption with artificial lighting and air conditioning. Building systems and materials suitable for local climate, thus reducing excessive heat gain in the interiors of the buildings through its envelope.

JOBS-HOUSING BALANCE Shopping and services nearby and mixed residential areas. LEED recommends a distance of 800 meters (half mile) from the workplace and 50% of households discouraging automobile use.

OUTDOOR QUALITY Quality public spaces encourage the notion of community among individuals.

NEARBY SCHOOLS According to LEED, the residences shall be located 800 meters away from schools discouraging automobile use.

EMPLOYMENT OF LOCAL BUILDING MATERIALS AND MODULAR DESIGN Waste reduction with slag and decrease of CO2 emissions in transport.

CYCLEWAYS Network of distributed bike lanes connecting the neighborhood commercial, residential and leisure areas. Clean energy means of transportation.