ecbThe EcoCommercial Building Project, prepared in partnership with Cushman & Wakefield, integrates global actions of Bayer for environmental preservation. The initiative allows construction of buildings able to operate with lower consumption of natural resources, adapted to weather conditions in any place worldwide. In this sense, innovative materials and technologies are applied, providing renewable energy sources, treatment and reuse of rainwater, higher energy efficiency, among other solutions. The EcoCommercial Building Brasil Program started in 2012, with the implementation of an Excellence Center, in support of professionals and companies interested in sustainable buildings. In the same year, Bayer announced, in São Paulo, the construction of the first ECB in Latin America. Buildings like the ECB in São Paulo can be also found in Germany, Belgium, China, USA, India and Thailand. In the country, the ECB serves as a living space for its 2,000 supporters, being able to host visitors, training courses and sustainable construction events.

Cushman & Wakefield’s challenge was to provide support to Bayer in developing the first building in Brazil which produces its own power, with the LEED Platinum Certification through a fully modular building, with easier maintenance and lower waste generation, for higher productivity and shorter time of construction works.

Installation of photovoltaic panels for power generation was one of the various strategies adopted. The use of natural lighting and ventilation, collection of rainwater for reuse in toilets and water features, besides other sustainable solutions as landscaping with native vegetation, use of recyclable construction materials, FSC Certified wood were considered for the challenge resolution. Some of the results were:

100% of the energy demand supplied by solar panels.
97% of construction waste sent for recycling.
67% of the wood used is FSC certified.Facade and covering with high solar reflectance index, reducing the heat island effect.
95% reduction of potable water consumption.40% of materials of the building was sourced locally.

Get more information about our Project Management Services, by clicking here.

See more Cushman & Wakefield’s case studies, by clicking here.