Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova was built on the very site of the former arena, demolished in 2010. The building was delivered in 2013 to host the Confederations Cup in Bahia. C&W was hired by Odebrecht and OAS for the LEED certification advisory.ARENA_FONTE_NOVA_PJM_500x316

One of the greatest difficulties for certifying an arena is the size and complexity of its facilities. Also, the entire demolition of the old arena represented a sustainability challenge, as it generated tons of construction waste.

For the construction of the new arena had lower impact on the environment, the solution was to allocate over 90% of construction waste for recycling, including waste from the old arena. Some of the reached results were:

  • 88% reduction of potable water consumption.
  • 50% of material costs come from places nearby the construction site, strengthening the local economy.
  • 27% of material costs include recyclable items.
  • Facade and covering with high solar reflectance index, reducing the heat island effect..


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