Over winter break I went back home to visit my family and friends, truly a wonderful experience, considering I hadn’t seen some of them in 10 years. In the trip, I made a quick pit stop in Sorocaba to see how the project was moving along. The building looked great, they made great progress, and our LEED consulting tactics were in place. We are part of a team that includes Alcindo Dell Agnese as building architect. This is part of a multi-phased construction project that will reshape Emerson’s presence in Brazil.
In our with with Emerson, Alcindo and the rest of the design team, we concentrated on improving energy efficiency and “greening” the construction process. This is happening through increased specification of recycled materials, locally sourced materials, low VOC paints, coating and adhesives and diverting the majority of construction waste from landfills through increased recycling.
Here are a few snap shots I took while down there.