The innovated green building wall design uses plants that not only are resistant to pollution but also helps to clean the air.
Largo da Ordem – in the heart of the Historic Center of Curitiba is to be found the newly built headquarters of Andersen Ballão Advocacia.
Right at the entrance, the old architectural house in the past has served as a school and even as a nightclub, now it has a huge vertical garden, made up of native plants, orchids and perennial flowers, which will give special color and life to the neighborhood during the whole year. The key is that the plants used are resistant to pollution and help clean the air.
According to the architect Luciana Adelmann, who was responsible for the landscaping of the new headquarters of Andersen Ballão, highlighted that ” the project helps to return nature to the big urban centers. It is a process that creates environmental micro-systems in the middle of the city in order to bring ecological benefits to the urban environment. Curitiba has an excellent potential for projects like this, it is a way to give life to the city, improve air quality, and bring more color to the buildings and quality of life to the population”.
Clean energy that generates productivity
The building counts on energy produced by means of photovoltaic panels. According to civil engineer Christian Mathieu, who managed the construction, the complete system has 48 solar panels, each with 260 watts, generating 12,480 watts of power. “Because solar photovoltaic technology generates zero-carbon energy, it is estimated that the environment will no longer receive 12,976 kilograms of carbon dioxide per year. The energy generated and injected into the grid by the photovoltaic system is used to reduce the electricity consumption of the consumer unit, which in this case will have a monthly reduction of 30% per month. With this economy, the system will be paid in up to five years, “he explains.
He also stated that ” The building has a thousand square meters, with capacity for 95 workstations. In addition to the green wall and the mini solar plant, the building also has other solutions that aim to minimize the environmental impact of the use, such as a VRF air conditioning system. The air conditioner with direct expansion is totally independent and varies according to the needs of each environment, avoiding unnecessary energy expenses”