06 Oct '11, 12pm

Infographic: Inside Latin America's First LCA of a New Building

Infographic: Inside Latin America's First LCA of a New Building

The new soaring Rosario Norte Building in Santiago, Chile, possesses something that no other structure in Latin America has: a life cycle analysis of its construction. Conservación & Desarrollo (C&D), a Chilean consulting firm, partnered with San Francisco-based Climate Earth to compute what they believe to be the first carbon footprint of a new building in Latin America. The 570,487-square-foot, 16-story building was constructed by Constructora NOVATEC S.A. and will house the Chilean headquarters of Deloitte. The building was designed to meet LEED-Gold standards, with features that include rain and gray water collection and reutilization, smart electricity management, a curtain wall that takes advantage of the sun and wind to reduce use of chillers and heaters, green walls and elevators that recover kinetic energy. The construction phase (pictured above) produced 28,830,0...

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