ANALYSIS OF BRAZILIAN LEGISLATION BASED ON WATER EFFICIENCY CRITERIA OF LEED AND AQUA-HQE CERTIFICATIONS

Autores

  • Janine Garcia UDESC
  • Julia Sborz UFSC
  • Andreza Kalbusch UDESC
  • Elisa Henning UFSC/UDESC

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.19177/rgsa.v9e02020224-236

Palavras-chave:

Water efficiency. Certifications. Legislation.

Resumo

As the global population grows, so grows the water demand, since it is essential for human existence. That is why the main environmental certifications in civil construction comprise a category exclusively for preservation and conservation of water. Even though certifications are becoming well-known, it is the law that determines how cities develop. This article investigates the link between the laws of the capital cities in the South and Southeast regions of Brazil and the water criteria in LEED and AQUA-HQE certifications. It was shown that the certifications are much more strict, quantitative and encompassing than the laws. The reduction in water consumption appeared to be the main concern both in the law and in the certifications.

 

 


 

 

 

Biografia do Autor

Janine Garcia, UDESC

Civil Engineer graduated from Santa Catarina State University (UDESC), Master Student in Civil Engineering at UDESC and Engineer at CELESC. E-mail: janinegarcia01@gmail.com

Julia Sborz, UFSC

[2] Energy Engineer graduated from the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Master Student in Civil Engineering at UDESC and Engineering assistant at Ecoa energias. E-mail: juliasborz@gmail.com

Andreza Kalbusch, UDESC

Civil Engineer from UDESC, Master in Civil Engineering from the University of São Paulo (USP), PhD in Civil Engineering from UFSC and currently Professor at UDESC. E-mail: andreza.kalbusch@udesc.br

Elisa Henning, UFSC/UDESC

Civil Engineer graduated from UDESC, Master in Environmental Engineering from UFSC, specialist in Mathematics and Statistics from UFLA, Master in Statistics from the Mathematics Department from the Universidade Aberta (UAb), PhD in Production Engineering from UFSC and currently Professor at UDESC. E-mail: elisa.henning@udesc.br

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Publicado

2020-02-21