ANALYSIS OF BRAZILIAN LEGISLATION BASED ON WATER EFFICIENCY CRITERIA OF LEED AND AQUA-HQE CERTIFICATIONS
Palavras-chave:Water efficiency. Certifications. Legislation.
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.
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