About the Consortium
Formed by four market-leading companies in the civil construction chain in partnership with Escola Politécnica da Universidade de São Paulo - Poli USP (Polytechnic/Engineering School of the University of São Paulo) and Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina – UFSC (Federal University of Santa Catarina), and the support of the Green Building Council Brazil (GBC Brazil) and the Brazilian Council of Sustainable Construction (CBCS), the Consortium’s goal is to define quality rules and procedures for the development of products and solutions that address the need of adopting practices, processes and resources that promote energy efficiency, therefore reducing energy consumption for air-conditioning. “It is imperative that we have the whole chain involved in the development of technologies that address the new energy needs”, says Professor Vanderley John from the Polytechnic School of University of São Paulo.
The cool surfaces result from the need of energy reduction necessary for thermal comfort in buildings and urban areas, and for reducing the heat island effect which can add up to 50ºF to the temperatures of big cities. It is a clean and low-cost technology that shall help to improve comfort and reduce energy consumption in the Country.
The Consortium’s goal is to create technical and institutional conditions so that the cool products that reach the market have excellent performance combined with high durability in the most adverse conditions, including incident direct solar radiance, water, humidity and microorganisms.