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Office building in Costa Rica - Measuring up to the criteria of sustainable construction

This sustainable construction example details how the head office building of Holcim Costa Rica reduces energy through natural lighting and ventilation, achieving this at a relatively modest cost, while presenting a striking and attractive appearance and stimulating work environment.
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The head office building of Holcim Costa Rica, a recognized example of sustainable construction, is used to explain the Holcim Foundation’s five “target issues” with reference to the project completed in 2004. The office building was conceived to provide a comfortable indoor environment using passive means instead of mechanical means such as air conditioning. The building was named one of the most outstanding projects of 2005 by the Mexican Society of Architects, and identified by Spanish GEO Magazine as one of five exceptional sustainable buildings on the planet. It includes a contribution by the building’s architect, Bruno Stagno, an internationally-renowned specialist for tropical architecture and sustainable design who shows how the office building achieves significant sustainability performance while presenting a unique visual image.

Product Information
1st edition

60 pages
53 Illustrations (colored)
14.8 cm x 21.0 cm
Language: English

ISBN-13: 978-3-7266-0075-4


Old price:  USD 15.00
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