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“It was easier for me to find the laws that move the celestial bodies, which are millions of miles away, than to define the laws of motion of water, which flows before my eyes” – Galileu Galilei
It includes the dimensioning of all the elements used in the harnessing system, from the capture from the covers with the use of gutters, chains or drains, rain conductors, water disposal systems, tank volume according to the daily simulations method, filtering, disinfection and booster pumps or pressurizing for irrigation.
The water stored in the tank(s) can be used safely and in accordance with current technical standards in all non-potable uses of the building.
In the event of a lack of rainwater during periods of drought, the supply will be made automatically by entering potable water into the rainwater tank, without the need of an intervention by a maintenance team.
The surplus water will be directed to the landscape.
Ecological wastewater treatment
In Brazil, most of the sanitary sewage is released without previous treatment in the waterways.
Only 42% of the sewage generated throughout the country is treated, in other words, more than half of all Brazilian wastewater reaches rivers, lakes and groundwater until it reaches the sea without any treatment.
The projects include the treatment of Greywater effluents (water from sinks, lavatories, showers and laundry room sink) and Blackwater (from the toilets).
We use modular systems in series, dimensioned according to the current Brazilian standards and recommendations to obtain a good effluent, which after disinfection can be reused for non-potable purposes within the building.
Inspired by the concept of Biomimetics, Floating Islands are active systems for treatment, purification and vivification of water bodies contaminated by domestic and/or industrial sewage.
They are artificial floating islands built from discarded materials, where several species of ornamental native plants are purposefully planted to treat, purify and vivify lakes, rivers, canals, urban streams, rain drainage systems, sewage outfalls, with agricultural, industry and aquaculture applications.
They are modular systems and have multiple functions.
Mine and spring water harvesting
It includes the scaling of all elements used in the system, including the best technique for water harvesting, qualitative and quantitative evaluation of the system, preliminary and supplementary filtration systems, reservoir volumes, calculation of the water supply and distribution system, disinfection system and pressurizing or booster pumps (if necessary).
Natural Swimming Pools
Bio pools or natural swimming pools are architectural elements of recreation and contemplation for your residential or business property. It is a natural and sustainable system where plants replace the filters and chemicals commonly used in the treatment and cleaning of conventional swimming pools. It is composed of a bathing area and another one destined to the treatment of water by physical and biological processes.
It works beneficially, mainly because it does not damage its users skin and hair, does not irritate their eyes, provides heated water (if designed for this purpose), in addition to better integration with the local landscape.
The projects developed include the evaluation of possible renovation and use of a swimming pool already built (if applicable), the scaling of all the elements used in the system, technical specification of equipment, elaboration of technical projects and monitoring of technical team during construction.
We elaborate environmental studies and assessments specifically related to water and sanitation systems for buildings and/or activities that cause high environmental impact, providing:
- Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
- Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
- Environmental impact report (EIR)
- Prior Environmental Impact Assessment
- Preliminary Environmental Report (PER)
- Simplified Environmental Report (RAS)
- Term of conduct adjustment
- Environmental Basic Project
Sustainable drainage urban system
We develop technical projects related to drainage systems, with integrated landscaping solutions, which perform their primary function (draining surface runoff) in an integrated way, adopting compensatory micro drainage measures also known as SUDS (sustainable drainage system) based on Environmental and Sanitary Engineering and on Permaculture.
The projects focus on retention, speed reduction and infiltration of water in the project coverage area, with the intention of integrating the drainage system to the elements of landscaping projects, creating multifunctional elements that better adapt and develop in the environment.