LEED-certified sustainable warehouses in Rio de Janeiro – Prologis CCP Caxias Buildings 100 and 200
Both buildings in the new Prologis CCP Caxias park, Buildings 100 and 200, achieved LEED Gold status, the second-highest LEED level of certification. Prologis CCP Caxias is a newly constructed logistics complex in the Washington Luis Corridor in Rio de Janeiro.
Prologis CCP Caxias Building 100, a 277,710 square foot sustainable warehouse and Building 200, a 376,598 square foot sustainable warehouse, both feature skylights across their width that provide daylight throughout the entire space, as well as a passive natural ventilation design. All wastewater from the project is being treated onsite and reused for irrigation. A white high-reflectance roof helps reduce the heat-island effect. By implementing features such as high-efficiency interior and exterior lighting design, the warehouses’ operating energy costs are 50 percent lower than a 2007 baseline building.
Located less than eight miles from Rio´s international airport, the complex is near the major thoroughfares that serve Rio’s metropolitan area to minimize carbon emissions associated with transportation.
Hardy Milsch, Prologis CCP senior vice president and country manager of Brazil, is thrilled with the results.
“Prologis CCP is raising the bar for industrial construction practices throughout Brazil,” he said. “These two new buildings, as well as the new buildings in the Prologis CCP Cajamar III park, are testament to the fact that industrial real estate and sustainable design can go hand-in-hand.”
For nearly a decade, Prologis has been working with its joint venture partner, CCP, to develop Class-A logistics space from the ground up in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Today, the Brazil portfolio includes 23 buildings in eight parks, as well as several sites for future development.
- LEED certification
- Use of recycled content
- Greywater recycling
- Daylight utilization
- Bicycle parking
- Enhanced ventilation
- Xeriscaping/use of native plants and trees