The first football stadium in the world with zero energy will be in Brazil
In Brazil it comes over the organization of two world-class events. In 2014 the country will host the World Cup in 2016 and the dish will star with the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. For these two events are being built many facilities but today we want to focus on one that is a bit special. Is the National Stadium in Brasilia, which will be the first football stadium in the world with zero energy .
To understand the importance of this fact we need to know which is the concept of zero energy . A zero energy building (EEC) is a building that produces as much energy as required and also produced this energy must come from renewable energy. The building does not require external power and is fully autonomous in this sense.
So in Brazil have commissioned this study of architectural remodeling Castro Mello Arquitetos and when finished the building should receive LEED Platinum certification, the highest possible certification for sustainable projects.
This certification is to be achieved through a number of design elements some of which are:
- A ring of photovoltaic panels on the roof that provide energy to the stadium. Thanks to a new Brazilian law, the stadium will be able to exchange power between the panels and the electricity grid when needed.
- There will be a VIP parking for up to 1,000 bicycles inside the stadium. In total there will be 3,500 spaces for bikes.
- A photovoltaic roof membrane capture and pollution when break down chemical compounds thereof to thereby clean the atmosphere. This is important because 50% of CO2 emissions related to transportation from the stadium and from the same.
- A system for collecting rainwater and recycling for use in green areas.
- Lots of natural light, while enhancing the shadows to the sun of Brasilia.
- The new design reuse old building materials.
The project will not be cheap as it is budgeted at $ 400 million but it is estimated that the solar panels will be amortized over 10 years while they have a lifespan of 25.Tags: Renewable Energy, solar panels, zero energy