The SETI Green Building track includes sectors such as energy and water efficiency, heating & cooling, alternative energy, urban planning, renewable materials and indoor environmental quality.
The green building industry in Brazil is growing at a high pace and offers great potential for Swedish companies. High electricity tariffs and existing municipal laws have led to increased demand for green buildings in some major cities such as São Paulo, Curitiba and Rio de Janeiro. Environmental certifications such as LEED and AQUA are becoming popular to maintain property value and lower operational costs.
The green building market in Brazil is only in its infant stage and gains ground as knowledge about and of the benefits, certifications and solutions spreads. Business Sweden has identified and is pursuing opportunities with automation of the ventilation and air-conditioning segment.