The ITA’s Habitas Project will refurbish the Niemeyer House and House of Culture & Sustainability in a sustainable way

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On 31 January, the Aeronautics Institute of Technology (ITA), launched the Habitas Project, which consider the refurbish of two buildings of the Department of Aerospace Science and Technology, in São José dos Campos (SP) – Niemeyer House and House of Culture & Sustainability -, and aims to prove the socioeconomic advantages of a sustainable refurbish with regard to the current construction industry modus operandi.

The project is based on the Living Building Challenge, a system of environment certification of buildings that propose advanced and ambitious policies so these structures can benefit the environments around.

Besides the support of researchers and academics at ITA, Habitas falls back on experts of public and private sectors and partner enterprises in order to develop the executive projects and construction work.