Rchlo Ipanema CT - Filial 269

  • Building Type : Downtown store
  • Construction Year : 2015
  • Delivery year : 2015
  • Address 1 - street : 22410001 RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil
  • Climate zone : [Aw] Tropical Wet & Dry with dry winter.

  • Net Floor Area : 1 304 m2
  • Construction/refurbishment cost : 4 422 483 €
  • Cost/m2 : 3391.47 €/m2

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Certifications :

  • Primary energy need :
    369.8 kWhpe/m2.year
    (Calculation method : )
Energy consumption
Economical buildingBuilding
< 50A
51 à 90B
91 à 150C
151 à 230D
231 à 330E
331 à 450F
> 450G
Energy-intensive building
​On December 10, 2015, Riachuelo opened its first store in the Ipanema neighborhood, in Rio de Janeiro. The unit occupies the building where the iconic Chaika Cafeteria operated. With 1,378 m² of constructed area.
The store is the first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification process awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Among the main sustainable initiatives are the installation of a rainwater reuse system, green roof deployment and the use of LED lighting.

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Data reliability

3rd part certified

Photo credit

Studio Demian Golovaty




Construction Manager




    Construction Manager




    Certification company


    Patrick Murisset

    Consulting and certification manager LEED

Contracting method

General Contractor

Owner approach of sustainability

The architectural premise was the integration of the construction with the city, which led to bring nature into the store, sometimes in vertical gardens on the walls or special vegetation on the terrace, a project co-created with the landscaper Gilberto Elkis. With a surface area of ​​1,378 m², we are looking for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification, and it has a rainwater reuse system, green roof deployment, use of LED lighting, among others. Associating fashion with nature.

Architectural description

Material applied with provenance, wood, paint, floor, lighting system in led, high efficiency air conditioning system, automation system in lighting, air conditioning and garden irrigation.

If you had to do it again?

Innovative and motivating experience.

Building users opinion

A new experience where one can share the technology associated with the well-being of people without losing sight of the environment.

Energy consumption

  • 369,80 kWhpe/m2.year
  • 497,51 kWhpe/m2.year
  • 256,81 kWhfe/m2.year
  • Lighting: 81.07 kWh/m2.year
    Equipment 78.74 kWh/m2.year
    Cooling: 38.96 kWh/m2.year
    Pumps and auxilary: 22,34 kWh/m2.year
    Fans: 27.94 kWh/m2.year
    Hot water: 7.38 kWh/m2.year
    Exterior usage: 0,32 kWh/m2.year

  • 6 500,00 kWhpe/m2.year

Envelope performance

  • 1,61 W.m-2.K-1
  • Walls U-value: 2.67 W/(m2*K)
    Roof U-value: 0.62 W/(m2*K)
    Windows U-value: 6.3 W/(m2*K)
    Skylight U-value: 6.3 W/(m2*K)
    For the envelope u-value were considered only the opaces surfaces

  • 0,15
  • 10,00


    • No heating system
    • No domestic hot water system
    • Water chiller
    • Fan coil
    • VRV Syst. (Variable refrigerant Volume)
    • Free-cooling
    • compensated Air Handling Unit
    • No renewable energy systems

    High efficiency chiller in cooling system. 66TR.

    100% LED lighting system / automation / air conditioning equipment in high efficiency and TAE with treated insufflation./Heat cover with heat sink.

Smart Building

    equipamentos de alta eficiência, iluminação led, vidros e cobertura com altor refletivos e isolação de calor, utilização de agua de chuva, todo um beneficio a favor de um bem estar, consciência em pró ao meio ambiente, retorno do investimento aplicado.

    benéfico, simples, arrojado e eficiente/objetivo.

GHG emissions

  • 0,50 KgCO2 /m2
  • 250,00 year(s)
  • 81 500,00 KgCO2 /m2

Life Cycle Analysis

Water management

  • 10,00 m3
  • 7,00 m3
  • 20,00 m3
  • Rainwater 15000lts
    3000lts Drinking Water
    Technical water fire 10000lt
    Potable water associated with 2500lts reserve of incentive
    Destination of water for basins and garden 2000lts

Indoor Air quality

    Sensor that measures the level of CO2, which aided by automation acts on the electric damper controlling the opening of the air renovation.

Health & Comfort

    Glass facade and skylight series special anti-glare and heat sink, ensuring the translucent during daylight and insulating the heat layer.Slab with garden and waterproofing paint series special (white) insulation of actions to the solar rays giving the air of freshness to slab isolating the thermal load.Air conditioning and TAE with treated insufflation.

    400 a 700mmg/m3


    Set temperature 23+-1°C


    Building in masonry with internal coating in Drywall and joinery.Equipment with motors and air vents with attenuators.


    Lojas Riachuelo Conceito - certificação leed serie Gold



    Gros œuvre / Structure, maçonnerie, façade

    rainwater system
    100% led lighting system
    lighting and air conditioning system controlled by automation
    indoor / vertical landscaping.

    Innovative, model and of great satisfaction.
    The space, considered the first 'green store' of the network in Brazil, has several sustainable initiatives, among them the installation of a rainwater reuse system, the implementation of a green roof and LED lighting.

Construction and exploitation costs

  • 4 422 483,36
  • 2 915 563,20
  • 155 605,90
  • 196 555
  • 3 275 914
  • 523 080

Energy bill

  • 243 000,00

Urban environment

The RIACHUELO-Ipanema is a pleasant and healthy environment for employees and visitors, not only from an architectonic and decorative point of view. All indoor environments have the climatic conditions (temperature and air quality) and lighting ideal for all activities, with emphasis on optimizing the energy performance and operating costs of your energy systems (equipment and accessories), directly benefiting the company . Public access with comprehensive option, metro and bus. close to laser areas (beaches) and squares.

Land plot area

382,00 m2

Built-up area

100,00 %

Green space


Parking spaces

Does not have its own parking

Building Environmental Quality

  • indoor air quality and health
  • works (including waste management)
  • comfort (visual, olfactive, thermal)
  • water management
  • energy efficiency
  • mobility
  • building process
  • products and materials
​The store is the first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification process awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Among the main sustainable initiatives are the installation of a rainwater reuse system, green roof deployment and the use of LED lighting.

Contest categories

Energy & Hot Climates

Energy & Hot Climates

Users' Choice

Users' Choice

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