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March 14

[Green Connection #42] Sami at Mackenzie, Carbon Neutral House and PET Carpets

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Sami’s Inspiring Lecture at the University of Mackenzie Reveals Students’ Growing Interest in Sustainability

We recently enjoyed seeing Sami share his knowledge with students at Mackenzie University in São Paulo. His talk covered a crucial but often complex topic: the importance of decarbonization in construction and its relationship with ESG.

During the presentation, Sami unveiled the concepts of ESG and decarbonization, explaining clearly and accessible how these factors are vital for the health of our planet.

It was inspiring to see students’ growing interest in this subject, a sign that the next generation of professionals doesn’t just see sustainability as an obligation but as a priority.

It is encouraging to see that the topic of sustainability is gaining more and more space in education and among future construction professionals. Sami’s talk enlightened minds and planted the seed of change in many hearts.

Transform Your Home with the Power of Sustainability: Discover the Carbon-Neutral Home

In today’s world, where sustainability has become an urgent need, many wonder how they can contribute to a greener future. One of the answers is right at the heart of our lives: our homes.

It is with pleasure that we announce a new article on our website that explores the fascinating journey to achieving a carbon-neutral home.

A carbon-neutral home goes beyond the concept of futuristic sustainability; it harmonizes with the natural environment, giving back to the planet as much as it receives.

But what really makes up a house like this? Our article details every aspect, from smart solar orientation, efficient insulation, and high-performance windows to solar panel installation.

We also dive into the materials used in construction, such as wood, recycled steel, and green insulation, highlighting how they contribute to carbon reduction.

Furthermore, we discuss the importance of energy and economic efficiency, showing how a carbon-neutral home benefits the environment and can be economically advantageous. For those interested in starting from scratch or renovating an existing property to make it carbon-neutral, we offer valuable insights and practical tips.

We also address the advantages of prefabricated houses in this concept and how the sale of a carbon-neutral house can become an attraction in the market. Interesting. Suppose you’re curious about how carbon credits work in this context.

In that case, our article covers this topic, providing a comprehensive understanding of how your home can reduce emissions and contribute to the carbon market.

We invite you to read our full article and explore how to transform your home into a model of sustainability.

Revolutionary New in the World of Carpets and Rugs

Did you know that only 15% of PET bottles produced in Brazil are recycled? Most of this material, which takes up to 400 years to decompose, ends up in landfills or the oceans.

But here comes the good news: entrepreneur Franklin Delgado, with more than 30 years of experience in the carpet and rug sector, is bringing a sustainable innovation that promises to change the game.

We present Zyklus, the first carpet made from plastic from recycled PET bottles in Brazil. For every square meter of Zyklus, around 3 kg of recycled packaging is consumed. However, the work of Franklin and his team at Perola dos Carpets goes beyond just recycling; they are focused on developing a product that can be returned to the production chain at the end of its useful life and be 100% recycled.

It’s fascinating that Zyklus is made with recyclable polypropylene in the base and post-consumer polyester fibers in the surface. At the end of the product’s life cycle, the company assumes extended responsibility, providing a used collection service and sending it to the São Carlos carpet factory, where it is transformed into raw material for new products, such as auto parts and thermal insulation.

This shows Perola dos Tapetes’ commitment to a total transformation process, minimizing the product’s environmental impact.

Franklin Delgado will be at Green Interiors Day in São Paulo, sharing more about extended responsibility and recycling materials—essential information for those looking to make sustainable project choices. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn from one of the industry’s pioneers!

Remember, the Green Interiors Day is almost here, with events in São Paulo and, soon after, in Milan in April.

Have a great Friday,

Filipe Boni
UGREEN Founder


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