Measures taken to reduce CO2 emissions

  • Making use of existing buildings and redesigning them in low-cost way for new functions, for example, strengthening existing construction of an old house to transform it into an exhibition hall, changing a fire station to a public stage, etc.
  • Collecting waste wood and grey bricks from local building ruins and reusing them for interior decoration and ground paving.
  • Using environmentally friendly carbon-fixing materials (bamboo-wood flooring) for bridges, seats, and railings.
  • Adopting passive instead of active air-conditioning system. For example, designing a semi-open structure for the public stage, which can maintain a comfortable thermal environment in hot climates.
  • Encouraging local craftsmen to participate in constructing process to reduce unnecessary commutes and create jobs.

Last updated: November 13, 2021 São Vicente, Cabo Verde