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Welcome to Sonae Tech Hub, our first office building with LEED Platinum certification

20 July 2020
In 2019 we concluded the most recent Sonae office building, in Maia, which we named Sonae Tech Hub. Throughout four years of project development we always followed the best practice to create a building that would become a reference in terms of sustainability and work conditions for employees. Now we know we have achieve it.

We have created a building where the reuse or recycling of 95% of its construction wastes and where we have a 50% reduction of total drinkable water consumption. With photovoltaic solar panels we have managed a 40% reduction in electricity consumptions. Besides, it is a place where our employees benefit from natural light and views to the exterior, with a stake on their well-being and a healthy and sustainable healthy interior.

The obtainment of a LEED certification – Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design – which distinguishes exemplary buildings in the application of good sustainability practice, at Platinum level, comes as the result of a joint team effort that brought together people from different Group companies, but also suppliers and partners who responded with ambition to our requests. To everyone, we thank their dedication and commitment.

Today, this building is occupied by BIT teams (Business Information Technology) and Sonae IM, which mean a total 580 people. Inside its more than 6,900 square meters of office space, it’s possible to work in areas that are functional, collaborative and oriented towards people’s well-being. For that purpose, there is a coffee shop and a Go Natural restaurant.

This is a unique building, which allows Sonae to continue its history of building development based on demanding sustainability criteria with an invariable focus on people. A history that began a decade ago when Sonae Maia Business Centre, also in Maia, obtained the Gold LEED certification and was the first building in the Iberian Peninsula to achieve that level of certification.

Now we have Sonae Tech Hub, with the Platinum LEED level, which makes us proud also for the fact that, in 2020, it stands among the 100 buildings in the world that were built from scratch, among approximately 50,000, which reached the highest rank given by United States Green Building Council.

Marco Aurélio Nunes, Sonae FS 
Manager SFS Fund Management
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