Environmental

ENVIRONMENTAL INITIATIVES

In recent years brMalls has been improving in terms of energy efficiency and water consumption. To support the flow of hundreds of millions of people annually into our malls, we must manage the use of these resources consciously and efficiently.

In this section, we have opened in more detail how the evolution of this consumption has been in recent years, as well as the main initiatives that have been taken to reduce consumption.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

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ACTIONS TO REDUCE ENERGY CONSUMPTION

All malls seek efficient management in search of energy consumption reduction. Some actions and procedures were implemented in several malls, aiming at reducing consumption and energy costs.

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LED Lighting

Switching from conventional to LED lighting corresponded to a 50% energy saving on lighting in our malls. This change also generated an increase in our customer’s perception of our mall’s quality and security. In addition, by standardizing the type of lighting quality in the common areas, we achieved economies of scale in the acquisition of lamps and luminaires of the same model and elimination of illumination.

  • LED lighting in 33 of the 34 managed malls.
  • Over 2,250MWh / month were saved (an economy of over R$ 12 million per year).
  • Gains in quality and security perception.
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CAG Automation

Currently, building automation is seen as the new great line of consumption reduction, especially when talking about refrigeration. In MALL malls, the air conditioning system represents about 40% of the total energy consumption, and improvements made to this system’s operation are welcome when it comes to reducing consumption.

  • 14 malls have automated CAGs in operation and 2 are going through a retrofit.
  • This automation, along with generating a reduction in consumption, improves thermal comfort, optimizing the operation of the equipment.
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Engagement Campaign

The project “+Eficiência” is a project created based on the success achieved by the Tijuca mall throughout 2017 (Waste Control). This program has as its main objective to generate the engagement of the field team and minimize waste by awarding our employees.

In 2017, the mall reduced its water consumption by more than 16 million liters, energy consumption by more than 1.37 million kWh, and was therefore responsible for an economy of almost R$ 2 million to the mall’s condominium. In 2018, we encouraged the other MALL malls to implement the project, aiming towards a more efficient and sustainable operation.

Below are some actions to reduce energy consumption that are being implemented in our malls:

  • Implementation of lighting control of shop windows, which stay on during the night;
  • Installation of presence sensors in technical areas;
  • Implementation of lighting trigger routines and fancoils;
  • Implementation of a routine which will monitor consumption on a daily basis;
  • Increased segmentation of lighting circuits to avoid unnecessarily connected areas;
  • Installation of timers for the activation of mall lighting;
  • Installation of photocells in the external lighting system.
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21 participating malls

CONSUMPTION REDUCTION

With projects that continually improve energy efficiency, brMalls remains committed to the best environmental practices in this area. In 2018, brMalls’ assets consumed a total of 397,952 MWh of energy, which represent a reduction of 2% compared to the previous year.

Energy Consumption (Mwh)

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Comparing the energy consumption with brMalls’ ATC (Total Constructed Area), our consumption per square meter reduced from 138 kWh / m² to 121 kwh / m². This energy reduction corresponds to a saving of R$ 30 million and is enough to supply about 380 thousand hoseholds with 3 residents for a whole month.

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redução de R$ 30 milhões
abastecer 380 mil residências

Energy Consumption

MALL ANNUAL CONSUMPTION (MWH) 2015 vs 2018
2015 2016 2017 2018
Amazonas Shopping 20,051 19,014 18,109 17,461 -12.90%
Campinas Shopping 4,273 4,987 5,001 4,731 10.70%
Capim Dourado 14,496 15,869 15,175 14,139 -2.50%
Casa & Gourmet Shopping 891 891 872 810 -9.10%
Catuaí Shopping Londrina 16,012 16,789 16,461 15,828 -1.10%
Catuaí Shopping Maringá 9,755 9,129 9,243 9,397 -3.70%
Center Shopping Uberlândia 25,821 23,265 22,018 22,512 -12.80%
Estação BH 12,344 11,009 10,702 10,134 -17.90%
Goiânia Shopping 10,115 10,012 9,518 9,776 -3.40%
Ilha Plaza Shopping 8,800 8,528 8,004 7,627 -13.30%
Independência Shopping 8,356 7,802 7,166 6,846 -18.10%
Jardim Sul 16,322 14,870 13,770 12,469 -23.60%
Londrina Norte Shopping 6,965 6,851 6,734 6,237 -10.50%
Mooca Plaza Shopping 16,262 15,349 13,925 14,097 -13.30%
Norteshopping 39,855 34,011 33,923 34,803 -12.70%
Plaza Macaé 7,578 7,319 6,790 6,487 -14.40%
Plaza Niteroi 11,240 11,470 10,520 9,735 -13.40%
Rio Anil 6,014 5,687 5,773 5,889 -2.10%
São Bernardo Plaza Shopping 14,034 12,488 10,924 10,045 -28.40%
Shopping Campo Grande 16,326 17,017 16,942 15,466 -5.30%
Shopping Contagem 11,264 11,358 10,447 10,084 -10.50%
Shopping Curitiba 11,126 10,244 9,825 9,861 -11.40%
Shopping Del Rey 20,106 18,234 16,794 15,813 -21.40%
Shopping Estação 6,590 6,092 6,447 6,618 0.40%
Shopping Iguatemi Caxias do Sul 10,617 9,473 8,806 8,747 -17.60%
Shopping Metro Santa Cruz 10,627 10,329 9,593 9,674 -9.00%
Shopping Piracicaba 10,191 9,340 8,689 8,861 -13.10%
Shopping Tamboré 16,262 15,880 14,752 14,659 -9.90%
Shopping Tijuca 23,152 21,702 20,671 20,842 -10.00%
Shopping Vila Velha 14,953 14,653 13,910 13,998 -6.40%
Shopping Villa Lobos 19,982 18,558 15,273 14,947 -25.20%
Total 420,380 398,220 376,777 368,593 -12.3%

WATER CONSUMPTION

ACTIONS TO REDUCE WATER CONSUMPTION

In order to reduce their water consumption, each mall looks for the best practices that might increase the balance between quality and waste reduction. There are several fronts for consumption reduction, as it depends on the reality of each asset, but some actions are popular among all of them. Everything begins with consumption management. An effective daily consumption control with an analysis of the available information is the first action towards reduction. For this monitoring to be effective, we see some malls adding measuring points (hydrometers), allowing for the quick identification of leaks and better stratification of consumption. Another common action is the installation of aerators in the taps and of flow reducers in the toilets and showers. Actions aimed at increasing client and tenant awareness are also recurring.

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Well

Currently, 27 of brMalls’ assets have wells and 1 mall is in the drilling phase.

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Reuse

The reuse system aims to replace conventional water sources, aiming at a more sustainable and more profitable operation. Its use in shopping malls normally extends to the sanitary basins, gardening and the condensed water generated by the CAG, and must follow the appropriate treatment for each specific situation that usually consists of the separation stages of solids and liquids, flocculation and finished with chemical treatment.

Currently, NorteShopping, Mooca, Tamboré, Catuaí Maringá, Londrina Norte, Cuiabá, Piracicaba and Tamboré have a reuse system.

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Rainwater harvesting

Harvesting rainwater reduces consumption, as it represents a saving of 50% in the water bill. Today, Catuaí Maringá, Catuaí Londrina, Londrina Norte and Cuiabá Station have the rainwater harvesting system.

WATER CONSUMPTION

MALL ANNUAL CONSUMPTION (m³) 2015 vs 2018
2015 2016 2017 2018
Amazonas Shopping 145,203 154,809 174,207 152,454 5.0%
Campinas Shopping 77,879 68,986 66,837 63,854 -18.0%
Capim Dourado 36,642 35,113 30,827 33,659 -8.1%
Casa & Gourmet Shopping 29,387 20,757 23,818 20,705 -29.5%
Catuaí Shopping Londrina 119,566 115,338 125,244 66,738 -44.2%
Catuaí Shopping Maringá 53,676 46,335 46,066 49,927 -7.0%
Center Shopping Uberlândia 244,136 260,710 269,759 263,946 8.1%
Estação BH 81,944 86,962 78,798 85,679 4.6%
Goiânia Shopping 56,961 54,289 58,550 60,801 6.7%
Ilha Plaza Shopping 52,648 30,156 55,708 59,046 12.2%
Independência Shopping 38,835 35,377 39,346 35,782 -7.9%
Jardim Sul 78,532 84,679 85,612 81,164 3.4%
Londrina Norte Shopping 38,801 35,123 34,159 32,081 -17.3%
Mooca Plaza Shopping 86,159 93,590 94,321 101,903 18.3%
Norteshopping 332,906 338,666 355,008 371,717 11.7%
Plaza Macaé 66,373 72,844 69,263 65,413 -1.4%
Plaza Niteroi 159,741 155,855 166,153 149,382 -6.5%
Rio Anil 120,102 121,232 103,030 126,646 5.4%
São Bernardo Plaza Shopping 68,880 64,966 65,765 63,427 -7.9%
Shopping Campo Grande 69,851 66,731 69,567 72,377 3.6%
Shopping Contagem 56,576 59,228 53,289 53,477 -5.5%
Shopping Curitiba 83,444 60,553 66,242 60,799 -27.1%
Shopping Del Rey 124,515 122,336 108,484 101,442 -18.5%
Shopping Estação 107,890 106,516 106,352 106,274 -1.5%
Shopping Iguatemi Caxias do Sul 55,805 55,805 56,770 51,229 -8.2%
Shopping Metro Santa Cruz 65,959 67,233 75,171 87,152 32.1%
Shopping Piracicaba 96,788 96,788 98,631 95,900 -0.9%
Shopping Tamboré 100,890 100,251 101,396 104,661 3.7%
Shopping Tijuca 159,239 176,775 151,864 158,390 -0.5%
Shopping Vila Velha 88,709 114,628 110,486 100,980 13.8%
Shopping Villa Lobos 145,161 127,172 110,843 122,470 -15.6%
Total 3,087,720 3,081,326 3,086,138 3,046,233 -1.0%

SOCIAL INITIATIVES