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  • São Paulo to Put Solar Water Heaters in State’s Social Housing

    Thursday, May 7th, 2009

    The Housing and Urban Development Company (Companhia de Desenvolvimento Habitacional e Urbano – CDHU), São Paulo state’s public entity that build public housing, just signed a contract with six manufacturers of solar water heater kits to have such units installed in 15,000 houses that the CDHU is building or will build for low-income families in […]


    Brazil: Feds Provide Regulatory Guidance on C&D Wastes

    Wednesday, February 14th, 2007

    Synopsis in English: Brazil’s Ministries of Environment (MMA) and Cities (MCidades) has just released a “manual” providing regulatory guidance on the management of “civil construction and voluminous wastes” — more often known elsewhere as construction and demolition (C&D) wastes — and their sorting, recycling and disposal. Ostensively the two Ministries jointly developed the manual to […]