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Sustainable Management Analysis of a Contaminated Area on USP Capital Campus

  • Fernanda Bertaco BuenoEmail author
  • Wanda Maria Risso Günther
  • Arlindo PhilippiJr.
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Part of the World Sustainability Series book series (WSUSE)

Abstract

Although remediation technologies solve environmental and public health issues caused by soil and groundwater contamination, they can also generate negative environmental externalities such as energy and natural resources consumption; imbalance of water cycle; and greenhouse gas emissions. Due to recent occurrence with contaminated areas at the University of São Paulo—USP the paper aims to present a sustainable management analysis of a contaminated area on USP capital campus as part of the process of elaborating a sustainable management plan. The research methodology was based on literature review about sustainable remediation and construction; and qualitative analysis of actions, sustainable practices and lessons learned from case studies of contaminated sites management. Preliminary results showed selection of USP Leste site as case study, selection of 48 sustainable practices that were classified regarding the objectives of USP Working Groups and identification of sustainable actions adopted on case study. As a result, an analysis of sustainable management practices was carried out to assess intervention measures that need to be improved and how some sustainable management practices could be applied on case study to maximize potential benefits. This analysis will provide subsidies for the development of a sustainable management plan which is expected to be completed in 2017.

Keywords

Contaminated areas Sustainable management Sustainable remediation Sustainable construction Campus 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fernanda Bertaco Bueno
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Wanda Maria Risso Günther
    • 3
    • 4
  • Arlindo PhilippiJr.
    • 1
  1. 1.University of São PauloSão PauloBrazil
  2. 2.Secretaria do Verde e do Meio Ambiente of São PauloSão PauloBrazil
  3. 3.School of Public Health at University of São PauloSão PauloBrazil
  4. 4.Environmental, Health and Sustainability of University of São PauloSão PauloBrazil

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