BELAS CLUBE DE CAMPO | LISBON GREEN VALLEY
The Belas Country Club was born with a concern to safeguard an area of great natural beauty, adapting to an urban project where old environmental qualities have been rigorously preserved. The project was designed according to a high landscape framing, a low population density, a sensitive use of topography and protection of natural habitats and promoting a diverse and native flora. Therefore, the entire construction and operating phase is conducted according to the most demanding environmental requirements.
Confirming our strong commitment to good sustainability practices is the recent award of the Sustainable Development Award promoted by Diário Económico and Heidrick & Struggles, which aims not only to assess the state of sustainability in Portugal, but also to identify and recognize the best national reference practices that are contributing to the country’s progress.
The 18-hole golf course has been integrated into the natural landscape and, since its construction phase, minimizing the environmental impact. Its maintenance and operation is subject to rigorous environmental control, attested by the achievement of environmental certification by Norm NP EN ISO 14001. PLANBELAS, SA was, in fact, one of the world pioneers in the environmental certification of golf courses according to this standard, extending then the certification to all the Belas Country Club and also to quality issues.
S+A GREEN LAB
S+A is a world-leading architecture practice with a clear vision of its role in society, guided by values such as creativity, innovation and environmental responsibility.
For the past 10 years, sustainability has then been a central theme for S+A Group, reflected in an increasing overall offer of sustainable and bioclimatic projects and in providing a several other sustainability services. S+A Green Lab team is made of consultants, engineers and passive design architects that aim to capitalize sustainability and to grow the group portfolio in this segment by creating innovative solutions for building design, urban built environment and eco-materials.
Our mission is to continuously incorporate sustainability value into our customers’ products and projects, enabling S+A Group to become increasingly recognized as a sustainable trademark.
We apply the appropriate measures that empower clients to overcome the most challenging sustainability issues designing solutions for construction, wellness, ecology, materials, water and energy. We offer innovative services and solutions, such as, LEED and BREEAM sustainable building certifications, environmental impact studies and environmental engineering projects.