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Ecological construction companies in Portugal

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Main actors in the sustainable construction sector in Portugal

Many companies that have made sustainable building their core business have emerged in Portugal in recent years. Here is a list of ecological construction companies in Portugal that we thought interesting (services companies, architectural offices, engineering offices, construction companies, certification bodies and companies that are developing materials for insulation, roofing…).

ECOCHOICE

  • Engineering and consulting services in sustainable construction.
    • Evaluation of sustainable construction projects according to the BREEAM, LEED, SBToolPT and LiderA systems;
    • Thermodynamic simulation to analyze the best solution in terms of energy efficiency;
    • Analysis of the technical and economic viability of sustainable solutions

HOMEGRID

  • Offers consulting services on the implementation of Passive solutions.
  • It is the only entity in Portugal at the moment that can grant Passivehaus certification.

ITECONS

  • Research and technological development institute for construction among others.
    • Energy certifications;
    • Performs indoor air quality and blower door tests.

S+A GREEN LAB

  • Development of innovative and environmentally friendly construction solutions:
    • LEED and BREEAM certifications;
    • Environmental impact assessment;
    • Life cycle analysis.

TISEM

  • Design, development and project management services in engineering and architecture (technical support on site, energy certification, AVAC…).
  • Products: CLT (Cross Laminated Wood) panels glued with a formaldehyde-free polyurethane glue ==> thermal comfort, capable of absorbing, retaining and releasing moisture, ecological material.
  • Company recognized for the execution of construction projects that meet the requirements of the BREEAM label.
  • Certified designer in passive houses.

THE INNER VALUE

  • Service company covering the fields of real estate valuation, project management and coordination of real estate construction, certification, energy audits and studies and architecture and energy efficiency projects construction (nZEB Buildings).

ECOTECTURA

  • Sustainable architecture firm. For each project, the company seeks to integrate construction as closely as possible into its environment.
    • Isolated houses type T4, optimized solar exposure to the South, local and natural materials, solar panels, green roof, rainwater reuse;
    • Rehabilitation of an old stone house: buried northern part, trombe walls in the south to produce heat in winter and deactivate in summer, bioclimatic concept;
    • Project with external insulation in black cork agglomerates.

GALERIA GABINETE

  • Architectural firm.
  • Passive construction projects.

I + I STUDIO

  • An environmentally friendly architecture and design firm focused on the energy efficiency of buildings and the well-being of the occupants.
    • Sustainable, energy-efficient buildings, designed according to the principles of bioclimatic architecture (Madrid, London, Lisbon, Porto);
    • Project to rehabilitate a residential hangar in Lisbon: analysis of thermal comfort; energy consumption…
  • Certified Passive House Designer company.

MIMA HOUSING

  • Mima Housing, Mima Essential, Mima Mass modular home projects (wood structure – mineral wool insulation and XPS).

REBELO DE ANDRADE

  • Project management, architecture and product design projects.
    • The firm has developed a passive house project in Alcácer do Sal (structure project by Tisem).

UMA COLLECTIVE

  • Architectural firm.
  • Passive house construction projects.

BETAO E TAIPA

  • Construction and rehabilitation of buildings using traditional techniques, enriched by knowledge current scientists (raw soil, compressed soil blocks…).

CERDWORK

  • Construction company that offers sustainable solutions. The company develops passive house projects. One of its sectors of activity is also home automation.

DREAMDOMUS

  • Two sectors of activity:
    • Modular construction (steel profiles, OSB panels, EPS insulation).
      • Development of the architecture and specialities project;
      • Construction.
    • Home automation: control lighting, ventilation, watering of green spaces….
  • Several house projects, including one in Sesimbra that has obtained the A + energy class.

GOOD MOOD

  • Project support from design to finishes (ready-to-use solution).
  • Wishes to move towards more environmentally friendly buildings.
  • Bungalows made of recyclable materials (stable temperature inside). Transportable modular structure therefore does not require a building license from the town hall.

JULAR

  • Construction of modular wooden houses. The wood is treated with natural oils and waxes. The company is in charge of exporting the wood.
    • Realization of the eco-resort in Zambujeira do Mar (Zmar Eco Campo Resort & Spa);
    • Treehouse concept (modular wooden houses).

MODIKO

  • Patented modular construction system (metal profiles).
  • The company produces the various components and provides technical support and training to the construction companies.
  • First certified passive house in steel in Portugal.

OASIS ALGARVE

  • Construction company (bioclimatic housing: design and construction, passive houses).
  • Passive house certified designer and tradesperson.

PORTILAME

  • Construction company of wooden houses (modular and non-modular), renovations, carpentry….
    • Project Casa em Movimento
    • Projects with Mima Housing of modular houses….

REVITA

  • Sustainable renovations and constructions.

RUSTICASA

  • Wooden houses (from sustainably managed forests).
  • Products: traditional glued lamella construction system, wooden framework, ITS (Insulated Timber System) system – cork-based insulation….
    • Example of projects: ecovilla in Torres Vedras.

CERTITERM

  • Elaboration and analysis of specialty projects;
  • Energy audits;
  • Development of air-conditioning/ventilation projects.
  • Passive House certified consultant.

CURBI

  • Architecture and engineering firm.
  • Energy certifications
  • Passive House certified consultant.

ENGIPRIOR

  • Design and engineering firm from the design phase to the construction phase.
  • Innovative, energy-efficient projects with a reduced impact on the environment.
  • Energy audits.

FUTUR SOLUTION

  • Passive house and ecological construction projects (engineering).
  • Renewable energies.

SINERSOL

  • Offers renewable energy consulting services (design of installations, energy audits, implementation of energy reduction systems). In particular, it offers self-consumption systems

SO ENERGIA VERDE

  • Energy efficiency and sustainable development;
  • Energy certificates;
  • Renewable Energy installations.
  • Energy audits;

SUN ENERGY

  • Offers solutions based on renewable energies (design and installation of electricity and heat production systems).

BUREAU VERITAS

  • LEED and BREEAM certification.

CERPICENTRO

  • Energy certification company, specialized in energy efficiency, acoustic certification….

SGS

  • LEED certification;
  • Indoor air quality test;
  • Energy balance.

SOL GAS

  • Sale and installation of renewable energy systems.
  • Energy audits, indoor air quality audit.

USINGREEN

  • Consulting services for LEED and LiderA certifications.

AMORIM ISOLAMENTOS

  • Cork-based insulation and coating solutions.

ARGEX

  • Production of expanded clay (construction, insulation, green roofs…).

CORETECH

  • Manufacturing of Coretech technical panels manufactured from the recycling of automotive industry by-products.

DANOSA

  • Manufacture of materials for waterproofing, acoustic and thermal insulation…

FIBRAN

  • Solutions of insulating materials in XPS.

KERAKOLL

 

  • Renovation solutions for wet walls.

KNAUF INSULATION

  • Durable insulation and green roofs (mineral wool).

LECA

  • Expanded clay aggregates (blocks, bulk…).

ROCKWOOL

  • Specialized in insulation from rock wool.

SECIL ARGAMASSA

  • Insulation panels in black cork and natural hydraulic lime.

SOUDAL

  • Polyurethane adhesive foam solutions for fixing insulation panels on flat roofs.

TERMIPOL

  • Thermal and acoustic insulation made of projected mineral fibers.
  • Natural lighting of interior

WEBER SAINT GOBAIN

  • World leader in industrial mortars.

ARTEBEL

  • Concrete construction solutions (lightweight expanded clay aggregates).

PERCERAM

  • Largest producer of ceramic bricks in Portugal.

STYROSTONE

  • Large hollow blocks (filled with concrete) mounted as legos, composed of XPS and Neopor (foam) + graphite for better insulation.

BANEMA

  • Solutions for wooden floors, exteriors, interiors.

BLACKCORK

  • Brand of cork furniture.

CIN

  • Paint and varnish company.
  • Products: Roof paint that reflects the sun’s rays and thus increases thermal comfort inside the building housing (can reduce the indoor temperature by up to 6ºC).

ECO SOLUTIONS

  • Offers technical, innovative and environmentally friendly solutions (outdoor coatings, etc.).
  • EcoKalçada products: agglomerates of rubber granules from 100% recycled tires.

EMBARRO

  • Sale of ecological materials (clay and lime based) for bio-construction coatings..

GRANORTE

  • Recycling of cork waste from the cork wine cork production industry into floating floors.

INVESTWOOD

  • Produces and sells wood fibre and viroc panels. All Investwood products are non-toxic.

SCHLUTER

  • Offers solutions for ceramic and natural stone coatings.

SIVAL

  • Manufacturer of plaster and mortars for wall and ceiling coverings (cork incorporation).

TECNODECK

  • Wood-thermoplastic composite terrace (recyclable, no treatment required, non-toxic).
  • Outdoor furniture, pergola….

CS COELHO DA SILVA

  • Offers solutions for roof tiles, roofs and ventilated facades.

MODULO GREEN

  • Development of vertical plant solutions.

NEOTURF

  • Green roofs and green spaces.
  • Neotruf participated in the GreenUrbanLiving project in partnership with Amorim Isolamentos: development of a  multifunctional system based on an expanded cork agglomerate for the construction of green roofs and facades (thermal insulation, drainage and retention function).

ONDULINE

  • World leader in lightweight roofing solutions. 100% ecological products, 100% responsible production.

TELHAS COBERT

  • Ceramic tiles.

UMBELINO MONTEIRO SA

  • Roofing solutions.

GYPTEC

  • Manufacture of plasterboard from environmentally friendly raw materials.

PROCLIMA

  • Intelligent INTELLO air tightness system that delays the appearance of steam.

ROTHOBLAAS

  • Airtightness system for roofs, walls…

SIGA SWISS

  • Manufacturer of airtight membranes.

SOPREMA

  • Waterproofing systems.

SOUDAL

  • Polyurethane adhesive foam solutions for fixing insulation panels on flat roofs.
  • Products: Soudal Window System ==> adhesives, sealants for window sealing

ALUCOBOND

  • Aluminum ventilated facade systems.

ALU EUROPE

  • Manufacturer of aluminum frames.

AMIITO TECH

  • Profiles for windows and bay windows.

ANICOLOR

  • Aluminum systems and profiles.

BOAVISTA WINDOWS

  • Fiberglass windows.

CAIXIAVE

  • Manufacturer of high-performance windows and doors in PVC and aluminium-wood.

JANELAS DA GANDARA

  • Aluminum frames.

KAWNEER

  • Specialist in high thermal performance solutions for joinery (recognized by Passivhaus and Minergie).

LOUSALU

  • Aluminum profiles for windows.

MUCH MORE THAN A WINDOW

  • Metal structures with bay windows.

NAVARRA ALUMINIO

  • Window frame systems and facades made of aluminum profiles.

REHAU

  • Profile systems for window frames, water efficiency management systems.

REYNAERS

  • Transparent facades and roofs, sun shades, sliding doors, windows.

SERRIALU

  • Windows and frames in aluminum, PVC, stainless steel and iron.

LANDLAB

  • Development of solutions dedicated to green spaces and sustainable construction (water management).

PREMIERTECH

  • Wastewater Reuse and Treatment System (ECOFLO) – operates on the basis of coconut residues (does not require electrical power).
  • Rainwater harvesting system.

BRUMA

  • Sanitary equipment solutions.
  • Systems that save water and preserve the environment.

OLI

  • Sanitary equipment solutions.
  • Products: Flush that reuses the energy created by the movement of water for subsequent flushes.

ROCA

  • Sanitary equipment solutions (taps, toilets, washbasins, etc.).
  • Products: unit consisting of both the sink and the sanitary facilities that allows tap water to be reused after filtering, flow regulator.

SANINDUSA

  • Sanitary equipment solutions.
  • Solutions to save water.

AUFRA

  • Sizes, sells and installs ventilation equipment with heat recovery.
  • Passive house projects in Portugal.

BAXI

  • Heat pumps, biomass….

BLUMARTIN

  • Ventilation with heat recovery.

BOSCH

  • Heat pumps.

CLIMACOM

  • Installation, handling and marketing of equipment: ventilation, air conditioning, solar energy…
  • Indoor air quality audits.

DANTHERM

  • Ventilation, heating, cooling equipment…

ENERPLURAL

  • Heat pumps.

LEDLUX

  • LED lighting.

SUNAITEC

  • Solar energy collection via elements that can be integrated on facades, windows, and can also ensure the shading function.

WILO

  • Heat pumps.

ZENHDER (ESPAGNE)

  • Ventilation, heating, cooling equipment.