Av. Otto Baumgart,500
Vila Guilherme - CEP: 02049-900
São Paulo / SP - tel.: (11) 2224-5959
Always committed with the security of our customers, shopkeepers, collaborators and partners, Lar Center has developed a number of environmental management measures in its facilities to guarantee the extraction of methane gas detected underneath the enterprise’s floor. The actions have been implemented without any loss or risk situation for the mall and its visitors.
The measures started with the initiation of the operation of 11 drains, integrated to 10 vacuum machines, in strategic areas of the enterprise. This initiative is part, inclusive, of the Conduct Adjustment Term (CAT) signed with the Public Ministry and CETESB.
On October 6, 2012 Lar Center was visited by municipal authorities, CETESB and Green and Environmental Department’s technicians to check all the ongoing construction work, confirming the fulfillment of all the security determinations.
The commercial center also monitors daily the methane gas underneath its floor and of all its facilities (stores, restrooms and common places), in order to guarantee the security of the whole building. Besides that, complementary environmental studies of the area are being performed, according to the chronogram presented to CETESB.
It’s convenient to point out that Lar Center has a Monitoring Plan, a Risk Management Plan and an Emergency Action Plan, with detailed measures to be adopted in case the presence of methane gas is detected in internal environment which situation, because of the operation of the drains, is not expected to happen.
It’s essential to highlight that methane gas is not toxic, doesn’t smell and doesn’t threaten human health. The presence of methane gas underneath the concrete floor of the enterprise is due to characteristics of the site where the mall was built on, in an area of an old watery lowland, on which there had been deposition of organic residues.
It’s imperative to emphasize that, in the 26 years in operation there has never been registered any incidents related to the methane gas in the premises or its surroundings.