Green SAP Labs

July 10, 2009 by Claudia Linke

The first SAP Labs Center in Latin America is located in Sao Leopoldo, Brazil. (photo: SAP)

The first SAP Labs Center in Latin America is located in Sao Leopoldo, Brazil. (photo: SAP)

SAP recently opened its new SAP Labs campus in Brazil, representing the first SAP Labs Center in Latin America and the eighth worldwide. The facility is located in Sao Leopoldo in the state of Rio Grande do Sul and as of December 2009 employs 258 people. Of particular note are the building’s structure and interior. During construction preference was given to the use environmentally friendly materials. Not all of these materials were available in Brazil, constructing the facility did not come cheap for SAP. However, Erwin Rezelman – director of SAP Labs Brazil – emphasizes that the project was an effort not only to create a “green building” in Latin America, but also to design offices with a pleasant work atmosphere.

SAP Labs Brazil is in the process of applying for a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification for the building.

SAP Labs Center

SAP Labs Centers are responsible for the development of SAP applications, software localization, and software support in their respective regions. SAP Labs Brazil also handles support for SAP products in North America while both organizing and carrying out training courses for SAP partners in Latin America. In addition, it assists in developing custom solutions for regional partners and customers in the SAP ecosystem.

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5 comments

  1. Wilian

    Hello!
    I am from SAP Labs Brazil.
    Please remove the Rio de Janeiro’s photo from here!
    It has nothing to do with Rio Grande do Sul (the state where we are).
    It is like putting a Dallas’ picture to describe New York. You should be ashamed of your journalism.

  2. Shima Rezelman

    Dear Editor, I must agree with my colleague Wilian and also please note that we have planned the building according to the LEED certification requisites, but have not received the certification yet.
    Please feel free to contact me for more detailed information on the project.
    Best regards,
    Shima

  3. Chris

    Hi Wilian,

    I’m also with SAP and a bit shocked about your harsh words, especially to fellow colleagues. Why should anyone be ashamed of making a mistake? Mistakes happen, no big deal, we’re all only human.

    Regards, Chris

  4. Christian Rosa

    Please do not take WIllian’s word as something offensive, They are not. He only show that the edition could take more care with basic information like the correct location. It is a nuisance that people in US usually think Brazil is only Rio de Janeiro. Please review and do not take as offensive. The rest is very nice. Congrats !!!

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