23 Dec '13, 5pm

#LEED-certified and -registered projects in Latin countries represent milestones for higher-performance buildings.

#LEED-certified and -registered projects in Latin countries represent milestones for higher-performance buildings.

More than a decade ago, the concept of green building was relatively unheard of in Latin America. But since then, multinational corporations have created a domino effect, requiring their local real estate investments to go green while civil organizations such as green building councils (GBCs) in North, Central and South America have emerged with capacity building programs helping to spread voluntary market transformation tools such as LEED on nationwide scales. Today, energy-efficient and low-environmental-impact buildings are no longer an exclusive endeavor of large private firms in the region, as governments at the national and local levels are currently devising incentives and fostering policy programs to enhance greener and more socially accountable buildings. So how did this happen? On the North American stage, NAFTA’s Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) ha...

Full article: http://www.edcmag.com/articles/95355-green-buildings-in-l...

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