Sustainable construction

Company News    Jul 27, 2021 9:03 PM

Colombia is positioned as one of the world leaders in sustainable construction.

More than three million square meters over 201 projects received the Excellence in Design For Greater Efficiencies (EDGE) certification, El Espectador reported.

“We have generated one of the best sustainability ecosystems in Latin America, with more than 90 experts accredited and internationally recognized as EDGE experts,” Camacol’s Sandra Forero said.

The projects that achieved this recognition were: Acereto, Provvidenza, Irotama del Mar, Centro Comercial Paseo Villa del Río, Salamanca, Orbba 130, Verde Vivo Ariza, Aldea del Sur, Bodega Fómeque Condominio Altares, Conjunto Paloma, Majestic, Sotavento, Caluce, Ambar Infinity, Mirador del Jaboque, O2 Entreparques, Parque Logístico Calle 80, Conjunto Residencial Cipres, Teka, Edificio Colsanitas, Edificio Jorge Hoyos, Casa Nua-Meraki, Homecenter Mosquera, Mercurio and Antejardín.

Forero added that the great challenge is to assure that sustainable construction reaches 100% of the country.

The sector established the goal that one out of every five buildings in the country will be EDGE certified by 2023, contributing to a 51% reduction in the carbon footprint of construction projects and organizations.

“The first step to have sustainable urban development is formality. In Colombia, 37 out of every 100 homes are built informally. That is why we must create new models and incentives to promote sustainable construction,” Forero said.

In addition, Minister of Environment (MinAmbiente) Carlos Eduardo Correa said that it is important to incorporate bio-diverse city models in cities to achieve a green growth.

“We are working with all ministries, the private sector, academia and associations to meet our Paris Agreement goals in the short, medium and long term,” Correa highlighted.

Bottom-Line: All sectors must accompany the country’s energy and sustainable transformation process and this is an excellent news.

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