Greenbuild Mexico, taking place in Mexico City from June 19 to 21, 2018, is seeking inventive, knowledgeable professionals in the design, construction and operations of sustainable buildings and communities to serve on the Greenbuild Mexico Program Working Group.
This article was originally published by Sherwin-Williams in Spanish in the magazine "Esencial" in July 2016, and is reproduced here with permission.
Mexico City—(October 16, 2017)—Sustentabilidad para México (SUMe), the green building council for México, and GBCI, the certifying body for all LEED projects and the premier organization independently recognizing excellence in green business industry performance and practice globally, announced the formation of GBCI México.
Today, Mexico's architects, construction firms, energy companies, city planners, enterprises and politicians are working together to create the sustainable cities of tomorrow.
Mexico is the home to 139 LEED-certified and 460 LEED-registered projects, totaling 13,168,705 gross square meters of space. From hospitality to retail, whether single projects or those using LEED volume certification, the projects in Mexico represent the diversity and breadth inherent in LEED.
Check out a few of Mexico's most impressive projects below.
Spend a morning exploring the LEED Platinum CENTRO University building in Mexico City, and gain inspiration and insight as you learn about strategies the project managers employed and the certification process.
Hosted by USGBC Education Partner SUMe, the tour will be led by Alfredo L. Mariscal, LEED Project Manager for AKF. He will walk through tactics the project employed when tackling specific LEED credits and overcoming challenges to ultimately achieve LEED Platinum certification.
January is the time of year when we ask ourselves what we hope to see in the coming year. For the green building market in Latin America, we expect to see the investments in learning and early adoption of tools such as Arc, LEED v4 and EDGE pay off with more green building projects across the region.
2016 was the strongest year on record for LEED-certified hotels in Latin America, with 60 percent more projects compared with 2015, and nearly double those of 2014. Today, there are 38 LEED-certified spaces in the region, and over three times as many pursuing LEED. Costa Rica is leading this trend in Latin America, with 20 percent of all certified LEED projects, and nearly four times as many projects in the pipeline.