Edge: The road towards a more sustainable construction

22 . 04 . 2021

Among many evils of the COVID-19 pandemic is the fact that it has distracted us from what has been perhaps the worst year of climate change on record But on the bright side, we have learned two critical lessons: humans can change their habits quickly, and don’t mess with nature.  

Latin America may need to assimilate these lessons faster than more developed regions. We face  terrific threats from the impact from climate change, and have fewer resources to address them. Our food and water system will be disrupted, coastal land will suffer from rising sea levels, and tropical diseases will become harder to control.  

Last year, the building sector account for 38% of all energy-related CO2 emissionsIt’s our job as an industry to provide infrastructure that promote a conscious lifestyle while providing savings to our clients due to energy and utility reductionsIt is also extremely important to measure and validate our environmental footprint to accurately plan our transition to a carbon neutral economy. 

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We understand the reality and risks that climate change imposes on our region and the necessity to measure and verify our environmental performance. That is why we are committing to include EDGE certification in all our future development projects and determine the feasibility of certification for our existing projects. This is the first of many initiatives that will be required from us in our road to a sustainable future 

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