Motivating Green Building Around the World

Colombia is disproportionately affected by climate change. There have been huge floods that have killed many people and destroyed entire towns. Now, developers and the government are realizing that the costs of not investing in green infrastructure are exceedingly high. More that 50% of new buildings in Colombia are green buildings.

City Mentality

Sustainable design has been a major buzzword this year. Everyone is attempting to hop on the green craze to make their business responsible, forward thinking, and up to date. Whether those are legitimate efforts or throwing around unregulated words like “natural” and “sustainable,” depends on the business. But, one of the good things to come out of the sustainable design buzz, is that green building is actually rising globally because people’s perceptions are changing and the barriers are dropping. I think that’s a good thing and CEO of Colombia’s Green Building Council and Former President of Singapore’s Green Building Council, both of whom I saw on a panel at Greenbuild, agree.

Colombia

Colombia is disproportionately affected by climate change. There have been huge floods that have killed many people and destroyed entire towns. Now, developers and the government are realizing that the costs of not investing in green infrastructure…

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