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Brazil on the rise: LEED's growth in Latin America

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Today we have released another report in our popular LEED in Motion series. LEED in Motion: Brazil details green building activity and momentum in the nation that is the fifth largest market for LEED-certified projects outside of the U.S.

Released in conjunction with the Greenbuilding Brasil 2014 conference in Sao Paulo, LEED in Motion: Brazil notes that the nation is home to 871 LEED-registered and -certified projects, representing 24 million gross square meters.

The report provides additional insight and information about LEED, and it details how major corporations such as Coca-Cola Brasil and Odebrecht—along with world-renowned architects—are incorporating LEED into Brazil’s future built environment, including large scale projects such as Ilha Pura, the first LEED neighborhood project in Latin America.

Highlights of LEED in Motion: Brazil include:

  • Coca-Cola Brasil has over 40 sites in Brazil, to-date, and five are LEED-certified. The company intends to certify all of its sites in Brazil by 2020.
  • Approximately, 2,000 employees at Coca-Cola Brasil offices and bottling plants experience a LEED-certified building every day.
  • Odebrecht, a leading Brazilian conglomerate operating in 15 business segments from real estate to construction, currently have five projects that are LEED-certified (World Cup stadiums) and eight are registered including Ilha Pura. 
  • The Museum of Tomorrow, in Rio de Janeiro, designed by renowned Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, is pursuing LEED Gold for New Construction.
  • There are 242 LEED Professionals currently in Brazil.

Download LEED in Motion: Brazil in English. A Portuguese version will be available later this month.

Be sure to check out our other country and region-specific LEED in Motion reports. 

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Project Architect, ERO Architects
I second Eneas Rodrigues words, but LEED is just a tool behind a sustainability culture that I think we're still behind many countries...for example how many Coca-Cola bottles and cans actually gets recycled? By having a pretty plate hanging in the wall and using LEED for publicity means nothing if there's a cultural disengagement and people are not educated.
Sr. Architect, SSH International
the number of projects registered totaled 769 (over 33 million m² undergoing certification), with 109 certified. GBC Brasil projects that by the end of 2013 there will be 900 projects registered with 120 certified, and that Brazil will move up a notch to third in the world ranking.
I love to hear that my hometown country is greener each day. I hope to be part of this movement too.

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