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Approaching LEED in Latin America: A practical overview

GBCI: 910000096

During this course, you will hear first hand about the advantages, as well as the difficulties of building to LEED standards in Latin America. We will also review several credits and pre-requisites in the Core & Shell, New Construction and Commercial Interiors rating systems, and explore how these are applied through different case studies of LEED v2009 projects in the Republic of Panama.
Eligible for 4 CE HOURS.
  • 4 CE

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About

Aqua Terra presents a panel of LEED accredited professionals who practice LEED in Panama- Juliana Lezama, LEED AP BD+C., Kim Portmess GRP®, LEED AP BD+C, and Maria Fernanda De Mendoza, GRP®, LEED GA- to provide you with a practical overview of the application of the LEED® rating system in Latin America, and specifically in the Republic of Panama.

During this course, you will hear first hand about the advantages, as well as the difficulties of building to LEED standards in Latin America. We will also review several credits and pre-requisites in the Core & Shell, New Construction and Commercial Interiors rating systems, and explore how these are applied through different case studies of LEED v2009 projects in the Republic of Panama.

After this course, you will be able to better understand how to efficiently plan for green building projects in this region, taking into account several variables, such as local weather, resource, material and information availability, lack of regulations, and awareness of the subject.

Objectives

  1. Comprehend, through project case studies, the idiosyncrasies of the application of the LEED rating system in Latin America, and in particular, in the Republic of Panama.
  2. Recognize the benefits and the challenges of green building in Latin America, in order to prepare for different circumstances with your own projects.
  3. Learn how to market and publicize LEED projects in Latin America, accurately and effectively, without falling into green wash.
  4. Understand how to manage projects in a place where, unlike the United States, lacks regulation around many of the prerequisites that are mandatory for LEED certification.
Intermediate

Created by

Aqua Terra
Ciudad de Panama, PA
Panama

Leaders

Maria Fernanda DE MENDOZA

Strategic Projects Manager - Associate Aqua Terra

Kimberly Portmess

Business Unit Manager - Associate Aqua Terra

Juliana Lezama

Manager - Education Division Aqua Terra
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