Green Power Breakfast
Workshop: EDGE Expert
Training Workshop for Experts EDGE taught by Architect Esteban Cervantes with the support of Ing. Ana Qurós.
Workshop: LEED for Homes
LEED for Homes is a certification program created by the US Green Building Council that promotes high efficiency performance in the design and construction for homes. This system is based on eight categories: site selection, water efficiency, materials & resources, energy & atmosphere, indoor air quality, location & linkages, education & awareness, and innovation. In each of these categories, the projects earn points towards a specific certification level (Certified, Silver, Gold or Platinum). Each of these homes undergoes rigorous site inspections and testing to make sure it is performing efficiently. The LEED for Homes certification system can be applied to single and mutifamily homes, and has proven to be successful even in the most affordable homes.
Biomimicry is an approach to innovation that seeks sustainable solutions to human challenges by emulating nature’s time-tested patterns and strategies. The core idea is that nature has already solved many of the problems we are grappling with. Animals, plants, and microbes are the consummate engineers. After billions of years of research and development, failures are fossils, and what surrounds us is the secret to survival.
An EPD (Environmental Product Declaration) is an objective report based on life cycle assessment (LCA). It is used to communicate information about the potential environmental and human health impacts of a product. It’s like a nutritional label, stating what a product is made of and how it impacts the environment across its entire life cycle, from raw material extraction to disposal.
Workshop: Water Footprint (pc)
Building Efficiency Accelerator
The Building Efficiency Accelerator (BEA) is a public-private collaboration that turns global expertise into action to accelerate local government implementation of building efficiency policies and programs.