Ana Quirós Lara (GBCCR)

Ana Quirós is a civil engineer, with an MSc. And M. Eng from Stanford University. She is the president and one of the founding members of the Green Building Council Costa Rica (GBCCR), promoting sustainability and green building at all scales.

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Carlos Manuel Rodríguez (MINAE)

Carlos Manuel Rodriguez is the Minister of Environment and Energy for the Republic of Costa Rica for the second time, where he has been a pioneer in the development of payment for ecosystem services (PES).

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Clay Nesler (Johnson Controls)

Clay Nesler is the Vice President, Corporate Sustainability for Johnson Controls. In this role, he is responsible for energy and sustainability strategy, policy, public affairs, innovation and the Johnson Controls Institute for Building Efficiency.

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Irene Campos (MIVAH)

Irene Campos Gómez, Minister of Housing and Human Settlements and President of the Board of Directors of Banco Hipotecario de la Vivienda (BANHVI). She has a Degree in Civil Engineering from the Universidad de Costa Rica and Master Sc. in Environmental Sanitation, from Ghent University of Belgium.

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Adriana Zacarías (PNUMA)

Adriana Zacarias Farah is the Regional Coordinator of the Resource Efficiency sub-programme at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) at the Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean, based in Panama.

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Lisa Bate (WorldGBC)

Lisa Bate is the Chair of the World Green Building Council. She was regarded as one of Canada’s global ambassadors for sustainable design. A former Director and Board Chair of the Canada Green Building Council.

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Alicia Silva (Revitaliza Consultores)

Alicia Silva is the Founder and Director of Revitaliza Consultores®, one of the companies with the most experience in certifications and sustainable consulting for high-performance buildings in Latin America, with offices in Mexico City.

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Luis Guillermo Loría Salazar (LANAMME)

Ing. Luis Guillermo Loría Salazar obtained his degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Costa Rica in 1998. In 2005, he began his Master's studies at the University of Nevada, Reno, United States.

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María Matamoros (Ámbito Arquitectura)

María has a BS in architecture from the University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA, USA) and LEED Accredited Professional in BD+C and O+M, Fitwel Ambassador, EDGE Expert and RESET Consultant.

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Thomas Mueller (CaGBC)

Thomas Mueller is a Founding Director of the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) and became President & CEO of the Council in 2005.

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Carolina Martínez Gallegos (Revitaliza Conusltores)

Carolina is an architect graduated from the Technological and Higher Education Institute of Monterrey (ITESM) and completed a Masters in Sustainable Design at Jefferson University in Philadelphia, United States.

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Ilan Cuperstein (C40 Cities)

Ilan Cuperstein is C40 Deputy Regional Director for Latin America, where he supports all programmes and projects for the 12 cities in the region.

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Carlos Gallegos (EY)

Carlos has over 25 years of experience in top consulting firms. He has specialized in business strategy and transformation, enabling technologies and change management.

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Royee Alvarez (Consultor)

Architect and urban planner with more than 17 years of experience in urban-sustainable development. Master's Degree in Strategic Cities Development (Erasmus University, The Netherlands),

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Shana Longo (Legrand)

Shana Longo, LEED AP, has six years of experience in corporate sustainability and government affairs. She has carried out extensive research and has presented information on the evolution of the market for high-performance buildings and the variety of mechanisms they present.

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Daniel Magallón (BASE)

Daniel Magallon is a sustainable energy technology, financial, and market specialist with many years of experience working for private and public organizations.

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Eric Fischel (ENEX)

Eric Fischel Jiménez, is an Electromechanical Engineering. In 2016 CO-founded company ENEX - Energy Experts Costa Rica, in which currently serves as manager and technical consultant in process of commissioning, Energy Simulation, LEED Consulting and Energy Audits.

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Brian Ancell (Texas Tech University)

Dr. Brian Ancell is an Associate Professor of Atmospheric Sciences within the Department of Geosciences at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX, USA.

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Maíra Macedo (Brasil GBC)

Architect, Manager of Institutional and Government Relations at the Green Building Council Brazil. In charge of dissemination on sustainable construction.

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Karla Chaves (Próxima Comunicación)

Founder of the public relations agency Próxima Comunicación, with presence throughout Central America and the Caribbean and members of the international agency Edelman.

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Marco Villalobos (WRI)

Marco Villalobos is the Energy Efficiency Manager at WRI México. He leads the activities of the Building Efficiency Accelerator in Mexico, part of the UN initiative: Sustainable Energy for All.

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Chris Trott (Foster & Partners)

Chris leads the Sustainability Group at Foster + Partners. He is responsible for developing ideas, principles, initiatives, and strategies that support sustainable design, specification, construction, operation and feedback activities.

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Olman Segura (UNA)

Since May 9th, 2014 Mr. Segura-Bonilla is working as full professor at Universidad Nacional of Costa Rica, teaching and researching about economic policies for innovation and sustainable development (review http://www.proyectoppcc.com ).

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Nino Vaprio (STS)

Military Engineer and Industrial Engineer, with 35 years of experience in electronic security integrations, audits and risk assessments, social security, public and strategic for cities and countries, design of actions and projects for the support and development of sustainable cities

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Shannon Hilsey (WRI)

Carried out partner engagement, project management, and grant monitoring for growing global partnership consisting of 40 cities and more than 50 organizations committed to doubling the rate of energy efficiency improvement in the building sector.

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Roberto Artavia Loria (INCAE)

President and founder of Roberto Artavia International Consulting; President of the Board of Directors of INCAE Business School, President of Fundación Viva Idea.

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Patricia Lombardi (Schneider Electric)

Patricia Lombardi, has more than 8 years of experience in Sustainability and Automation projects. Since March 2019 she has been in Schneider Electric as Category Manager for Latin America. He has a degree in Industrial Chemistry, with an MBA in Marketing and a Post-Graduation in Sustainability.

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Guillermo Simon-Padros (Argentina GBC)

Guillermo is the CEO of Argentina Green Building Council, responsible for the daily image, management and operations, promoting awareness and engaging the external community to maintain the social and environmental vision and mission of the organization.

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Tomás Martínez (INVU)

Arquitecto de la Pontificia Universidad Javeriana de Bogotá, Colombia. Tiene una Maestría en Diseño Urbano, de la Universidad de Costa Rica y es especialista en Políticas de Suelo Urbano del Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.

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Javier Valencia (IMCISS)

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Esteban Acón (Cámara Costarricense de la Construcción)

Esteban Acón Rojas is a civil engineer graduated from the University of Costa Rica and has a master's degree in Construction Administration from the Catholic University of America, in Washington DC. Esteban is the current president of the Board of Directors of the Costa Rican Chamber of Contruction.

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Francesca Mayer (GBC Peru)

As Executive Coordinator of the Peru Green Building Council its mission is to lead the effective and integral implementation of sustainable construction in the country through the commitment and active participation of the private company and the state.

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Mauricio Blandino (ECOM Trading)

Mauricio Blandino, Industrial Engineering (University of Costa Rica) and Master in Environmental Studies (University of Essex, UK). He is an environmental and project manager with more than 15 year of experience both in national and international environments.

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Roberto Zoch (Municipalidad de Moravia)

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Luis Adrián Salazar (MICITT)

He holds a Master´s degree in Educational Administration, from Universidad de Costa Rica, and he graduated in Computer Systems Engineering in 1998, he also has degree in IT with emphasis on Management.

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Carlos Soberanis (Muni Guatemala)

He currently works as Project Manager of the Municipality of Guatemala, promoting citizen participation as a fundamental tool for the City planning through projects such as Future Vision Plan, Prosperous Neighborhood and Urban Clusters.

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Brigitte Solís (CIRCUITO)

Joined CIRCUITO prior to Johnson Controls acquisition in 2014 as Project architect, over hers 5+ years has developed extensive skills and experience on LEED certification, sustainability consulting, energy audits and field supervision.

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Juan Claudio De Oliva (Green Cloud)

Founding Partner, General Director and Operations Director of Greenlook S.A. Pioneering company in Environmental Management Systems, Digital Technology, Green-Marketing and Custom Projects for organizations that seek to neutralize their environmental impacts.

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Esteban Cervantes (GBCCR)

An Architect and Urban Planner, He is Technical Advisor for the Green Building Council Costa Rica (GBCCR) since 2016 where -among other tasks- he assists in the management of the EDGE buildings certification system, both as Verifier and as Trainer for EDGE Auditors and Experts.

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John Keith (Promerica)

Visionary, real estate developer and banker with extensive experience in both industries. He is currently the CEO of Banco Promerica Costa Rica and Real Estate Portfolio

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Andrea Meza (DCC)

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David Driskill (TTU)

David A Driskill holds a post professional degree from Catholic University, Washington D.C. in Urban Design and a professional degree in architecture from Texas Tech University. He is the Director of Urban Tech, the downtown studio for the College of Architecture, Texas Tech.

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María Brenes (Bolsa Nacionale de Valores - BNV)

Master in economics and strategy, leads the development of green bonds for the National Stock Exchange of Costa Rica.

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Carolina Rodríguez (BID)

Carolina Rodríguez is a professional in the Planning area, with international experience in coordination, administration and monitoring of urban, regional, environmental, and social development projects.

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Joaquín Rodríguez (STS)

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Manuel Ardón (ECODesarrolloPAPAGAYO)

Manuel Ardón has a degree in Civil Engineering with a specialization in Construction Administration from the UCR. Currently, he holds the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Península Papagayo.

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Michelle Coffey (CRUSA)

Lawyer with experience in strategic planning, organizational development and creation of internal collaboration teams and external alliances. Currently, Director of Programs of the Costa Rica Foundation - United States for Cooperation

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Angelica Chinchilla (MICITT)

Angelica has a master’s degree in Business Management with emphasis in Management and a degree in Political Science with an emphasis in Government and Public Policies from the University of Costa Rica.

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Hans M.Pfister (Cayuga)

Hans Pfister is co-founder, CEO and Marketing Director of the Cayuga Collection of Sustainable Luxury Hotels and Lodges. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and has been invited to share his experiences at Universities such Cornell and Harvard.

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Celeste López (SETENA/DIGECA)

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Elías Robles (TEKNA)

Graduated from the UCR in 2000 as a Bachelor of Architecture, CFIA Member since 2001. He is currently the President of Tekna Constructores.

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Jorge Vargas (Legrand)

Jorge Vargas is the Standardization and Training Manager of Legrand Central America, the Caribbean and Ecuador. He graduated from the University of Costa Rica with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He completed his Masters in Marketing and Consumer Behavior at the Fundepos-Alma Mater University.

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Gustavo Soto (BIOMATEC)

Currently, as an international consultant of the BIOMATEC team, he provides advice as an expert in sustainable construction and environmental management, promoting the implementation of various tools and certifications for the positioning of sustainable.

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WorldGBC Speaker

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Ommid Saberi (IFC)

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Jose Luis López (ALCALA)

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Andrea San Gil León (Casa Presidencial Costa Rica)

She founded the Center for Urban Sustainability in Costa Rica and directed it from 2014-2018. She currently works as an advisor to the First Lady of Costa Rica in sustainability and urban mobility.

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Karin Nagel (Nagel S.A)

Partner of Nagel S.A for more than 25 years . Active member of GBCCR and the Architecture and Children Comisión of de CFIA.

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