During the last decade, the U.S. Green Building Council has expanded the LEED Green Building Rating System, for improved performance and reduced environmental impact in new construction and renovation projects around the world. Latin America is not an exception to the Green Building model.
Colombia, Brazil, Mexico, Chile and Venezuela are increasing their knowledge of environmental concepts, practices, and the advantages of this expanding focus on increased efficiency in the use of energy, water and waste.
Recently, The Spinnaker Group’s experience in international projects played an important part in the granting of USGBC Gold certification for two major projects in Bogota, Colombia. In collaboration with a local company, Arquitectura e Interiores, the LEED consultants, The Spinnaker Group successfully developed the LEED Commissioning process in both projects.
“El Cubo” is a multi-story, 344,628 ft2 building, with six above-ground floors and two underground parking garages. The structure houses areas of varied functions, such as an auditorium, formal restaurant, conferences rooms, bowling alley, swimming pool, and squash, golf, and soccer facilities, as well as outdoor spaces for recreational programs, family gatherings and community events.
New headquarters of Banco GNB Sudameris is a multi-story, 240,697 ft2 building with twelve above-ground floors for offices and six underground parking garages. This bank provides competitive business financial services. The facility houses functional areas such as general management offices, executive and administrative offices, and local banking offices.