The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced the recipients of the 2018 Greenbuild Leadership Awards. César Ulises Treviño, Carrier and FINSA will be honored at the inaugural Greenbuild Mexico conference in Mexico City during the Closing Plenary. The Leadership Awards recognize outstanding individuals and organizations at the forefront of the green building movement.
“Around the world, Greenbuild is recognizing extraordinary leaders, like them, who are driving the green building movement forward in their market. Their work and the work of others across the country is helping to position Latin America as a new hub for green activity,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO, USGBC and Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI).
César Ulises Treviño, CEO of Bioconstruccion and Energia Alternativa, is the founder and former CEO of the original Mexico Green Building Council (GBC). Treviño was also the first Latin American representative on the World GBC Board of Directors and first LEED Fellow in Latin America.
Carrier was the first member of USGBC and a founding member of SUMe. With four LEED Gold projects, Carrier is one of the few product manufactures in Mexico to produce products in a LEED-certified factory that can be part of LEED a building
FINSA has been part of the LEED Volume program since 2016 and has 17 certified projects in Mexico, making them one of the largest national developers to adopt LEED. The company is working to design new LEED-certified building inventory to reduce over 50 percent of total water consumption, reduce energy between 20 and 30 percent and use lower chemical contaminants to improve indoor air quality.
Mexico’s green building activity has been growing and in 2017 the country made USGBC’s list of Top 10 Countries and Regions for LEED for the first time.