CEC to plan Mexican green-building system


Canada, Mexico and the United States have agreed to collaborate on the development of a green-building rating system for Mexico, a move experts consider particularly timely in light of this country’s plans to build millions of units of low-cost housing. At the annual meeting of the tri-national Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC), held here on June 26 and 27, the three nations’ top environmental officials agreed to fashion an integrated system of certification, verification and follow-up. As a first step, they approved a CEC allocation of US$120,000 for a green-building workshop in Mexico in October. “This is a great opportunity for Mexico to learn from the experience of the United States and Canada,” said Juan Elvira Quesada, secretary of... [Log in to read more]

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