Enhancing Sustainable Building in Latin America: The CLESAL Project


Cortesía de Proyecto CEELA

How to face global warming is one of the main challenges we face today as a society. Its impact on biodiversity and natural resources has led to the collective search for sustainable strategies to reduce its negative environmental effects.

The building industry is currently responsible for around 40% of carbon emissions. One of the responses that have emerged as a result is the CEELA Project, as a contribution to the mitigation of the climate crisis, employment creation and the reduction of urbanization-related social issues. The initiative builds model buildings in Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru, aiming to promote energy efficiency throughout Latin America. As part of our coverage of sustainable construction in the region, ArchDaily attended the course held in Colombia during August and September 2022, listening and interacting with organizers, participants and experts in the area.

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