"Mr. Treviño, Carrier and Finsa have helped paved the way for green building across Mexico and their work inspires others to discover the power of green building in helping to improve lives and support local economies," said Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO, USGBC and Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI). "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."
This year’s Leadership Award recipients have made significant strides supporting the transformation of the built environment in Mexico:
- César Ulises Treviño, CEO of Bioconstruccion & Energia Alternativa (BEA), 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. His company has more than 50 sustainable projects that have been certified through programs, including LEED, EDGE and WELL;
- Carrier was the first member of USGBC and a founding member of SUMe. With four LEED Gold projects, Carrier has more than 1.5 million gross square feet of certified space in Mexico. 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.
Registration for Greenbuild Mexico is open.