Liberia, Costa Rica, September 02, 2009 — PR web)– The Costa Rica chapter of the Green Building was notified of induction into the World Green Building Council. Environmental sustainability in Costa Rica is a major social concern as the country covers 0.01% of the world’s land surface yet contains over 5% of the world’s biodiversity.
In 2007, officials of the Costa Rican government stated that they aim to be the first carbon-neutral country in the world by 2021. In 2008, Yale University ranked Costa Rica as 5th in Environmental Performance among 149 countries sampled. The chairman of the Costa Rica chapter, Craig Williamson, stated, “The establishment of this chapter marks a historic point in Costa Rican history. It provides Costa Rica Real Estate developers the tools and information needed to make sustainability and carbon neutrality an attainable goal. It is important that there is a solid, measurable certification for Green Building, there has been far too much speculation, misleading labeling of projects, and pure green-washing in the past” …. more on this at Tico Times Blog, Costa Rica and World Green Council
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